"I live in a park in the middle of the city," says one of the five remaining homeowners in Manchester Square, the small neighborhood-turned-ghost-town east of LAX where Los Angeles World Airports has been buying houses and demolishing them for about 15 years. They've whittled away at the neighborhood, which once had 500 single-family houses, so that it now resembles a giant plot of rural land that happens to be in a flight path. The neighborhood, seen in a short film (via CityLab) by director/producer/editor Kelly Loudenberg that features a few of the residents who remain, is grassy, green, and sleepy; it will soon be the site of a gigantic rental car facility.
· The Ghost Town of Los Angeles [CityLab]
· LAX Revives Idea For Huge Car Rental Center in Ghost Town Manchester Square [Curbed LA]
· Here's the Mindblowing Plan to Un-Fuck LAX Transportation [Curbed LA]