One of California's busiest ports will soon have industrial land transformed into an elevated urban park.

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.

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.

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