Los Angeles

The-Judge-Harry-Pregerson-Interchange

The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange

“The biggest, tallest, most costly traffic structure yet built by the California Department of Transportation”, and “the first time the state’s traffic engineers have integrated three modes of transportation light rail trains, high occupancy vehicles and individual cars into one giant intersection.” – Los Angeles Times, 1989.

LA is the city of the car, its 70 mile sprawl demands it. A city where things are experienced at high speed, where service stations are monuments and where the gratification of immediate is in high demand.

The rules that hamper European cities are non-existent in LA making its history and continual evolution fascinating, but don’t take my word for it, Reyner Banham has a few words to say:

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