Another untold element of the story is why people believe that it will be closed permanently. I first heard it from Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell's deputy in a Silver Lake Neighborhood Council meeting. But on follow up with that office, O'Farrell's press rep Tony Arranaga told me he didn't know where that came from. A rep for public works also said no projects were in queue.
|The view into the tunnel on the south side of Sunset Boulevard at Golden Gate Avenue, across the street from Micheltorena Elementary School. Photo courtesy: Matthew Mooney|
|The tunnel is visible through the window on the Loreto Street side of the coffeeshop.|
|The tunnel sits, clean, pained, and locked, apart from designated hours for tours.|
|Simple vertical planks with nails are used to hang the artwork.|
Quiñones pays out of his own pocket, with no city or artist reimbursement, to light the tunnel. He bought a generator for it, to power light bulbs installed for each tour.