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#1 Mar 15 2013 at 9:47 PM Rating: Good
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I wish I could go to this exhibit in Los Angeles. It showcases the city LA could be today if a whole heap of plans that were vetoed or scrapped over 100 years had been built after all. These plans would not have come together to make a utopia, but I bet LA would be a whole HEAP prettier and nicer to live in than it is now. (I've stayed in LA, coming in via LAX.)
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At the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles they’re just about to provide the people of LA with a vision of a hypothetical present. [The exhibition is] dubbed 'Never Built: Los Angeles'.

Designs, plans, sketches and models included in the exhibition trace a hundred years of missed opportunities and vetoed civic projects, providing a special insight into the many missteps that have left the city with few parks and one of the most dysfunctional public transport networks in the world... We decided to expand the scope much further, to all sorts of projects besides just architecture, including parks and transit. So it became sort of a giant research project,’ he says.

Some of the drawings are so detailed and beautifully executed that they push past their architectural roots and into the realm of art.

‘The quality of the imagery and the quality of the models that we’re going to have just blows everybody away,’ Mr Lubell says. ‘I’m just thinking of one by an architect named Robert Stacy-Judd, who proposed a plan for Hollywood inspired by Mayan architecture. And the drawing literally took my breath away. It’s just so stunningly beautiful—the colours, the quality of the drawing, the quality of the way that he makes something that would be so dramatic, you just want to have it built now.
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#2 Mar 15 2013 at 10:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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#3 Mar 15 2013 at 10:46 PM Rating: Good
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I might not have hated LAX as much if it had looked like that.
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#4 Mar 16 2013 at 4:58 AM Rating: Good
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I might not have hated LAX as much if it had looked like that.


You probably would have hated it even more, since it'd probably be even more inefficient.
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#5 Mar 18 2013 at 7:52 AM Rating: Good
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My daughter, a NY photographer has a client flying her out to CA this week - just for engagement photos. I hoped to hide out in her luggage, but she's not bringing any.

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#6 Mar 18 2013 at 8:43 AM Rating: Good
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I might not have hated LAX as much if it had looked like that.


You probably would have hated it even more, since it'd probably be even more inefficient.


This times 1000. But my disdain for O'hare is even greater.
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#7 Mar 18 2013 at 9:20 AM Rating: Good
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#8 Mar 19 2013 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Ever seen those concept drawing for cars (or the models trotted out at car shows), and then seen what the production car actually looks like? This is kinda like that.
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#9 Apr 05 2013 at 6:38 PM Rating: Excellent
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DFW is the worst in my own experiences
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#10 Apr 06 2013 at 3:19 AM Rating: Good
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I didn't find DFW that bad. I hate Atlanta
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#11 Apr 06 2013 at 11:28 PM Rating: Excellent
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I didn't find DFW that bad. I hate Atlanta


If you are ever at DFW and the tram is down, it is the opposite of DIsneyland. Try getting from C concourse to D concourse with less than a half hour layover.
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#12 Apr 08 2013 at 11:00 AM Rating: Good
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The last time I was in Atlanta Airport there was a nice sculpture exhibit displayed down the center aisle of the treadmill sidewalks. It was an enjoyable experience going from one end of the airport to the other.
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