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Old 03-31-2009, 10:34 PM
 
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Los Angeles skyline is HUGE.
Here are some starts of the skyline
Irvine, to Santa Ana, to Anaheim, to Downtown Los Angeles.
Huntington Beach, to Long Beach, to Downtown Los Angeles.
Downtown Santa Monica, to Downtown Los Angeles.
Burbank, to Glendale, to Century City, to Downtown Los Angeles.
Hollywood, to Downtown Los Angeles
Really, Downtown Los Angeles spreads 5 very long skylines.
The skylines aren't continuous though.
Saying that the skylines are noncontinuous, then here is a fun fact.
Los Angeles is home to other 15 major skylines.
I counted them. I'd estimated GREATER LA AREA is home to 100 skylines.

 
Old 04-01-2009, 07:28 PM
 
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i don't really see a difference on the upcomming LA skyline??
 
Old 04-02-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Lots of revitalization photos and commentary here:

prettyugly.: Downtown Los Angeles
 
Old 11-01-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Um...These buildings can withstand earthquakes to a magnitude of 10.0 so there not going any were.
No they can't. No man made structures are invincible to nature. Except maybe the Washington Monument?
 
Old 11-01-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Gorgeous building...I've never noticed it before.
 
Old 11-01-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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Getting better, but for a metro of 17 million, it is still WAY BEHIND THE CURVE!
 
Old 11-01-2009, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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It has multiple skylines with many many independendent municipalities so therefore the dispersion and not all the concentration of skyscrapers in the Downtown Los Angeles area.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Boston
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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 must be confusing the valley with downtown. There are no single family homes in the areas pictured in this thread. Should we take a few pictures of Statten Island and conclude from them that NYC is not urban?

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Great pictures. Whats with all of the parking lots downtown?
Waiting in line for infill?
 
Old 11-02-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Man how beautiful!

LA has one of the best skylines in the US. The Library Tower is my favorite building in the world! We found my cat in the parking garage just below it!

LA is just going to keep getting denser. More and more people still want to live there. People underestimate how dense LA really is.
 
Old 11-02-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles......So. Calif. an Island on the Land
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Gorgeous building...I've never noticed it before.
The Eastern Colubmia Building on Broadway in Dowtown LA. A beautiful 1930's Art Deco landmark was remade into condos/lofts a few years ago. According to press reports, Johnny Depp purchased a penthouse for a few million.

Also, the Eastern Columbia Building is directly across the street from the Orpheum Theatre which is a historic theatre that was revitalized a few years ago and hosts live concerts/shows from Roger Daltrey to Bright Eyes.
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