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Firm floats plan to rotate Hollywood sign around L.A.

March 24, 2010 | 10:51 am

The Hollywood sign

Moving the Hollywood sign? Curbed L.A. reports that a local architecture firm has proposed a plan to constantly "migrate" the Hollywood sign to different parts of the city. Here's an excerpt:

With televised and other media exposure, the sign's public visibility is not necessarily a factor of its physical visibility within the landscape. It could also be said that the site has exceeded the sign, in that the real estate value of the surrounding Hollywood Hills is independently viable and relies little on the permanent presence of the big white letters.

Progress on freeway parks: The Dirt, a blog by the American Society for Landscape Architects, is reporting that plans for "freeway cap" parks are moving forward in L.A. These green spaces would be built on, or over, existing freeways. The Dirt reports:

The freeway cap parks are designed to reconnect neighborhoods cut off by freeways and create green community spaces through the city. Additionally, the cap parks will help reuse existing infrastructure and avoid the enormous costs involved in pulling down freeways.

Late on your taxes? LAist is reporting that Los Angeles is the eighth biggest tax procrastinator:

For the second year in a row, Los Angeles earns No. 8 in a poll of worst tax procrastinating cities, according to Turbo Tax, which apparently has been keeping score for the last nine years.

-- Anthony Pesce

Have some news for Linking L.A.? Contact Times reporter Anthony Pesce.

Photo: The Hollywood sign. Credit: Ann Johansson / For the Times

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