Surrounding the Past (30 images)
It happens in every city, the amazing old stuff gets surrounded by the slick all-glass new stuff. It happened to Bullocks Wilshire – 3050 Wilshire Boulevard – from 1929, designed by Los Angeles architects John and Donald Parkinson. It was once the ultimate department store – Mae West, John Wayne, Marlene Dietrich, Alfred Hitchcock, Greta Garbo and Clark Gable shopped here. It's cool, but there's a giant glass luxury apartment building going up next door – severe and...