Koreatown Wants To Welcome You With Cool Rainbow-Lit Archway
Koreatown's getting its very own lit-up archway to the neighborhood—and it looks like it'll be a dazzling one.
The proposed design is steel poles with strings of rainbow-colored LED lights running back and forth along the poles. John Friedman and Alice Kimm Architects are the designers behind the project, which is expected to be erected at Olympic Blvd. and Normandie Ave., according to The Korea Times. It's just steps away from the Korean Pavilion and Garden (Da Wool Jung), Seoul International Park and a bunch of restaurants—including Guelaguetza, which just received a James Beard Classics Award last month.
It's been a long time coming as the architects were commissioned to work on the project two years ago, but now the $1.3 million plan is to start construction in mid-May if everything works outs. The Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles and the Korean American United Foundation are currently working together to get permits from the city before they start building.