Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums
Friday, August 1Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing 24: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is still unknown, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M: Michael... View full entry
Long Beach Moves Forward on Southern California’s First Freeway Removal Project
It’s been named one of the top “Freeways Without Futures” in the nation and described as a “perfect example of obsolete infrastructure.” [...]
Now, nearly half a decade later, the project to remove a large portion of the Terminal Island (TI) Freeway in West Long Beach has officially gone out to bid in an RFP with an estimated bid value of $225K. It marks a major event in Southern California’s urban design history, being the first freeway removal project [...].
Related: The Forgotten History of L.A.'s Failed Freeway Revolt View full entry
Innovators in California architecture take part in M&A exhibition, opening tomorrow in Long Beach
Heads up to our Angeleno readers looking for weekend plans, come to the opening reception of "Materials & Applications: Building Something (Beyond) Beautiful, Projects 2002 - 2013", taking place on Jan. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m at the University Art Museum in Cal State Long Beach.
Starting tomorrow, the M&A exhibition will feature works of the most active, up-and-coming names in California architecture.Below is a handful of the works in the show:Bubbles by FoxLinFat Fringe by LayerLight Frames by Gail BordenYakuza Lou by Eddy SykesFind the complete list of exhibitors... View full entry
Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Selected to Revitalize Half Block of Long Beach
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FAÇADE IMPROVEMENT TO INVIGORATE HALF BLOCK OF LONG BEACH Long Beach, CA, August 12, 2013 The City of Long Beach is revitalizing a half-block in need of an upgrade at the corner of Long Beach Blvd. and Anaheim Street across from the Blue Line. Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio... View full entry
Long Beach officials top 600-foot-long 'Great Wall of Mulch'
It is, first and foremost, a visual and sound buffer placed between residents and the diesel trucks rumbling along the 103 Freeway to and from the Port of Long Beach.
But the wall, two fences stuffed with mulch generated from Long Beach tree trimmings, is also environmentally friendly; it will eventually be seeded with trees and shrubs that will leech vehicle exhaust from the air and transform the pollution into oxygen.