OT: Photo of desolate Dodger Stadium raises questions about city design: 'It's mind-boggling'

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Photo of desolate Dodger Stadium raises questions about city design: 'It's mind-boggling'

A photo of Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, shared on Reddit's r/UrbanHell community, is generating buzz for what it reveals about the sprawling concrete parking lot engulfing the ballpark.

The image, captured from a plane, shows the stadium looking diminutive in a vast sea of pavement.

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"Parking lot footprint of Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles," read the title on the post, which also includes the tag "concrete wasteland." The shot puts into stark perspective just how much valuable urban space is being sacrificed to accommodate cars.

According to one commenter familiar with the situation, "The [Dodgers] owners want to build a gondola [to the stadium] since it's too steep to build rail, and of course there are dozens (dozens!) of NIMBYs who oppose it, so the [LA City Council] just decided to pause work on it last week."
 

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Dodger stadium is a perfect example of racism in action. I know many have scoffed at how a highway or building can be racist - it obviously isn't the building itself, but the land, and what existed before.


Dodger Stadium encapsulates many issues - disregard for poor and minority communities, lack of mass transit, over reliance on cars, etc.
 

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