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Old August 4th, 2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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Los Angeles River Revitalization

Preliminary plans for the rehabilitation of the Los Angeles River have been revealed.
Objectives include removing the existing concrete and restoring the riverbed, planting greenery, and pedestrianization along and across the river/rails.

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Old August 14th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #2
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Not a bad idea, but they really have to build housing if they want people to come is that remote and soulless area!
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Old August 14th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #3
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erm also flooding ... all those lovely paving stones and paths deluged everytime the river rises above an unhealthy looking trickle. Don't think Id kayak in it in a hurry either lol.
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Not a bad idea, but they really have to build housing if they want people to come is that remote and soulless area!
This is adjacent to the LA Arts District which is one of the hottest areas in all of LA. Remote and soulless it is not.

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A fantastic set of ideas; now it's years of debates to get the funding and buy-in.

There has already been kayaking just up stream in areas that have been developed. And as Soup notes, this area is about as hot as it gets with top class restaurants, housing, starchitects, and major corporations moving in.

Personally, I would like to see some of the old industrial look maintained rather than a complete rather bland "gentrification". It has its own power and grandeur as long as not dilapidated and unsafe.
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This is adjacent to the LA Arts District which is one of the hottest areas in all of LA. Remote and soulless it is not.

Great work on the picture. And this is without mentioning Bjarke Ingels high rise, the Herzog & de Meuron high rise, Warner Music and many other proposals in the area or just south near the river.

“The Arts District is experiencing a rapid renaissance, drawing creatives from all fields from fine arts to engineering. We have asked ourselves if we can renew the arts district by embracing rather than replacing the qualities that have spawned this unique urban culture,” said Bjarke Ingels, Founding Partner of BIG.
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Question: what if there's flooding?
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Question: what if there's flooding?
That is a good question. LA doesn't get much rain, but once in a while there can be continuous rain for several days, especially in the mountains feeding the river. It seems that some of the proposals take that into account and have stepped levels along the banks with very little development at the lower levels so they can be allowed to flood without doing much damage.

Unfortunately, it is probably too early to tell what the plan will be since these are just proposals and details for upstream control, channeling, etc., are probably not yet worked out.
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