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Old 11-13-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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LA has a majestic skyline. It's growth has been slow over the past decade or so, but hopefully the next 10 years will provide an excellent decade of dense and infill development.
It's exciting to see that 663 ft tower being built downtown. Good stuff!!

 
Old 11-13-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: New York City
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It's not extreme height that make a city feel dense, it’s the average height of the buildings. What makes Manhattan feel really urban is not the Empire State Building but the miles and miles of 12 storey buildings. Until they start replacing the detached, single-family homes with 6+ storey apartment buildings, LA will never have an urban feel.
 
Old 11-13-2008, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Sun Diego, CA
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It's not extreme height that make a city feel dense, itís the average height of the buildings. What makes Manhattan feel really urban is not the Empire State Building but the miles and miles of 12 storey buildings. Until they start replacing the detached, single-family homes with 6+ storey apartment buildings, LA will never have an urban feel.
You heard it everybody. Thread closed. The self portrayed judge has just spoken. Prognosis: not urban.
Firstly, the thread is about the changing LA skyline. Not about the urbanization. Be that as it may, the changing skyline that is the topic of the thread exemplifies the increase in density in downtown LA as well as the push that is being made towards more urbanization.

Secondly, downtown LA has a very urban feel. Alot of buildings 6+ stories high. The problem is, apparently, that it doesnt have "enough" skyscrapers that make the downtown seem as urban as NY or CHI. You should visit it before you cast judgment on it.
 
Old 11-14-2008, 12:04 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Great pictures. Whats with all of the parking lots downtown?
 
Old 11-14-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Im pretty sure the majority of all buildings in LA are earthquake proof. Which is why so many Angelinos don't sweat "the big one."

Surprises me to hear that people never thought LA had any density to it.
But then again, its not hard to imagine since most of the LA shots on television, such as when an LA team is playing, they show shots of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, or Hollywood and not downtown.

What people dont know now is that LA is making major pushes towards density in the downtown area. And I mean major. Laws are getting changed everywhere. The majority of the streets are now one way streets. Taxis can now be hailed from the streets. They are pushing towards making downtown, including the bars and clubs, more prevailant and trying to make it a hotter spot than Hollywood. Condos developments are being built. Alot of the grafitti that was once present is now gone. They are looking to clean up skid row.

In 10 years or so, downtown LA is going to be very different than the downtown LA its known for.

Yeah totally ture,
 
Old 11-14-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: West LA
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Great pictures. Whats with all of the parking lots downtown?
Car culture was born here... not going to die easily.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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go L.A.
 
Old 11-15-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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LA has a majestic skyline. It's growth has been slow over the past decade or so, but hopefully the next 10 years will provide an excellent decade of dense and infill development.
It's exciting to see that 663 ft tower being built downtown. Good stuff!!


yes it is.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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LA looks amazing! I'd like to visit there.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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LA looks amazing! I'd like to visit there.
Me too!

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