How Los Angeles Erased Entire Hills From Its Urban Core

In 1912, Los Angeles considered an audacious plan to reshape its topography. A group calling itself the Bunker Hill Razing and Regrading Association proposed to pump water from the Pacific Ocean, pipe it 20 miles to the city center, and spray the seawater through high-pressure jets against a ridge of hills to the… »12/11/13 11:19am12/11/13 11:19am