Tiny cardboard plans for the proposed monument to the members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at the Port of Los Angeles have been making the rounds at recent community meetings, The Daily Breeze reports. Once again, we must bow down to our future shipping container overlords: the actual piece will be 92 feet long, 36 feet wide, 36 feet tall, and made of "massive pieces of corrugated steel in the proportions of shipping containers, but reimagined and reconfigured to create a series of soaring, gracefully tapered arches." A water feature will run under the arches, and they'll be surrounded by trees and benches, to make a community space for people into hanging out down at the docks. The art is by Los Angeles artist Mineko Grimmer, who designed the fountain at the California Medical Center Plaza and sculptures in the Green Line's Hawthorne station, and will cost $2.5 million. The proposed site is a quarter acre near Fifteenth Street and Harbor Boulevard in San Pedro, but no permits or funding have been secured yet.
· Idea for LA Port monument grows [Daily Breeze]
· Shipping containers archives [Curbed LA]