San Pedro Waterfront Enhancements Southern Pacific Slip Project, Port of Los Angeles



Port of Los Angeles


AutoCAD Drafting Support, Site plans, sections, elevations, typical details

$6.5 Million

The LA Waterfront consists of a series ofdevelopment and community enhancement projects blanketing over 400 acres of Port of Los Angeles (POLA) property in San Pedro and Wilmington. Since 2009, when the Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved the these development programs, various projects have come to fruition. DRC assisted POLA’s Engineering Division with AutoCADfor the San Pedro Waterfront Enhancement’s Southern Pacific Slip project. Deliverables consisted of engineering drawings of site plans, sections, elevations, typical details, etc. The Southern Pacific Slip/Ghost Fish project is a waterfront improvement initiative just south of Ports O’ Call in San Pedro and has created a new public plaza featuring an iconic “Ghost Fish” sculpture, a 40-foot blue fin tuna hung from a galvanized steel frame over the water at Berth 73—the latest in a series of public art displays at the Port. Recalling San Pedro's long history as a commercial fishing hub, the sculpture incorporates aluminum and glass cast objects and artifacts gathered from local fishermen. The project also included improved public waterfront access for pedestrians and vehicles and a solar-powered camera and video screen in the fish’s eye illuminates for pedestrian viewers.