Archinect - News 2014-04-24T02:43:31-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/20444850/urban-operations-wilshire-star-maps Urban Operations: Wilshire Star Maps Paul Petrunia 2011-09-14T19:45:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/82/82z3rv3p8qw2fvey.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>No other place in the world has such a fantastic collection of underecognized and underappreciated vertical architecture as in Los Angeles. In a city of mostly low-density avenues and sprawling suburban tracts, no other street in L.A. contains as many of these Modernicus Erectus as Wilshire Boulevard.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Since 2006, the annual pamphlet on skyscrapers is published as an ongoing research project by the office of Los Angeles architect John Southern, Urban Operations. This year's issue, "Wilshire Star Maps" is a limited edition of 100 prints and a digital edition you are about to enjoy. It also features an essay by Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce, "Wilshire Boulevard: A Drive-By Family".</p> <p> Digital copies of Urban Operations' previous pamphlets, Slopscraper, Sumoscraper and Skyscrapers of the Dead are also available at their website.</p> <p> <a href="http://urbanops.org/index.php?/research/wilshire-star-maps/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wilshire Star Maps</a> by Urban Operations</p>