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The 1100 Wilshire Yahoo! Group is set up for residents of the 1100 Wilshire building in Downtown Los Angeles to communicate freely, post notices, and to share ideas. Built in 1986, the 37-story office tower at 1100 Wilshire Blvd. has never been more than 10% occupied and has been completely empty for a decade. Once the former headquarters for Rolls Royce, now it will be a symbol of downtown's revival. Martin's firm was hired to work on the Wilshire tower by its first owner, East Asian businessman Tsai Ming Yu — but to this day, AC Martin Partners doesn't want to be known as the building's architect. "We were severely criticized for attempting to change the design," Martin added. But "he was the supreme owner, ruler, emperor of this project. Nobody was to question him." . Tsai's design complied with the principles of feng shui, a traditional Chinese system of divination that seeks to bring structures into harmony with natural forces. Doors, elevator shafts and stairwells were placed to ensure that luck would not pour out of the building. D'Elia who bought the building and has converted it said he "came across 1100 Wilshire and immediately fell in love with that building." We all have too.

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  • Sep 12, 2005
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