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Los Angeles Rids Itself of Helipad Requirement, Opens City to “Bolder” Skyline

Los Angeles Rids Itself of Helipad Requirement, Opens City to “Bolder” Skyline
Los Angeles Rids Itself of Helipad Requirement, Opens City to “Bolder” Skyline, Los Angeles, California. Image © Wikimedia Commons / Pintaric
Los Angeles, California. Image © Wikimedia Commons / Pintaric

Helicopter landing pads will no longer be required atop new buildings in Los Angeles, California. The rule’s elimination, which was announced yesterday by the city’s mayor and fire chief, allows architects the freedom to break away from LA’s “boxy” skyline. “I want to see innovative design,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “I want to see good design, but we’re going to take the handcuffs off of you when we ask you to do that. I want neighborhoods to look good, and I want our buildings to look iconic.” You can read more about the change, here.

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Los Angeles Rids Itself of Helipad Requirement, Opens City to “Bolder” Skyline" 30 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/552545/los-angeles-rids-itself-of-helipad-requirement-opens-city-to-bolder-skyline/> ISSN 0719-8884
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