“Never Built: Los Angeles.” An exhibition of what the city could have been

This project was supposed to be completed at LAX. Instead, it was never built.

This project was supposed to be completed at LAX. Instead, it was never built.

What might Los Angeles have looked like if several key projects were actually built?

That’s a question a new exhibit at the Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles, seeks to answer. Starting July 28, the museum will feature vignettes about ambitious projects that were proposed but never completed.

There will be at least a little focus on Los Angeles International Airport. Apparently the original design by architects Pereira and Luckman called for a central terminal enclosed almost entirely by glass. It’s pictured above.

Other interesting “never built” projects include a causeway in the sea off of Santa Monica, a downtown civic center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and even a city monorail.

More information can be found on the A + D Museum’s website. 

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