Both halves of the Greene & Greene-designed Herkimer Arms apartment building are now in their new location at 470 N. Raymond Ave. The second, 115-ton half was moved early this morning. [Photo]
The city is converting an unused alleyway, underneath which the Gold Line trains run, into a walkable path for pedestrians. Planters, benches and trash bins will be installed. [CurbedLA and Brigham Yen]
The original El Taquito has shuttered, but a second location lives on at Lake and Villa. [Hometown Pasadena]
Troy Boyle, former bartender at the now-defunct Crown City Brewery, has opened his own nightlife venture: T. Boyle’s Tavern opened on Halloween in Rhodes Alley behind the Ice House. [Brigham Yen]
There will be a ribbon-cutting Monday for the new Jet Propulsion Laboratory Flight Projects Center at 4800 Oak Grove in Pasadena. The structure was designed by Irvine-based architecture firm LPA Inc. (via CurbedLA)
Would you prefer two years of NFL games in Downtown Los Angeles or Pasadena? What Majestic Realty’s John Semcken wants, he almost always gets. (via CurbedLA)
The Pasadena Convention Center has received a Best of 2009 award from California Construction for its $150 million
expansion project. (via Star-News)
“Now Leicester …
plans to incorporate the artistic traditions from Native American
tribes from the San Gabriel Valley, including the Chumash and
Gabrielenos, and references to the region’s native animal and plant
life into a contemporary structure.“
It was Leicester’s experience that got him the job.
At right are some of the transit-oriented projects Leicester has in his online portfolio.
The top photo shows platform and bridge cladding that Leicester designed for the Charlotte, N.C.-area transit system.
Second and third photos from top show a light-rail transit stop designed in Minneapolis.
Bottom two photos show a ceramic wall mural project for Penn Station in New York City.
Below are some of Leicester’s past sketches for various public arts works.
If those installations are successful, which they are expected to be, you will soon see turnstiles in every single subway and light-rail station as early as 2010.
Metro says it is the only subway operator with a
barrier-free “proof of payment” system — basically, an honor system — where fares are randomly (and rarely) checked
by employees and sheriff’s deputies.
Metro officials say the agency loses about $5 million each year due to non-paying riders.
(Photo: Metro Gold Line riders at the Del Mar Station in Pasadena. Walt Mancini / Staff)