Of all the crazy things built in Los Angeles, this isn’t one
of them. This proposed project is situated in the Cahuenga Pass, the
main artery between Los Angeles / Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley.
Today, this site is nothing but concrete— thirteen lanes of it— as
253,000 vehicles pass through it every day. There is simply no room for any of the niceties that might have existed should this project have been built.
Architect’s drawings and illustrations are interesting
mostly, I think, for the stylized way things are presented.
Illustrations of things unbuilt can make you positively wistful.
Illustrations of things actually built are interesting reference
points, though it can be maddening comparing them to the present-day
buildings (what happened to that!).