bridge towers trees
Architect Michael Maltzan designed the Sixth Street Viaduct. Photo: Iwan Baan

Sixth Street Viaduct: 2023 Works of Wonder

Architect Michael Maltzan replaced a deteriorating 1932 bridge with “ribbons of light”

Los Angeles

Enlisted to replace a deteriorating 1932 bridge, architect Michael Maltzan conceived a spectacular “ribbon of light,” assembling 10 sets of illuminated arches into a marvel of engineering that now connects the Boyle Heights community with LA’s Arts District.

View the entire 2023 WOW List, which is featured in AD’s Star Power issue. Never miss an issue when you subscribe to AD.