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Choy Residence by architect Eugene Choy, 1949.
They designed buildings we know and love (Pann's, the Choy Residence) and sometimes hate (LAX), and now -- as part of the regionwide celebration Pacific Standard Time -- the Chinese American Museum has opened Breaking Ground, a new exhibit celebrating the work of four Chinese-American architects. They designed buildings for Chinatown and beyondand they also helped Chinese-Americans move out of Chinatown into a frequently hostile world. Off-Ramp host John Rabe talks with co-curator Steven Wong about the work of Helen Liu Fong, Gilbert Leong, Gin Wong, and Eugene Choy.