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LaBonge Clears Way for Priceless Dalle-de-Verre Demolition

Tom LaBonge failed historic preservationists again, this time clearing away for the demolition of the Columbia Savings Building on Wilshire. While the Building is nowhere near eye-candy from the street, the interior is a modern masterpiece with its stunning enormous signature dalle-de-verre skylight. The LA Conservancy similarly put up a limp-wristed opposition. Preliminary demo work is now slated to begin at the site, for which there are no firm plans.