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San Diego’s waterfront makeover is heavy on public space – LA Times

“Where traffic was once dominant, tourists now sit on waterfront benches made of Alaska yellow cedar and watch luxury liners and tour boats glide into place.”

“Newly planted jacaranda and palm trees help set the mood.”

“As civic upgrades go, the recent makeover of this stretch of San Diego’s waterfront is far from grand.”

“But it marks an important step in the city’s quest to devote more land along the water for public use. To create this promenade, the city reduced Harbor Drive by several lanes and gave that space over for recreation. It’s part of a national movement to open up more marine spaces in cities for people to walk and play by moving roads and freeways away.”

UCSD's Geisel Library. It has been featured in...
UCSD’s Geisel Library. It has been featured in several science-fiction movies because of its exotic appearance, and is the basis of the school’s current logo. It is considered to be one of the finest, if not the finest, examples of Brutalist architecture. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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