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PROJECTS

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THE PASSAGES PROJECT

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From “Pasadena Plan” of 1915, orange shows the path of “a promenade connecting the parks” where Gold Line is buried. (Color added for emphasis). See mycity.is/ pasadenaplan.pdf Below, is the buried Gold Line today. AVE

Memorial Park

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This project expands on the 1915 vision of “a promenade connecting ES AVE. LOS ROBL the parks” in Pasadena, between Memorial and Central Parks, where the Gold Line now runs underground, reintegrating the struggling Paseo Colorado mall back into the larger urban fabric.

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The Passages Project is presented as a case study of how a “My City” proposal could be presented in a revived process.

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This proposal links passages that exist now and are in use today. It creates not an arterial FICE AXIS ST OF R O E P T CEN route or a direction of CIVIC City Hall travel, but instead serves to connect districts, parking for LINKING EXISTING PASSAGES 10,000 cars and two Most of these pedestrian pasMetro Gold Line sages exist now and are currently in use, as shown in the Stations. This “0. Do Nothing” scenario. proposal supports OVERVIEW MOVIE walkability Pasadena Passages on vimeo.com THE PASSAGES and repairs the DOCUMENT fragmented pasadenapassages.org urban fabric.

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Empty Passages Gold Line Station

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Where the Metro Gold Line runs underground for three blocks, the resulting space left behind has been empty for over a decade.

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CONTENTS

PREFACE

INTRO

MY CITY 1916

MAIN ST.

TODAY

LESSONS

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"My City"  

"My City" tells the story of Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement and the century that followed, exploring how this proven approach can be rev...

"My City"  

"My City" tells the story of Pasadena’s City Beautiful Movement and the century that followed, exploring how this proven approach can be rev...

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