Never Built: Los Angeles
A+D - Architecture & Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90036 USA
Never Built: Los Angeles will explore the what if Los Angeles. The exhibition investigates the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A thorough compendium of projects that only saw the drawing board, the project asks: Why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?
Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals any of which could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light on a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive, challenging urban schemes. Now to April 14, 2013