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'Never Built Los Angeles' Exhibit Looks At The LA That Could've Been (VIDEO)

06/11/2013 05:21 pm ET

Never Built: Los Angeles, an exhibition opening soon at LA's A+D Architecture and Design Museum, will take a look at what Los Angeles could have been. Through drawings, models and video, the exhibit reveals stunning designs of hypothetical museums, parks, amusement parks, transportation and more.

Co-curated by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin and designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the show exhibits designs by legends including Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, Rudolph Schindler, Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne. And it asks the question, “Why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation?”

The group posted a Kickstarter campaign in December to raise money for the exhibit and surpassed their $40,000 goal, with an extra $3,000. The exhibit will run July 28-Sept. 29. There is an preview party Thursday at 7pm at the Union Station Harvey House in downtown; purchase tickets here.

Check out the video above for a preview of the "what if" LA exhibit.

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