After the recent announcement of the Green Line redevelopment of the gulch
link to CAP plan
I remembered an old plan that was in the original AIA guide from the 1970s
This one was way more pie-in-the-sky and as you can see, not very friendly looking. But does address the giant null
area created by all the rail cutting through the heart of town and the holes left by the many viaducts built to brid
The new plan on the other hand has a number of very cool features.
(where 1 is the multimodal passenger terminal and 6 is the park around old Spring street which can be closed to traffic for events)
New Spring Street cutting down to Mitchell
Wall and Alabama continuing all the way to Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
We could certainly utilize the skills builders are learning while developing a similar viaduct-filling construction at Atlantic Station.
The multimodal plan with bus depot on the concourse level (ie one level below the viaducts)
and commuter rail platforms and a platform for Amtrak on the ground level
The redesigned plaza and east entrance to Underground looks better but I'm not really that excited by it.
On whole the Green Line looks extremely cool. Let's do it