America rejects L.A.'s future

Results are in for The History Channelís City of the Future design competition. On-line voters selected Chicago the winner. New York came in second. The Eric Owen Moss design for Los Angeles came in, well, last.

Via Curbed LA

BillboardSpeaking of Curbed, Jenny Burman at Chicken Corner takes mild issue with a post that calls Sunset and Alvarado in Echo Park "an intersection of drugs, homelessness, and 24-hour despair." She lists thirteen cool, groovy or otherwise positive things found at the intersection. Both posts are actually about the billboard for American Apparel that has been erected there. Curbed calls it "unimaginative child porn," Chicken Corner passed on "a big moralizing crusade about the 'child pornography' billboard since the model is supposedly 24 years old and doesn't even look like a child." But Burman adds: "I am not sure what to say about a company that uses an adult model to mimic sexual interest in children trying to look like adults except that said company is breaking no laws that I know of."


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