The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority collection of Pershing Square construction progress photographs
consists of photos, 35mm negatives, contact sheets, proof approval sheets, correspondence, cassette tapes, and video cassette
tapes transferred from the construction company to the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the Rail Construction
Corporation by the construction company PDCD. The material in this collection was created between the years 1987 and 1991
when Pershing Square Station, part of the Metro Red Line, was being built.
The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was created through the California state legislature on August 22,
1964 in order to improve public transportation in Southern California and to create rapid transit for Los Angeles. The SCRTD
began planning for rail rapid transit in Los Angeles, starting with the Metro Rail subway, a heavy rail line connecting downtown
Los Angeles to Mid-Wilshire and North Hollywood.
In 1976, the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission (LACTC) was created to take responsibility for planning and construction
of light rail in Los Angeles, beginning with the Blue Line.
SCRTD and LACTC were merged in 1993 by the state legislature, resulting in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation
Authority (LACMTA). The Rail Construction Corporation (RCC) was created to consolidate all rail projects, heavy and light,
for the five years preceding the merger of the SCRTD and the LACTC. Although construction of the Red Line began with the SCRTD,
the LACMTA completed construction of the subway line. The first segment of the Red Line, consisting of Union Station, Civic
Center Station, Pershing Square Station, 7th St/Metro Center Station, and Westlake/MacArthur Park Station, opened for service
on January 30, 1993.
3.75 linear feet
3 Hollinger boxes, 2 record boxes
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