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Never Built: Los Angeles

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to see the exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum of Los Angeles. Never Built: Los Angeles explores what Los Angeles would have looked like through a number of never built architectural projects.

Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show looks at visionary works that had the greatest potential to reshape the city, from buildings to master plans, parks to follies and transportation proposals that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis. The stories surrounding these projects shed light in a reluctant city whose institutions and infrastructure have often undermined inventive and challenging urban schemes.

The show contains dozens of illustrations exploring the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through renderings, blueprints, models, and the lost art of hand drawing along with accompanying narratives that promote a renewed interest in visionary projects in Los Angeles. iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad users can download a FREE City Tour companion app from iTunes for the Never Built: Los Angeles exhibit that maps out the locations of these never built projects by clicking HERE.

The A+D Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as  Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum is closed Mondays. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and FREE for A+D
Members and children under 12. Starting Friday, September 7th, the A+D Museum and the Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) welcome visitors to Joint Admission Day on the first Friday of every month. Visit either institution and receive FREE admission at the other!

A+D Museum offers tours for groups of 10 or more at a discounted admission rate. To schedule your next A+D Museum group tour, please call (323) 932-9393.

Since opening its doors in January 2001, the A+D Museum continues  to be the only museum in Los Angeles that showcases continuous exhibits of architecture and design. A+D Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and is a member of the American Association of Museums and the International Confederation of Architectural Museums.

Now Through Sunday, October 13th,  2013
Never Built: Los Angeles
Architecture and Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-9393
(323) 937-0278 FAX

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.

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Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to see the exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum of Los Angeles. Never Built: Los Angeles explores what Los Angeles would have looked like through a number of never built architectural projects.

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to see the exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum of Los Angeles. Never Built: Los Angeles explores what Los Angeles would have looked like through a number of never built architectural projects.

Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles to see the exhibit Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design (A+D) Museum of Los Angeles. Never Built: Los Angeles explores what Los Angeles would have looked like through a number of never built architectural projects.

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