There are things that are up my alley, and then things that are really up my alley. And this is one of them. LA Observed has the skinny on "Never Built: Los Angeles," a proposed 2013 event at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum on Wilshire. The exhibit combs through countless designs and announcements of grandiose projects that ultimately were never built in Los Angeles. Kevin at LA Observed has the details:
Sam Lubell, the West Coast Editor of the Architect’s Newspaper, and Greg Goldin, the architecture critic at Los Angeles Magazine, have mined the landscape and found some real gems. Lloyd Wright's incredibly grand 1925 Civic Center for downtown. Or the 1952 master plan for LAX by architects Pereira and Luckman. The plan is to use the research to mount an ambitious exhibition next spring at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum on Wilshire. They have launched a Kickstarter campaign to make it happen, and of course you can help.
Here's a link to the Kickstarter. You know I'm in!