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MAIN ST In 1966 the IRS padlocked the Playhouse.

EXPERIMENT #1

1970s

REDEVELOPMENT

MALL & MODERN DEVELOPMENT CIVIC AUDITORIUM WA L N U T S T.

R A Y M O N D

PARSONS ENGINE

The publicly financed Civic Center axis here was privatized.

A v E

M A R E N G O

MEMORIAL PARK

PACIFIC TELEPHONE

L O S

COURT

R O B L E S

CITY HALL

US PO

C O L O R A D O B LV D .

G R E E N S T. B OF A

EXPERIMENT #2

REVITALIZATION

RESTORING OLD PASADENA Pasadena’s downtown was full of empty and boarded up buildings in the 1970s. Some said the downtown was beyond repair and that no one would go there, while others envisioned its restoration.

THE MALL HOTEL GREEN

Between 1969 and 1979, over 35 blocks of Pasadena were torn down in the name of progress and redevelopment. The Pasadena Redevelopment Agency acted as a semiautonomous government entity with little oversight.

CIVIC AUDITORIUM

CENTRAL PARK

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OVERVIEW

PROJECTS

EVENTS

PLANITORIUM

NEXT STEPS

CONCLUSIONS

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