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- Public Space
In 2005, a 32-acre industrial brown field in Chinatown became a locus for political infighting and intrigue between local real estate developers, community activists and artists, each group claiming the land in the name of a different vision and use. One such vision was the Not a Cornfield Project, created by Farmlab as an investigation on land use, which turned the 32-acres into a cornfield for one full growth cycle. Today, the lot houses the Los Angeles State Historic Park, which has 13-acres for public use at the southern end, until a formal design for a city park is completed and approved in full.