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Architect quits in protest of billionaire Charlie Munger’s plan for windowless dorms at UCSB [Video]

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Billionaire Charlie Munger is bankrolling the design of a massive dormitory at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The $1.5 billion project comes with a major catch – 94% of the dorm’s single occupancy rooms are in the interior of the building, and have no windows.

A consulting architect on the university’s Design Review Committee quit in protest of the project, in a resignation letter obtained by CNN Business and reported by the Santa Barbara Independent.

“The basic concept of Munger Hall as a place for students to live is unsupportable from my perspective as an architect, a parent and a human being,” California architect Dennis McFadden wrote in the letter. McFadden declined further comment to CNN Business.

UCSB’s campus is located on cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and has its own beach. Its beachfront location is an integral part of campus culture and identity – …

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Wentworth Mausoleum | Spectroom [Video]

Wentworth Mausoleum is an heritage-listed mausoleum located at Chapel Road, Vaucluse in the Municipality of Woollahra local government area of New South Wales, Australia. It was built from 1872 to 1874 by Mansfield Brothers, architects. It is also known as Wentworth Mausoleum and site. The property is owned by Anglican Church Property Trust and is managed by Sydney Living Museums as part of Vaucluse House. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999.

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Santa Monica Place offering an array of festive holiday fun for the whole family [Video]

This holiday season, Santa Monica Place is offering an array of festive activities for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors and shoppers will catch special performances by the dancing sensation, Santa Monica Beach Belles and ballerina performances inside the 14-foot larger-than-life Snow Globe, live DJ holiday sets, visits with Santa, Pet Photos with Santa as well as festive light displays and a 50-foot iconic Christmas tree in Center Plaza.Subscribe to FOX 11 Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfF8wFnipMeDpJf8OmMxDg?sub_confirmation=1Watch FOX 11 Los Angeles Live: https://www.foxla.com/liveFOX 11 delivers breaking news, live events, undercover investigations, police chases, true crime files, business news, celebrities and entertainment on Good Day LA (GDLA) and local stories from Los Angeles, Long Beach, Pasadena and across the nation.Watch more FOX 11 on YouTube:Police Chases: https://bit.ly/3t2xQqcFunny Moments: https://bit.ly/3cbbFXXCelebrity Interviews: https://bit.ly/38kakg8Archives: https://bit.ly/30qtxsoDownload the FOX 11 News app: https://www.foxla.com/appsDownload the FOX 11 Weather app: https://www.foxla.com/appsFollow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fox11la/Follow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Twitter: https://twitter.com/foxla/Follow FOX 11 Los Angeles on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foxla/Subscribe to the FOX 11 newsletter: https://www.foxla.com/email