architecture

  • Disney Architect and Designer Michael Graves Passes at 80
    Disney Architect and Designer Michael Graves Passes at 80

    We’re sad to report architect Michael Graves has passed away at age 80. He had been paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a spinal cord infection since 2003. We are reporting on it because Graves lent his whimsical style to several Disney buildings, and other Disney products….

  • The Art Deco Stylings of Buena Vista Street at DCA
    The Art Deco Stylings of Buena Vista Street at DCA

    I’m a big fan of the Art Deco style of architecture, which means I know I’ll love Buena Vista at Disney California Adventure when I finally get a chance to visit. In the meantime, I’ve seen plenty of photos, but not really many pictures of inside the buildings. Thankfully Disney…

  • Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained
    Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained

    In a great piece of history telling, Yesterland dives into the urban myth that the iconic sculptures for the Swan and Dolphin hotels were accidentally incorrectly placed by the construction helicopter during construction leading to a forced name change for each hotel. After all, why would the Dolphin Fish be…

  • LAX’s Theme Building Getting Some TLC
    LAX’s Theme Building Getting Some TLC

    The Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport is that iconic arched structure with the round observation deck and restaurant in the middle. I remember hearing that it was in need of some repairs, but I had now idea how extensive it would be. LA Weekly’s article shows pictures of…

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