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Gehry camp unveils details of LA River overhaul -- what do YOU want it to be?

The Los Angeles River
The Los Angeles River
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Less than a month after the LA Times revealed that Frank Gehry has been looking into revitalizing the LA River, details of the proposal have finally been released.

On Friday, Gehry’s architecture firm released preliminary details on the project, which the Times reports could include both commercial and residential developments, a bike and pedestrian path, as well as a water reclamation project.

Gehry’s team has been working on the river project for about a year for free. The next phase of the project is estimated to take 3 to 6 months to complete, with a price tag in the millions.


Peter Jamison, reporter for the Los Angeles Times who’s been covering the Frank Gehry river restoration project. He was at Friday’s press preview.

Lewis McAdams, cofounder and president, Friends of the Los Angeles River

William Deverell, Professor at University of Southern California and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens