Los Angeles Ridiculed For $10,000 ‘Life-Changing’ Female Shade Poles

  • Los Angeles bus shelter with no seats has drawn ridicule after claiming its purpose was to provide potentially ‘life-changing’ shade to women and minorities.
  • The so-called Sombrita, which cost $10,000, is essentially a pole with a lip that provides some shade, or a solar-powered light at night-time.
  • It has been mooted as potentially the most pointless piece of civic architecture in the world, rivalling anything produced by Britain’s councils.
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