55 years ago, the legendary Pacific Electric red line shut down forever. This video captures one of the last trips on the last remaining Pacific Electric interurban railway. Ironically, less than 30 years later, this line would reopen as the first of the new Los Angeles Metro rail lines–the Blue Line–using much of the original track and right-of-way.
Everyone loves to hate L.A.
They really make the destruction of the historic bridge look graceful.
It was a landmark and the de facto gateway to Los Angeles proper, but the Sixth Street Viaduct was doomed by the very engineering that made it possible. Farewell, old friend, and enjoy your place in history next to New York’s Twin Towers (albeit under a kinder demise).
A farewell to the Sixth Street Viaduct.
Resilient People: Marissa Aho recently became Los Angeles’ chief resilience officer. In a city prone to earthquakes, reliant on imported water and suffering a housing shortage, how could the city survive and recover after a catastrophe?