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  • CRA/LA’S commitment to public art began over 40 years ago.
  • Over 200 art projects in 21 redevelopment project areas have been completed to date.
  • California Plaza developers met their art requirement by building a $23 million facility for the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Bunker Hill:  From Victorian Neighborhood to Cultural Business Center

Located between 1st St. and 5th St. and Hill and Figueroa, Bunker Hill was originally an affluent residential neighborhood served by the shops and offices on the commercial corridors below. Angels Flight, dubbed "The World's Shortest Railway," transported residents up and down the steep grade and thus to the main business district.  During the depression, the down and out filled the area as property owners moved out to the east and west launching the urban sprawl of greater Los Angeles. For the next twenty years, Bunker Hill became a common setting for the filming of noir crime films. The City eventually moved to revitalize the area, and plans were developed to fill Bunker Hill with public plazas and modern buildings. The public art installed as part of this transformation, representing some of the most highly sought after artists of the late 20th century, including Miro, Rauschenberg and Stella, perfectly reflects the optimism with which Los Angeles was remade into a modern city.

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Mark di Suvero's Shoshone
 

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Tours Intro

1:40 min


           

Bunker Hill Intro

1:04 min


           
*NOTE: THE KAY MARTIN COLLECTION DISCUSSED IN STOP 1 MAY BE UNAVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING DUE TO SCHEDULED RENOVATIONS AT ANGELUS PLAZA.

Stop 1
The Angelus Plaza
255 S. Hill St.

5:55 min


           

Stop 2
California Plaza
Under Hill Street Bridge at 4th St.

3:59 min


           

Stop 3A
California Plaza
On Hill Street Bridge at 4th St.

3:54 min


           

Stop 3B
California Plaza
On Hill Street Bridge at 4th St.

4:25 min


           

Stop 4
Wells Fargo Center Plaza
333 S. Grand Ave.

4:17 min


           

Stop 5
Wells Fargo Center Court
333 S. Grand Ave.

5:06 min


           

Stop 6
Upper Plaza at Hope Place
633 W. 5th St.

1:36 min


           

Stop 7
Citigroup Center
444 S. Flower St.

5:17 min


           

Stop 8
US Bank Tower
633 W. 5th St.

1:54 min


           

Stop 9
One Bunker Hill Building
455 S. Grand Ave.

2:34 min


           

Bunker Hill Conclusion

1:40 min