Episode #40: A Tale of Two Bridges

This week we visit with Michael Holland, acting City Archivist, as he unearths civic treasures from deep in the vault, among them early photos of the soon-to-be-demolished 6th Street Viaduct. We’ll also talk with Kevin Mulcahy of RAC Design Build Studios about his daring proposal to save a section of the demolition-bound Riverside-Figueroa Bridge, to repurpose it as a river-view park.

We’ll also discuss the Union Station Master Plan, CIM steps back from its controversial plan to demolish much of the historic United Artists film studio in West Hollywood, the “Learning From Los Angeles” report on downtown’s adaptive reuse projects, a new proposal to develop the only parking lot on Pershing Square, the long-lost Garden of Allah tabletop model is found, and the San Gabriel Choral Group hosts a concert in Monrovia’s National Register Aztec Hotel. All this and more as Kim and Richard usher in the week of Oct 21st, 2013

Closely Watched Trains & URLs for Podcast

Los Angeles City Archives website.

Photo Set from City Archive of 6th Street Viaduct on opening day in 1933.

Riverside Landbridge proposal documents: Quick Look Book (PDF); second edition (PDF).

Development proposed for old Phiharmonic site on Pershing Square.

CIM won’t demolish most of the historic United Artists Studio after all.

The Learning From Los Angeles report on Adaptive Reuse in downtown.

The lost Garden of Allah model is found.

San Gabriel Choral Company sings at the Aztec Hotel on October 26.

Union Station Master Plan website, status report (PDF).

LAVA’s October Monthly Sunday Salon

Broadway On My Mind Walking Tour #4, right after Salon.