FUNKY NEW ART INSTALLATION ON LOS ANGELES STREET OVERPASS OF THE 101 FREEWAY

20150410_154042Have you seen the new art installation going up in the Los Angeles Street overpass of the 101 Freeway?  It’s on the west side of the overpass, over the sidewalk.  I was driving home and it caught my attention.  I snapped a few pictures as I drove by (don’t tell anyone).  It is spectacular.  As soon as I got home I tried to find out more information about it, but there isn’t too much out there.  Here’s what I found…

It was designed by Jenna Didier, Oliver Hess and Marcos Lutyens in collaboration with Ned Kahn as part of the Los Angeles Pergolas project.  It is currently under construction by a company called Aperiodic Industries.   It is described as a static cable net canopy which mimics the shape of a cresting wave, although I see a dinosaur.  During the day, the canopy creates shade but at night it becomes a dynamically illuminated walkway.  The canopy is made up of aluminum nodes that contain programmable LED lights.

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No word on when it will be completed, but once it is, you must check it out.  It’s on the Los Angeles Street overpass between Arcadia and Aliso Streets.  It’s the overpass that connects the L.A. City Hall area to the Union Station/Olvera Street area.

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2 Responses to FUNKY NEW ART INSTALLATION ON LOS ANGELES STREET OVERPASS OF THE 101 FREEWAY

  1. Luis says:

    Very nice! Unfortunately, it has turned into a homeless shelter. There are 3 homeless people living there now and more coming. It will be a waste of money if the city doesn’t do anything about it.

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  2. I see a headless dinosaur!

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