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The Sixth Street Bridge is a Los Angeles icon, and has been filmed in countless movies, TV shows and commercials. But it’s set to be torn down at the beginning of 2016 to make way for a new bridge, designed by Michael Maltzan. DnA joined thousands of others at a farewell festival to the old structure. Meanwhile, another part of downtown LA has long been a source of frustration. Pershing Square is a much-reviled park, and design teams are competing to overhaul the park. The novelist Lionel Shriver lives in Brooklyn part of the year, and says the new LED streetlights are "ghoulish." DnA spoke to her and lighting expert Scott Johnson about why the lights have gotten such a bad rap. And DnA explores the Art Deco-inspired set of the Hotel Cortez in this season of American Horror Story with the show’s production designer, Mark Worthington.


Photo: Backstage at the 6th Street Bridge Farewell Festival, Los Angeles, Saturday, October 24, 2015; (Clemente Ruiz)

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

Farewell to a Bridge 8 MIN, 58 SEC

The Sixth Street Bridge is an architectural icon of Los Angeles, and has been filmed in countless movies, TV shows and commercials. But it's set to be torn down at the beginning of 2016 to make way for a new bridge. DnA joined thousands of others at a farewell festival.

Guests:
José Huizar, Los Angeles City Council (@josehuizar)
Gary Lee Moore, Office of the City Engineer for the City of Los Angeles
Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture (@maltzanarch)
Merrill Butler III, Beaux Arts Development Company

Guest Interview Redesigning Pershing Square 11 MIN, 16 SEC

Pershing Square in downtown LA has long been a source of frustration. Built atop a parking garage and separated from the street by high walls, it attracts homeless residents of downtown but keeps many others away. Design teams are competing to overhaul the park, and the list of teams has just been narrowed down to ten.

Guests:
Wade Graham, Pepperdine University (@wadelgraham)
Eduardo Santana, Pershing Square Renew (@EduSantana213)
Brian Glodney, Gensler (@gensleroncities)

More:
Curbed LA on the redesign timeline for Pershing Square

"Ghoulish" LED Lights 3 MIN, 47 SEC

Novelist Lionel Shriver lives part of the year in Brooklyn and hates her LED streetlights. DnA spoke to her and lighting expert Scott Johnson about why the energy-saving lights have gotten such a bad rap.

Guests:
Lionel Shriver, journalist and author
Scott Johnson, Wolcott Architecture Interiors

More:
NY Times on ruining that moody urban glow

Art Deco Hotel of Horror 4 MIN, 30 SEC

DnA explores the Art Deco-inspired set of the Hotel Cortez in this season of American Horror Story with the show’s production designer, Mark Worthington.

Guests:
Avishay Artsy, Producer, DnA: Design and Architecture (@heyavishay)
Mark Worthington, Worldwide Production Agency

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