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LA’s Proposes ‘High Line West’ Elevated Park

LA’s Proposes ‘High Line West’ Elevated Park
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One of California's busiest ports will soon have industrial land transformed into an elevated urban park.

Daniel Edmundson
  • 7 july 2010

Inspired by the growing success and usage of New York’s High Line, Los Angeles recently broke ground on a West Coast counterpart, in the neighboring Port of Wilmington.

Originally planned as an extension of its frequented shipping terminal, the Port of Los Angeles recently allocated the land to produce new public parks to provide new sanctuary and space for the busy industrial area.

LA High Line

From the Architect’s Newspaper:

“The new park, designed by San Francisco– and Boston-based Sasaki Associates, will stretch 3,000 feet wide and slope in an angular fashion from a flat area known as the Great Lawn up to about 15 feet above grade, with a walkway along the top—labeled the Paseo—affording views of the Port’s massive shipping containers as well as the ocean in the distance.

Other features will include tree groves, open lawns, pavilions, fountains, and an amphitheater. To break up the mass and ease circulation, the berm will have several openings connected via pedestrian bridges. One bridge, a steel span structure designed by Arup, will be the centerpiece of the design.”

LA High Line

The design differs from New York’s High Line in structure, as it’s not built on an abandoned railroad nor located directly within city limits, but it will feature a sloping stretch of land, extending the Port of Wilmington to its residential neighborhood to the north. The $55 million project is slated to be complete by next summer.

The Architect’s Newspaper | SoCal Seeks High Line West

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