SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/index.php)
-   Found City Photos (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=23)
-   -   noirish Los Angeles (https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showthread.php?t=170279)

westcork Oct 22, 2011 4:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ethereal_reality (Post 5452593)
:previous: Very interesting...This is the first time I've heard about this idea/proposal.

The fun searches on LAPL and USC are keywords such as plan, model, drawing, design, etc. I have a whole series of pictures I was going to post of plans that never came through, like the LAX airport extension on an island off Playa Del Rey. But I lost all the original links and haven't had to to find them again.

Here are a few:
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050691.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=54885
LAPL

http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics32/00050690.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=54885
LAPL


Original plans for the Forum
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics36/00052719.jpg
http://photos.lapl.org/carlweb/jsp/F...olNumber=61667
LAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2011 4:50 AM

:previous: I have the first two illustrations of the 'Santa Monica Island' in my files, but the last one of 'The Forum' is quite surprising!
I would LOVE to see further plans for this proposal. The majority of sports facilities built during this era placed the arena and a vast majority of the seating below grade. I can't imagine what's going on inside this top-heavy proposal.

sopas ej Oct 22, 2011 5:23 AM

Speaking of LAX, I didn't realize that pre-Jet Age, LAX was on the EAST side of Sepulveda. Here's a rendering from 1951, for a "proposed" development at LAX-- or was it still called Mines Field in 1951?
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033831.jpg
LAPL

I didn't realize the Sepulveda underpass under the runway at LAX dates from 1953:
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033801.jpg
LAPL

Mines Field circa 1937
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics30/00064738.jpg
LAPL

LAX circa 1976. The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no parking in the red zone.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033835.jpg
LAPL

Construction, 1960
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033800.jpg
LAPL

LAX Theme Building under construction, 1960
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics29/00034021.jpg
LAPL

LAX, 1988. Bradley International Terminal and double-decking of roadway were completed in 1983, in time for the 1984 Summer Olympics.
http://jpg1.lapl.org/00083/00083232.jpg
LAPL

Circa 1960s
http://jpg3.lapl.org/pics36/00067904.jpg
LAPL

LAX, 1962
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics24/00031615.jpg
LAPL

Hangar 1, LAX, 1983. This building is one of the original buildings of LAX, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics22/00045716.jpg
LAPL

Mines Field, 1939
http://jpg1.lapl.org/pics28/00033999.jpg
LAPL

Jackie Brown, 1997
http://i2.listal.com/image/1160728/9...screenshot.jpg
i2.listal.com

The Graduate, 1967
http://fryingmineinbutter.files.word...hegraduate.png
fryingmineinbutter.files.wordpress.com

ethereal_reality Oct 22, 2011 5:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5453025)
The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only. There is no parking in the red zone.

LOL You made my night sopas_ej! That is too funny.

Jackie Brown and Ben Braddock....I never expected to see them in the same post. Kudos to you. :)

GaylordWilshire Oct 22, 2011 4:32 PM

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-C...2520PM.bmp.jpg400scalehangar
A mid-'50s air show at LAX

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...2520AM.bmp.jpgWikimedia

jg6544 Oct 22, 2011 11:02 PM

Since LAX has degenerated into such a horror show today, I wonder what it was like when it was brand-new and futuristic almost beyond believing.

Horthos Oct 23, 2011 3:33 AM

Randomness
 
These are a bunch of photos I have taken around the area, I thought maybe some of you would like to see them. I usually like to go out very early on sundays as soon as it starts to get a little bit bright outside, especially if its foggy or raining. I find there are very few people out, so I can get some really good shots with no people around. I find that the lack of life in my pictures just...I dunno, looks really cool (I was trying to think of something deep and artsy to say, but then I would have just sounded like a twat). Anyways, I hope you like them.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a01.jpg
Between 9th and Olympic on Main

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...lio-/a20-1.jpg
Santee between Olympic and 11th

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a02.jpg
Between 11th and 12th on Santee St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a04.jpg
Corner of 11th and Santee St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a06.jpg
Random bit of Olvera Street

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a07.jpg
Another random bit of Olvera Street

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a09.jpg
Chinatown...

