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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Green marks the spot of Silver Lake’s Polka Dot Plaza*

Make that Lemon Grass green, the shade of paint now covering a block of Griffith Park Boulevard in Silver Lake.  City workers equipped with a paint sprayer and rollers spent about 2-1/2 hours this morning  colorizing the street, which is being turned into a pedestrian plaza that will decorated with a green-on-green polka dot pattern.  “That’s green alright,” said one worker of the Lemon Grass, which, judging by the cans of paint stacked in a nearby truck, is a shade from Home Depot’s Behr paint brand.

Where are the dots?  Painters were allowing the Lemon Grass to dry before painting the dots – 34 inches in diameter – in a shade of Grape Green.  The pedestrian plaza – officially known as Sunset Triangle Plaza – will be dedicated during a grand opening ceremony next Sunday, March 4.

Update: Workers painted the dots with the help of a large stencil. Click here for photos of the results.

Related Link:

  • Polka-Dot painting begins at 6 a.m. Sunday at Sunset Triangle Plaza. Patch

8 comments

  1. More like guac green… This color is heinous

  2. Very cool! The color hopefully will fade out a bit

  3. I wonder if the color was inspired by Anderson’s split pea soup.

  4. Anyone wanna bet that this thing gets tagged before tomorrow morning?

  5. I hope it’s not the same stuff, but that paint looks suspiciously like what was used to very short-lasting effect on the Spring Street Bike Lane. If it is, it has all the durability of watercolor.

  6. Seeing it as it is.

    Jesus, it looks like the home of the Telly Tubbies!

  7. Of course they couldn’t patch the street. Pride in workmanship?

  8. diss it all you want, but I LOVE it. I just wish the city had fixed up the pavement before they painted it, th ecracks will make roller skating harder

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