December 25, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “I think that his contribution to our country is very significant,” Golonski said. “Lockheed was the big business here, and building planes was a big part of Burbank for a long time, and he played a big part in Burbank history.” The city has about $540,000 set aside for public art, and Vander Borght said the Five-Points project could cost up to $400,000, although the council hasn’t decided what the art project will be. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – The Five-Points intersection is known for heavy traffic, but the Burbank City Council wants it to be known for something else – public art. The council voted 4-0 this week to install artwork on the one-acre site where Victory Boulevard, Victory Place and Burbank Boulevard meet. “I don’t see this as a park that will attract a lot of people,” Mayor Jef Vander Borght said. “I mean, there’s no room to do a play area or anything like that. It’s to generate a monument or a focal point for that intersection.” When the council voted on the project, Councilman Dave Golonski suggested creating a statue of the late airplane designer Clarence “Kelly” Johnson. While working for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, Johnson had a hand in designing some of the United States’ most important military aircraft, including the P-38 Lightning, the U-2 spy plane and the SR-71 Blackbird.