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a10.jpg
Corner of New High and Alpine St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a11.jpg
Arts District...Angel City Brewery...Corner of Traction Ave. and Rose St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a16.jpg
Wilshire and S. Berendo St.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a15.jpg
Park View St and 6th.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...lio-/a19-1.jpg
Park View St and 6th.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a17.jpg
6th and Hoover St.

All photos by me...

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 5:29 AM

:previous: I am very impressed horthos.

I especially like the first four photos. Their desolation is hauntingly beautiful.
When I look at them I hear the song 'Waltzing Matilda'.*

_____

GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2011 12:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Horthos (Post 5453672)

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...tulio-/a11.jpg
Arts District...Angel City Brewery...Corner of Traction Ave. and Rose St.


A detail:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f...eblinginit.jpgForgotten LA

John A. Roebling was most famous for designing, among other crossings, the Brooklyn Bridge. I'm always fascinated to find Los Angeles branches of East Coast firms, especially their remnants.

Handsome Stranger Oct 23, 2011 7:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sopas ej (Post 5453025)

I have a vivid memory of the flat round building in the lower left quadrant of this photo. It was a gas station, moderately large by today's standards but absolutely vast in comparison with other gas stations in the 1960s. (Or perhaps it just appeared vast to a wee tot such as I was at the time.) Can't recall the brand, but the building was most impressive at night when fully illuminated.

In the run-up to the 1984 Olympic games I briefly worked as a shuttle bus driver for a tiny, cheap car rental company near LAX. During the peak of construction as they were adding an upper level to the traffic loop, all lanes of traffic were sometimes corralled down to a single lane. Of course this brought traffic to a virtual standstill, and the passengers in my shuttle were frequently panicked that they would miss their flights.

One of my co-workers was driving a shuttle on the upper level of the loop not long after it first opened, when the entire left rear wheel of the shuttle suddenly broke free, catapulted over the guard rail, then fell and smashed into a moving vehicle on the lower level.

~~

Horthos, your photos are gorgeous. I hope you'll be sharing more of them.

so-cal-bear Oct 23, 2011 7:50 PM

.

so-cal-bear Oct 23, 2011 8:16 PM

.

GaylordWilshire Oct 23, 2011 9:14 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Y...2520PM.bmp.jpgLAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 9:26 PM

originally posted by sopas_ej
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/2329/lax1962ssp.jpg
LAPL

:previous: When I first saw that LAX photo I wondered about that round building......you answered my question Handsome Stranger.

It looks like a 'mini-me' Pan Am terminal at Idlewild/JKF. (see below)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2...allexpress.jpg
blueballexpress

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 10:56 PM

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/1...lakeavepc1.jpg
ebay


http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/2...eaveolympi.jpg
google street view

I LOVE the old Olympic Apartments sign.


http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/3...keavetoday.jpg
google street view

ethereal_reality Oct 23, 2011 11:55 PM

This is truly an amazing snapshot from the Workman family collection.*


http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/8...tscablewor.jpg
Loyola Marymount University



*postscript:
OOPS....I just realized I posted this many months ago. It's such a great photograph I'll go ahead and leave this post.
Just so you all know, I have a terrible memory. I try to make sure I don't double-post...but sometimes one slips past.

GaylordWilshire Oct 24, 2011 12:02 AM

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iJP_wg6Tna...n_the_rain.jpgOrange Crate Art
Anyone know what that big building is in the background?


College is about to come on TCM

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:53 AM

In 1947 this site was chosen for the Baldwin Hills Reservoir.

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/9780/...essite1947.jpg
LAPL



below: View of the recently completed Baldwin Hills Reservoir in 1951.


http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/9...onstructio.jpg
LAPL



below: This is my favorite photograph of the series. At the bottom of the reservoir you can see two individuals
walking atop the concrete intake pipe as it begins to fill the reservoir with 300 million gallons of water from the Owens Valley.
In the distance a mysterious car overlooks the reservoir.


http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9...onstructio.jpg
LAPL


_____

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:55 AM

In 1963 a small crack appears.

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/1...begins1963.jpg
LAPL

ethereal_reality Oct 24, 2011 12:59 AM

This small crack grew into a gaping hole that eventually released 300 million gallons of water into the community below the reservoir.


http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6450/...eshugegapi.jpg
LAPL




http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/1...es1963lapl.jpg
LAPL



http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/3...eservoirbr.jpg
ebay


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.