The art of transit

photo by Gerardo Cornejo, via submission

A nice sunny photo of two members of Metro’s fleet on Grand Avenue in front of Disney Hall.

Don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the day when the other side of Grand Avenue — currently a bunch of parking lots serving the courts — looks as good as the Disney Hall side. It’s supposed to be developed as part of the Grand Avenue project, if that ever happens (here’s an L.A. Times story about the latest delay). And, for that matter, there’s the big hole in the ground two blocks over between Hill and Broadway where there’s supposed to be a federal courthouse, if that ever happens (and according to this Downtown News story, it’s nearly $700 million from happening). And then there’s the former site of the state building on 1st Street across from the L.A. Times — a weedy parcel where nothing happens. To which I say: tsk tsk tsk.

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1 reply

  1. While you’re on the topic, why don’t the feds swap that empty lot on 1st/Hill for the empty Hall of Justice on Spring/Temple? The feds could revamp the historic Hall of Justice building, which is conveniently located across the street from the Spring Street courthouse, and the county can use the 1st/Hill spot for something fun, like an extension of the Grand Avenue Project.