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10/01/2014

Glassell Park's Decade-Long Design Effort

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

I'm amazed at people who dare to dream and actually do it. Here are a group of people who saw a need, did what they could, and are fighting to get something that they deserve. How long does it take to realize a well-designed structure?More than a decade it seems. Is there any way to help good design push through the system, I wonder.

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Text and Photos by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Yosuke Kitazawa
Published: 25 Sept 2014, KCET

Sci-Arc's original design for the Glassell Park Transit Pavillion | Image courtesy of Helene Schpak
Some 1,000 feet from the river in front of Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies, an oddly-shaped trapezoidal piece of land serves as one of Glassell Park's de facto transit hubs. No less than seven bus lines pass through the unusual piece of land that sits at the junction of San Fernando Road, Eagle Rock Boulevard, and Verdugo Road. This transit-rich island, however, is devoid of shade or seating. It has been for almost a decade. [read more]

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