I enjoyed Sam Hall Kaplan's article (March 3) about the Arroyo Seco. It prompted me to visit the UCI Gallery where the same two artists have an exhibit--"Guadalupe Meander: A Refugia for San Jose." What a wonderful project and how sad to think it just sort of went into limbo. I love your thoughts on the Los Angeles River. I would totally support such actions.
My husband owns a golf course that has a flood channel bordered by eucalyptus trees. The trees have to go and the channel has to be cemented in, in order to allow development in the area. I wish there were another way to solve the problem.
Please keep bringing this issue up until some imaginative engineers find a way to do it differently.
We were in San Antonio last October. It would be difficult to imagine the downtown without the focus the river has brought to it. Hooray for the farsighted San Antonians!
Corona del Mar
Pedestrians are hard enough to get along with--they do not need information that will lead them astray. (Sam Hall Kaplan column, Feb. 17.)
Pedestrians have the right-of-way in all circumstances only under civil law. Under criminal law, they have the right-of-way in crosswalks and on sidewalks. Parking lots are for cars and are considered streets--a simple fact that architects and designers never seem to take under consideration.
Did you ever visit the 909 Montgomery Street Building designed by the Munselle/Brown Partnership Inc.? Or, the Almaden in San Jose? Or, the Town Center Plaza in Signal Hill? Office space can be attractive.