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IDDQD - Команда молодости нашей, команда, без которой мне не жить.
Надеюсь, модераторы простят, что на английском, но, так сказать, первоисточник.
«Ray Bradbury lived in his 1937 Cheviot Hills home for more than 50 years. After the author of "Fahrenheit 451" died in 2012, the house was readied for sale.

The home was filled with original details, such as built-in bookcases, that surrounded Bradbury for much of his life. The next owner could be proud to live with the echo of Bradbury, the beloved science fiction writer who advised both Walt Disney and NASA.

Or not.

The longtime home of the late writer Ray Bradbury has come on the market in Cheviot Hills at $1.495 million.
The home, which was purchased in June for $1.765 million, is being demolished. A permit for demolition was issued Dec. 30, Curbed LA reports, and a fan who visited the house over the weekend found it in the process of being torn down.

At the request of friends who'd heard the home was being destroyed, John King Tarpinian paid it a visit. "In only one day half of the house was gone," he writes at the science fiction site File 770.com.

Tarpinian took photos of the shattered roof, half-demolished walls and former patio where a knocked-out door frames emptiness behind. "As I was taking pictures locals were walking their dogs. They’d stop to observe and we’d converse," Tarpinian writes. "One lady had no idea who had owned the house; she was new to the neighborhood. She walked away in tears. Another long time neighbor knew it was Ray’s home and we mutually agreed things like this are just wrong but money wins out. Another young couple had no idea who Ray was ... the saddest encounter of all."

According to Curbed, Bradbury's house was purchased by "starchitect" Thom Mayne, of the firm Morphosis, and his wife, Blythe Alison-Mayne.

Mayne, who is on the faculty at UCLA, is a winner of the Pritzker Prize. Bradbury, who typed "Fahrenheit 451" on a pay-as-you-go typewriter at the UCLA library, was presented with the National Medal of Arts in 2004.

Materials from Bradbury's office, including file cabinets, papers and many of the author's books, have been donated to The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies in Indiana, which is seeking donations to re-create the author's home office as it appeared in the mid-1960s, "when he was at the height of his power as a creative writer and cultural visionary."»
Краткий пересказ на русском: 30-го декабря дом Рея Бредбери в Лос-Анджелес был таки куплен, и его новые владельцы (модный архитектор Том Майен и его супруга Блит Элисон-Майен, лауреат притцкеровской премии) не нашли ничего лучше, чем снести его к чертям и построить что-то новое, модное, современное. Хорошо хоть архив и библиотеку безвозмездно передали в центр изучения творчества Рея Бредбери в университете штата Индиана.

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