Friday, October 21, 2016

Architecture & Urban Design

Artists raise concerns about completion of East L.A. mural project

Murals at former First Street Store in East Los Angeles nearly completed 8-12-2016 11-13-16 AM

EAST LOS ANGELES -- It’s been three years since a charter school planning to replace the former First Street Store with a new campus agreed agreed to preserve the tiled mural that adorned the front of the former department store. The new school recently welcomed its first students and the installation of the mural .... Read More »

New lights and artwork to shine on Temple Street

hi-fi street light design winner

HISTORIC FILIPINOTOWN —  A project to improve pedestrian safety and beautify a stretch of Temple Street will get an artistic touch. Artist Roel Punzalan has won a design competition to include a decorative element to some of the 54 pedestrian lights that will be installed at bus ... Read More »

The columns of the Sixth Street Bridge are coming down


BOYLE HEIGHTS — The giant columns that once supported the east end of the Sixth Street Bridge have been coming down, one by one, nearly four months after the demolition of the historic span began. Photographer Kevin Break, who has been chronicling the demolition, shared images ... Read More »

New parklet in the works for Highland Park

possible parklets

HIGHLAND PARK — Things have  not go well for the York Boulevard parklet. Last July, a hit-and-run driver smashed into parklet’s benches and planters that had created a public gathering space on the 5000 block of York. The damaged parklet was fenced off for several months ... Read More »

L.A.’s other First Street Bridge prepares for change

first street bridge

ECHO PARK —  The First Street Bridge that spans the L.A. River, connecting Boyle Heights and Downtown, is a grand structure and city historic landmark. That bridge reopened five years ago after an extensive renovation.  But there’s another, lesser known First Street Bridge that crosses over a tangle ... Read More »