The Failed Proposals of Early Los Angeles: More Urban, Less Sprawl

Design News 02.07.13

If Frank Lloyd Wright had his way, Los Angeles would look very different than it does today. Many early proposals for the City of Angels were West-coast versions of New York: Extensive subways, green space linked by parkways, centralized urban space. Never Built: Los Angeles is an exhibit that explores these lost LAs as part of the larger Pacific Standard Time show. The exhibit runs from July 11 to September 15 at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum.

In other news, a new shelter walks across the Antarctic, and a caretaker fixes up Detroit's most infamous ruin. See the headlines after the jump.

The City That Never Was: How LA Almost Became New York | Architizer
Newly Opened Archigram-esque Research Station "Walks" Across The Antarctic | Architizer
Life in the Ruins | The New York Times

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