Neutra, Chavez Ravine and 'Never Built'

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Never Built is a new exhibition at the Architecture & Design Museum in mid-Wilshire. It's all about dramatic, sometimes visionary plans for Southern California that never happened. For the next four Mondays, KCRW's Matt Holzman goes in search of the stories behind four of the most fascinating projects.

Today he looks at what was almost built in Chavez Ravine near downtown LA. A lot of people think the Latinos who lived there were kicked off their land to make way for Dodger Stadium. The true story is that they were moved out to build a massive, ultra-modern public housing project designed by one of the superstars of 20th century architecture.

Credits

Guest:
Matt Holzman - Producer, 'The Document' - @KCRW_Matt

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Anna Scott, Sonya Geis