Never Built: Santa Monica Island

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In the late 1960's, Santa Monica, in Southern California, was literally growing up. And then there were plans to build The Island, a proposed man-made, 35-acre island, right off the beach, connected to the mainland by a sinuous automobile causeway. But building the island would mean destroying the Santa Monica Pier and the fight to save the beloved pier would transform Santa Monica, as we hear from KCRW's Matt Holzman.




Frances Anderton