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Chinatown Median Gets Its Landscaping Touch

By Ed Fuentes
Published: Monday, March 10, 2008, at 03:01PM
New Median Ed Fuentes

Nearly a year in construction, the large asphalt median at North Main and Alameda has completed its transformation into landscaped pedestrian space.

Work began in April of last year, taking out tracks that had survived from the area's industrial past. As the edges of the roadway were torn up, old brick foundation was unveiled, a reminder of what roadways were before the arrival of asphalt.

The benches, trees, and walkway forms a circle within the concrete triangle. The vast improvement gives a completely different character to the buildings around, including a Fire House and even California Drop Forge. Hopefully the work can help create a pedestrian link between Union Station and the new Homeboy Industries cafe.

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