The L.A. River: Nature Tamed (Modern Architecture in Los Angeles)
In 1938, following a series of devastating floods, the United States Army Corps of Engineers embarked on a twenty-two-year effort to convert the Los Angeles River into a fifty-one-mile concrete storm channel. After enduring decades of criticism and countless Hollywood car-chase scenes, the L.A. River is now a civic and environmental priority. Special thanks to: Rick Prelinger, Prelinger Archives; Terri Garst, the Los Angeles Public Library; Bill Jepson, Director, Zachary Rynew, David Sartoris, Lisa Snyder, Modelers, UCLA Urban Simulation Team. Photos and video: Courtesy of Prelinger Archives; Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection; UCLA Urban Simulation Team. © J. Paul Getty Trust Learn more about the exhibition, “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990,” co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, at the National Building Museum October 20, 2013 through March 10, 2014. https://ift.tt/3dLdwDu Co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, “Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990” was part of the initiative Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., which celebrated Southern California’s lasting impact on modern architecture through exhibitions and programs organized by seventeen area cultural institutions from April through July 2013.
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