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Picture of the Day: Sweeping Intersection

November 1980: Aerial photo of the intersection of the Harbor (110) and Santa Monica (10) freeways just southwest of downtown Los Angeles with the skyline in the background. Sweeping Intersection When this photo was published in the 2000 Los Angeles Times book “Imagining Los Angeles: Photographs of a 20th Century City,” the accompanying text reported: Essential to the city’s sprawling character and its attachment to the automobile was the development of a system of toll-free roadways that would deliver commuters briskly to their destinations – at least in theory. The first freeway, between downtown L.A. and Pasadena, opened in 1939. Today… Read more »

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