In the end, the leaning snack stand of Elysian Park didn’t tip over on it own. Instead, it took some heavy duty construction equipment to demolish and bring down the cinder block structure at the Northeast Los Angeles Little League field in Elysian Park.
The demolition, which began earlier this month, comes after the city-owned building had been slowly sinking and leaning on landfill atop Elysian Park for years. Officials with the little league said they were told some settling could be expected after they began using the city-owned fields and snack stand in the late 1990s. But over the last few years, the settling has left the building visibly tilted towards the baseball field.
The next step to build a new sink-and lean-proof snack stand, most likely in the form of “an enhanced trailer” or converted shipping container.
When will the new snack stand open. That’s not clear. The $500,000 project is expected to be completed by this August but, according to project website, a contractor has not been selected yet.
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