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November 15, 1992 | From Associated Press
The city's public toilet experiment is going down the drain for at least 18 months, drowned in red tape despite its instant success in persuading New Yorkers to stop using the great outdoors for relief. More than 40,000 people tested the half-dozen toilets during their four-month trial run, but the sites were shut down at the end of October. The toilets, provided by the Paris-based JCDecaux company, were then removed from their sites on 34th Street, 125th Street and in City Hall Park.
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August 20, 2001 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Los Angeles officials want a glimpse of what might result from their decision to install 150 pay toilets around town, including in its most downtrodden areas, they need only consult Robert Anderson. Each day, the downtown parking attendant watches drug-addled street denizens with their shaking hands and dirty bedrolls congregate at the corner of 6th and Mission on San Francisco's skid row. At the oval-shaped pay toilet, one of 25 installed by the same French company with which L.A.
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September 29, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The challenge went out 10 months ago to architects, designers and engineers around the world. Could they meet the elemental human need for a clean and safe restroom capable of withstanding the rigors of American city streets? The response was staggering, contest organizers say. More than 2,000 people asked for applications, and 309 designs for automatically self-cleaning facilities were sent in by May.
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