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Old 01-04-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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What is the code, rule, law that was enacted in the mid to late 80's that dose not allow square highrises to be constructed in Los Angeles. Thx for the help. I've found people who know about it but can not verify source.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:04 PM
 
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The law of taste, maybe?
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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What is the code, rule, law that was enacted in the mid to late 80's that dose not allow square highrises to be constructed in Los Angeles. Thx for the help. I've found people who know about it but can not verify source.
Is this even a valid question? Was a code, rule, or law enacted?

A square is two dimensional. What is a "square" high rise? One cross section must not be square? Two? All?
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Old 01-05-2011, 01:27 AM
 
Location: So California
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You may be thinking about helipads being required?
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think in 1986 a "growth control" ordinance was passed by voters in the City of LA called Measure U, I think.

It severly limited the allowable FAR (Floor Area Ratio) available for developers/property owners. In effect, it put a limit of 3 stories or less in most commercial areas close to residential/single-family districts. At the time, many high-rises were being built (esp. in West LA like Santa Monica Blvd)....and this measure was a response to that.
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