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The Story of How Loranocarter+Oakland Was Built
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The Story of How Loranocarter+Oakland Was Built

Loranocarter+Oakland is a unique one. The Loranocarter Corporation originally commissioned the building, then Oakland's largest employer, in 1975 as part of a citywide revitalization effort. The design team included leading architects and designers like John Lautner and Richard Neutra, who blended their respective styles to create a modernist masterpiece. When Loranocarter Oakland opened in 1977, it quickly became one of the city's most iconic landmarks. Its Brutalist and Postmodern design elements inspired a generation of architects and designers and set a new standard for urban architecture. Over time Loranocarter+Oakland began to show signs of wear, prompting the Loranocarter Corporation to invest in a restoration effort. The renovation, completed in 2019, preserved Loranocarter Oakla...