I don´t either! Very pertinent. If that photo has some value, is only because it shows a great example of insane planning
Since you guys seem to like Brian van der Brug’s gorgeous aerial photo of Dodger Stadium with downtown in the background, we’ve uploaded it here at 800 pixels wide. You’re welcome!
I don’t see what’s so “gorgeous” about this.
This thing is surrounded by cement. Only way to get to this stadium is by car. Talk about accessible. There should be a light rail line, bus line, and bike path to the entrance of the stadium.
Well that’s horrifying. It’s literally in an ocean of concrete. With so many stadiums (baseball parks in particular) placing an emphasis on transit access it makes me sad to see the Dodgers total lack of progress.
There’s a really interesting conversation happening in the notes of this post about urban planning and development. Admittedly, as an Angeleno, I’m pretty thrilled to see Dodger stadium and downtown juxtaposed at this particular perspective. I should add that the stadium is in Elysian Park, which is nice and big and green makes me forget how much of it is parking space. But! Our story is about what kind of development can be planned for Dodger stadium now that ownership is passing hands. There’s some pertinent information near the end about some of the problems with mass transit, too. So you should take a look.
test reblogged from dreamsforthecity
The Capitol Records Tower could get some tall neighbors. The tower’s owners are seeking approval for Millennium Hollywood, a 1-million-square-foot project including two skyscrapers that would be mostly residential but would also have a hotel, offices, restaurants and stores.
Photo: A computer rendering shows the proposed development around the Capitol Records Tower on Vine Street in Hollywood. Buildings on the 4.5-acre site would be situated to preserve views of the tower. Credit: Handel Architects