Thursday, November 19, 2009

la cienega boulevard + 3rd street, mid-wilshire

When seen against La Cienega's original width, the Beverly Center Mall (on the left) looks like a colossal, squat block, as if someone took a typical "big box" store and scaled it up through sheer brute force and with no regard for proportion. Upon narrowing this mighty boulevard, however, the entire mall starts to feel taller + more skyscraper-like--which is how an eight-story structure should feel. It also gives this shopping street a wonderful, almost Tokyo-like density that practically invites pedestrians to jaywalk + store hop. Street, be narrowed!

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