• Short Summary

    IN LOS ANGELES A NEW CIVIC CONTROVERSY NEAR THE ??? OF ??? VERSUS PUBLIC ???.?

  • Description

    IN LOS ANGELES A NEW CIVIC CONTROVERSY NEAR THE ??? OF ??? VERSUS PUBLIC ???. THE RATTLER IS ??? BETWEEN THE BUREAU OF ??? BUILDING AND SAFETY AND THE MUNICIPAL ART DEPARTMENT. A DIRECT ??? FROM NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.

    THE ??? CALL THE WATTS TOWERS...FOR THE WATTS DISTRICT OF LOS ANGELES IN WHICH THAT ARE LOCATED.

    ???...WHO BUILT THEM...CALLS THEM HIS MONUMENT.

    ??? CONSTRUCTING WHEN AN RETIRED IN 1921...FOR ???. THEY BECAME SOMETHING TO BE REMEMBERED BY.

    THE TOWERS ARE MADE OF SCRAP METAL AND BROKEN DISHES...OLD BOTTLES BY THE TRUCKLOAD AND SEASHELLS BY THE THOUSAND, TIED ??? WITH CEMENT.

    ??? THAT LOVE THEM HAVE BEGUN A DESPERATE ??? TO SAVE THEM, FOR THE WATTS TOWERS HAVE BEEN CONDEMNED AS ESCAPE.

    THE ??? IS SPEARHEADED BY ACTOR NICK KING...AND FILM EDITOR WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT...OF HOLLYWOOD, WHO ??? THE PROPERTY WHEN SAM MOVED TO ANOTHER CITY. A FIGHT BY PETITION TO MAINTAIN FOR PUBLIC DISPLAY A COLLECTION OF BROKEN CHINA AND THE CONTENTS OF A JUNKYARD.

    THE BATTLE LINES ARE DRAWN BY NOW. THE MUNICIPAL ART DEPARTMENT HAS ??? JOINED BY THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS IN CLAIMING THE HUNDRED FOOT STRUCTURES AND THE WORK AROUND THEIR ??? ARE WORKS OF GREAT BEAUTY AND IMAGINATION...PART OF OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE...UNIQUE AND DISTINCTIVE...A MASTERPIECE OF PRIMITIVE CULTURE WHICH REST BE PRESERVED. THOSE THAT LIVE NEARBY AND THOSE THAT COME OCCASIONALLY JUST TO TAKE A LOOK ARE LOUD INDEED WITH SIMILAR STATEMENTS.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, THE CITY'S DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING AND SAFETY SAYS...??? A WORK OF ART THEY MAY BE...BUT THE TOWERS ARE ALSO A MENACE...COULD FALL DOWN IN A HIGH WIND OR AN EARTHQUAKE AND HURT PEOPLE. ITS ART VERSUS SAFETY...AND THEY CANNOT BE MADE SAFE NO MATTER WHAT IS DONE TO THEM.

    ON JULY THE SIXTH A COURT HEARING WILL TAKE UP THE MATTER. THE BIG DEBATE MAY BE RESOLVED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA26SP50LQHNTIY9JMGEZNT2M5D
    Media URN:
    VLVA26SP50LQHNTIY9JMGEZNT2M5D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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