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4th and Hill Toilet Still Inching Toward Service

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, June 03, 2008, at 10:07PM
Fresh Cement at the 4th/Hill APT Eric Richardson [Flickr]

This toilet at 4th and Hill has been in the ground since spring of 2007, but has yet to get put into service.

A fresh patch of concrete next to the still-not-functional Automated Public Toilet (APT) at 4th and Hill is visual proof that getting the unit in service wasn't just a matter of turning on the electricity.

That was the report we were given back in January, with an up and running toilet said to be just weeks away. A check back in April found no progress.

Now the street next to the unit has again been torn up and re-surfaced, hopefully for the last time.

Google recently updated its imagery for the Los Angeles area, using shots taken in the first half of 2007. The nearby LAPD HQ was just barely rising above ground level, but one can see our sluggish APT sitting at the corner of 4th and Hill, its initial utility cuts already completed.


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