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Ugly carpets and green marble: The design of the Los Angeles Times buildings changed along with the city, though not always gracefully

Ugly carpets and green marble: The design of the Los Angeles Times buildings changed along with the city, though not always gracefully

After nearly a century, The Times is moving out of its storied complex in downtown Los Angeles for sleek new digs in El Segundo. When the last of its journalists depart Friday, they will leave behind a brick-and-mortar — or, more accurately, a limestone-and-marble — record of journalism, of this city and of the expansive ambitions of several generations of the Chandler family, including the still-beloved Otis Chandler, who transformed the family’s local political cudgel into the most important journalistic institution west of the Mississippi.

The paper’s move...

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