FROM THIS EPISODE
The city of West Hollywood wants a new billboard to a site it owns on the Sunset Strip. But it doesn’t want any old rectangle with a static image. Instead it wants a dynamic digital billboard that inspires residents, and other billboard owners; and offers a public space for people to gather.
This Sunset Spectacular design competition, as well as ordinances and an environmental impact report are all aimed at making the Sunset Strip the spectacle it once was. DnA spoke to West Hollywood city Councilmember John D’Amico, as well as Bianca Siegl, Long Range and Mobility Planning Manager for the City of West Hollywood. We heard from Tom Wiscombe, Roger Sherman, Tyler Kicera and Patrik Schumacher, members of the four shortlisted teams.
"The Prism," a proposal by JCDecaux in collaboration with Zaha Hadid
And we asked Patrik Schumacher, director of Zaha Hadid Architects, about the challenges ahead for the firm following the sudden death of Zaha Hadid.
There are hidden costs of moving goods around the world. DnA boards the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, a super-sized cargo ship at the Port of Long Beach. It was the largest container ship to ever dock in the US. And journalist Edward Humes, author of Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation, tells us about the impact such ships, and the trucks that also carry these goods, on our infrastructure and environment.
Aboard the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin
Photo by Frances Anderton