Last year, Jason showed us a sneak preview of the recently commissioned North Hollywood Gateway. Well, on July 9th the installation was unveiled. I’d forgotten about this and was driving along Lankershim a few days later and was taken by surprise. And then I drove around the block to get another look.
From the NoHo Arts District website:
As part of our mission to revitalize the communities we work in, the CRA/LA works to include arts and culture in our redevelopment plans. The NoHo Gateway has been created to span Lankershim Boulevard and welcome visitors to the arts district. The Gateway will complement other public improvements and visually enhance the overall street character by focusing on NoHo’s unique identity as a destination where people can experience all art forms.
The NoHo gateway is promoted as being illuminated at night, so I went back to snap a photo after dark.
Personally, I think the gateway is really ugly. Maybe if it wasn’t so fluorescent yellow, or whatever that color is, it wouldn’t be so bad. My bashing will end there though. I’m sure the comments will turn into another series of insults to the NoHo Arts District and how lame it is. Admittedly, it has a long way to go, but it still has a lot of potential. Already, I enjoy walking to many of the theaters and restaurants and like having the Red Line so close. While the CRA/LA is behind schedule, it continues to move forward and the area will hopefully no longer be a laughing stock one of these days.