Most people must just climb the stairs and not stop to really view them.
But if you get down low and look through them, you'll have views of the city in a way that adds geometry to present you with an artistic scene.
and here are a couple of images of some of these "privately owned public open spaces" ...
text and photos from SPUR - check out ...
...the above design is an attempt to surround the structure with a "skin" reminiscent of a downtown building.
The next example is from St. Louis, Missouri. It is an example of "expressed" and "refined" structure - showing the garage for what it is.
I like the more straightforward and refined approach.
The surprise musical discovery was :
ya'll dig Afro-Cuban Jazz fusion ??
well, click on his name sweetness for a little lagniappe !!!!
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AS SUGGESTED BY
THE URBAN DESIGNER...
THE FORM WAS RE-DESIGNED
TO RECOGNIZE THE CORNER POSITION.
In my search for median island designs I came across the
(click on the above for more information)
is someone putting us on ???
- it is LA, after all!!
YES, an artist with a great sense of humor and public provocation ...
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