Los Angeles' Little-Known Sunken City Could Soon Reemerge

Sunken City has been closed for general public since 1929.

Sunken City

An area called the 'Sunken City' on the coast of southern California that has been closed for general public since 1929 could soon be opened following a proposal in its favor by a local councilman.

Situated in the southern Los Angeles neighborhood of San Pedro, the area was once a fledgling community spread over six acres. But in the early 1920s, a series of landslides and waves eroded the cliff's stability, subsequently resulting in a few deaths.

Sunken City

Although in the end only two houses went under the water, the area was deemed dangerous for habitation and an iron fence was erected around it to prevent people from trespassing. Having been cordoned off, the Sunken City felt into a state of disrepair and everyone forgot about it. Newer generations never knew what to make of the strange area as it completely disappeared from public view.

However, over the years, curious wanderers have learned to maneuver around the Sunken City's fence and used the post-apocalyptic area as their party central. It now regularly attracts graffiti artists whose creations can be seen at multiple places.

Sunken City

Having seen the young people's rising interest in the area, city councilman Joe Busciano has floated the idea of reopening the area after 86 years.

To know more about the Sunken City, watch the video below:

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