How ironic that you utilize a fixed glass structure as your command HQ

from Christopher Dorner – Manifesto on Rap Genius


The LAPD Headquarters is in downtown Los Angeles and is a glass structure developed by AECOM. The amount of glass used was to emphasize not just a modern aesthetic but also as a metaphorical symbol of transparency with the surrounding community. The metaphor is significant because of the past tension that the LAPD has had with the community with cases cited such as Rodney King and the Rampart Scandal. The glass was also most likely utilized to maximize the LEED points that could be earned by the structure.

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