AirTalk for January 23, 2013

Never Built: Los Angeles architecturally reimagined

Proposed Goodell Monorail, 1963 (Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Research Library and Archive)

Luckman and Alexander's star-shaped Hollywood Museum atop Griffith Park (LA City Archives)

Frank Lloyd Wright, Huntington Hartford Athletic Club, 1947 (Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation)

Lloyd Wright, Civic Center Plan (Courtesy Eric Lloyd Wright/ UCLA Special Collections)

Steven Holl, Natural History Museum Transformation, Courtesy Steven Holl Architects


Can you imagine Los Angeles with a series of interconnected public parks? With major freeways cutting through canyons and hills? In an upcoming exhibit at Los Angeles’ A+D Architecture and Design Museum, co-curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore a version of L.A. that was imagined, but never built.

“Never Built: Los Angeles” will showcase skyscrapers and hilltop museums from famed architects that didn’t make it into the city’s skyline and will explore how the envisioned works might have changed L.A. – for good or bad. What do you think of Los Angeles architecture?

Would the city be better with more skyscrapers or more interconnected roads and public transportation? Could any of the imagined architecture be ruinous to Los Angeles lifestyle or culture? What would you change or keep the same? A+D curators Lubell and Goldin join Larry to discuss their upcoming exhibit and the architecture that could have transformed Los Angeles.

Guests:

Sam Lubell, co-curator of “Never Built: Los Angeles” at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum and co-author of the forthcoming book by the same name

Greg Goldin
, co-curator of “Never Built: Los Angeles” at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum and co-author of the forthcoming book by the same name


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