Tag Archives: Los Angeles

Ride The Last Red Car Los Angeles April 1961

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.

10 of the Best L.A. Insults From the Past Few Decades

Everyone loves to hate L.A.

Source: 10 of the Best L.A. Insults From the Past Few Decades | L.A. Weekly

The Time-Lapse Demolition Of The Sixth Street Bridge

They really make the destruction of the historic bridge look graceful.

Source: Video: The Time-Lapse Demolition Of The Sixth Street Bridge : LAist

The Demolition of L.A.’s Sixth Street Viaduct

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.

Source: The Demolition of L.A.’s Sixth Street Viaduct – CityLab

At least there was a sign to tell me where to go

When the Big One comes: the woman preparing LA for life after a major quake

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?

Source: When the Big One comes: the woman preparing LA for life after a major quake

A View From The Top: Santa Monica Airport