Abandoned 1920s cinema in Los Angeles becomes the new Apple Store

Tower Theatre was the first theatre in Los Angeles to be wired for showing motion pictures with sound, but it has been shut down since 1988. Foster + Partners worked with the technology company to renovate the historic building, which was originally designed by American architect S Charles Lee in 1927 in the baroque revival style. The renovation was made in a collaboration with the City of Los Angeles and expert preservationists. Inside, a grand entry hall designed in the style of Charles Garnier’s Paris Opera House, complete with bronze handrails and…

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Gaming in the GCC

Non-refundable tokens meet online gaming; Middle East players can cash in

NFTs and tokens to incentive gamers in ‘play to earn model’; the Middle East’s well developed gaming industry ‘great’ setting for this concept, said a Vorto Games chief As the global gaming industry continues to boom, videogame stakeholders are utilising non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and other digital assets to incentivise players into spending even more time on the game by earning money. Vorto Games, the company behind the videogame Hash Rush where players mine for digital goods and cryptos, is taking its concept a step further by introducing a ‘play to…

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