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See L.A. Architectural Dreams That Never Became Realities
"Never Built: Los Angeles," the A+D Museum's most recent exhibit, features fanciful plans that didn't make it past the drawing board, by world famous architects – for better or worse.
Santa Monica Offshore Freeway
This rendering shows an ill-fated, 1965 plan for a causeway in Santa Monica Bay. It was envisioned by John Drescher for the firm of Moffatt & Nichol. Sure, it would have lightened up the traffic load on PCH, but can you imagine what it would have done for the aesthetics and the ecological balance?
By Lisa Johnson Mandell