Gallery: Los Angeles To Install Old Fashioned “La Noria” Waterwheel On ...

 

Back in the 1860s, the city of Los Angeles constructed a large waterwheel on the Zanja Madre, also know as the Mother Ditch. The purpose of the structure was to bring water from Rio Porciuncula to the Los Angeles River. Now, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, a new waterwheel is to be designed by Metabolic Studio‘s Lauren Bon and installed near the same site by November 5th, 2013.

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