Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Historic Viaduct Footings: Unpermitted Alterations Remain

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 2, 2010. The City notice to remove rubbish from would include the unpermitted combustible structure on the historic viaduct footings. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

More than seven months ago, unpermitted alterations began to the Red Car Viaduct Footings, (City of Los Angeles Cultural Historic Landmark #770). The City gave notice to remove the unpermitted alterations on June 20, 2010, but then failed to remove the structure.

Despite routine reminders to City Council President Eric Garcetti's office (CD13), the structure remains an eyesore and a fire hazard. Silver Lake Deputy Ryan Carpio failed to respond to several email reminders in the past month. But then, what's one more piece of crap to look at when you have power lines, ugly rooftops, major commuter streets and the 5 Freeway to clutter the view.

Photo: Diane Edwardson, October 2, 2010. Unpermitted alterations stand about 20' high atop the much abused historic landmark at Riverside & Fletcher. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

See all our posts on the unpermitted alterations.

The Eastsider has covered the alterations too.