“There is no design,” says Sarah Lejeune, Santa Monica’s senior planner. No official design, anyway, but photos like this one show that planning is underway. She’s talking about the four freeway cap parks in the works for Hollywood, Santa Monica and downtown LA. A cap park is essentially a raised element built over a freeway that can support, among other things, parks. Hollywood’s cap park, also called Hollywood Central Park or Park 101, is the most developed of the three so far. Spanning 44 acres between Bronson Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, the park cap would link up with downtown LA and join landmarks like Olvera Street, Chinatown and Union Station on one side and Disney Hall, City Hall and the Cathedral on the other, creating a “livable, walkable and unified downtown district.”
The Los Angeles Times has caught up with the artist responsible for those Obama/Joker posters popping up around your local healthcare town hall. And shockingly, he’s not a Republican. He’s a Kucinich supporter.