Big-box Imitating Art
North Hollywood is using public art fees, in addition to $48,000 provided by the developer, to mitigate the big-box look of a new warehouse. The solution is a 45-foot replica of a cardboard packing box, with a teddy bear, umbrella and other molded-fiberglass items spilling from the top, and carries "fragile" and "handle with care" labels. "The decoration was commissioned after some in the surrounding neighborhood worried that the four-story, 134,000-square-foot building at 5310 Vineland Ave. would look bulky and plain without some sort of embellishment...."
Thanks to Connie Chung