Photo: Downtown Los Angeles: What Was, What Is, What is to Come
An incredible work of art surfaced on the World Wide Web recently. The aesthetically pleasing film created by three Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students in conjunction with mega Architecture firm Gensler, showcases the past, present, and future of Downtown Los Angeles through a carefully crafted stream of data and imagery.
The project, Downtown Los Angeles: What Was, What Is, What is to Come, takes a look at population growth and transportation demand, among other interesting tidbits. The film dissects the arrangement of downtown infrastructure, culminating with various suggestions for transforming the area in the years ahead.
Early on, the video takes a crack at the whopping 36% of land used for parking and parking infrastructure. The proposed solution: move all parking to the perimeter. Doing this would compact 36% of land currently used, down to just 1%. Among other ideas depicted: the incorporation of locally grown food, reorganization of districts, and the revival of the Alameda Corridor.
So who’s with them? Can you envision such changes in downtown? Watch the video and comment below.