Daylighting a Creek in Los Angeles

The blog Millitant Angeleno reports on Los Angleles’ Sacatela Creek.

The creek once ran through the Hollywood, Los Feliz and Silverlake neighborhoods of LA, but was diverted into a storm drain to control flooding.

Some environmentalists and urban planners have talked about “daylighting” the creek (returning the water flow to ground level) as a small step toward returning LA’s environment somewhat closer to how it used to be.

Really a nice report, with current and historical photographs tracing the route of the creek and showing buildings now standing where it used to run.

This entry was published on May 1, 2008 at 1:17 pm and is filed under Architecture, Los Angeles, Urban Archaeology, Urban Planning. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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