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#255519 - 04/18/13 03:35 AM 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been
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Now, this is an El Lay I could get behind. smile

Using a collection of blueprints, maps, models, and plans, “Never Built” will explore what the past hoped for the future of Los Angeles. Due to a myriad of issues, including politics, bureaucracy, citizen unrest, and money, these grandiose plans never came to fruition. The exhibit tells the story of Los Angeles; a city of freedom, a city of imagination, and a city divided. By examining the well-worn roads (and abandoned housing projects) of the past, we can begin to answer the question of what does the future of Los Angeles hold.

My favorites:
  • 1925 Subway Map (went to Redondo Beach !!)
  • Monorail from dwntwn to LAX
  • Glass-domed LAX
  • 1925 Civic Center




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#255521 - 04/18/13 05:29 AM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: pdx rick]
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Many mistakes were made and opportunities lost in building Los Angeles. Yet I love this city.
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#255530 - 04/18/13 03:47 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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#255533 - 04/18/13 04:52 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Many mistakes were made and opportunities lost in building Los Angeles. Yet I love this city.


Me too, Phil! ThumbsUp
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#255541 - 04/18/13 05:16 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: pdx rick]
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One of the ideas was to make inter-connecting parks encompassing hundreds of square miles. That would have been pretty dang awesome.

Also, turns out that Burbank turned-down Disney in 1952 to build an amusement park. The Burbank city council had a carnival-image in their minds since an amusment park had never been built before and they told Walt "No!"
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#255542 - 04/18/13 05:42 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: pdx rick]
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When Disney opened the Monorail in 1959, it was touted as the transportation system of the future. A Swiss company had offered to start a monorail system in Los Angeles for arounf %5 million dollars, but the powers that were at the time thought it was too risky and too expensive. Too bad. I think this was one of their biggest goofs.
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#255544 - 04/18/13 06:18 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Scoutgal]
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I never liked the monorail for LA. It would have meant an unsightly structure running down, say Wilshire Blvd. Just not right. Even NY and Chicago stopped overhead rail.
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#255545 - 04/18/13 06:47 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
I never liked the monorail for LA. It would have meant an unsightly structure running down, say Wilshire Blvd. Just not right. Even NY and Chicago stopped overhead rail.


Maybe an underground monorail?
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#255558 - 04/18/13 10:38 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Scoutgal]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
I never liked the monorail for LA. It would have meant an unsightly structure running down, say Wilshire Blvd. Just not right. Even NY and Chicago stopped overhead rail.


Maybe an underground monorail?

Cheaper if you are going underground to run on rails underneath -- a monorail would add several feet to the height of the tunnel hence cost much more.
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#255560 - 04/18/13 10:42 PM Re: 10 Visions of the Los Angeles That Could Have Been [Re: Phil Hoskins]
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Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
Originally Posted By: Scoutgal
Originally Posted By: Phil Hoskins
I never liked the monorail for LA. It would have meant an unsightly structure running down, say Wilshire Blvd. Just not right. Even NY and Chicago stopped overhead rail.


Maybe an underground monorail?

Cheaper if you are going underground to run on rails underneath -- a monorail would add several feet to the height of the tunnel hence cost much more.


But is it safer?
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