The giant saddle! After reviewing ballots cast at a community meeting, a group overseeing the competition for a new plaza and monument at Silver Lake’s Sunset Junction selected an entry shaped like a giant saddle of woven steel as the winner. The saddle-shaped entry, which provide shade and space in its center for a grassy knoll and meeting area, was designed by a group called All That is Solid, composed of Danielle Wagner, Alex Chew, Max Kuo and Heather McGinn. The saddle was one of five finalists competing to build the $100,000 project, which will anchor the western edge of a Sunset Boulevard street improvement.
“The committee, composed of Silver Lake community stakeholders, will be working with the All That is Solid design team to refine the concept based on the contest design criteria, and the city’s budget and engineering guidelines,” said Council District 13 spokeswoman Julie Wong.