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Old 11-07-2011, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I was in dt LA tonight and saw at least 6 new restaurants coming soon. The 7th & Fig project with a new Target is u/c. The Broad Museum of Comtemporary Art is u/c which is moving fast next to Disney Hall. The ice skating ring is going up at Pershing Square. Stopped to take a look at the Wilshire Grand Hotel which will be demolished in January to make way for the giant Wilshire Grand Project. Things are looking up.
I really love your LA pictures. I do think its downtown definitely gets lost in the discussion of the typical top downtowns -- I was impressed when I visited a couple years back.

With more population concentration and investment in public transportation, I think DTLA will be a great urban core.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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By Tiers:

The Best:
1. New York
2. Chicago

Excellent:
3-6: San Francisco, Philly, DC, Boston

Very Good:
7-9: Seattle, Baltimore, New Orleans

Good:
10-12: LA, Miami, Portland

After that, there are another 15-20 that are good, but need some work to rise to the level of the top 12.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Here is a nice video on downtown Atlanta
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mFoL...ature=youtu.be
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Around the Los Angeles Old Historic Core

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DSC_8983 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/experiencela/3141389369/ - broken link) by ExperienceLA (http://www.flickr.com/people/experiencela/ - broken link), on Flickr





Snow Day at Pershing Square (http://www.flickr.com/photos/experiencela/3142210368/ - broken link) by ExperienceLA (http://www.flickr.com/people/experiencela/ - broken link), on Flickr




United Artists Building & Theater (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fridayinla/1800173896/ - broken link) by fridayinla (http://www.flickr.com/people/fridayinla/ - broken link), on Flickr




Farmers and Merchants Bank (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gunnerpunk123/3876677449/ - broken link) by gunnerpunk123 (http://www.flickr.com/people/gunnerpunk123/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 11-10-2011, 07:54 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Great photos. We took a downtown L.A. walking tour starting at Pershing square earlier this year, it was awesome. I am an architect so really enjoyed all the Historic Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Moderne etc... styled buildings there- the Bradbury building interior nearly brought me to my knees, Wow!- then on to the Central Food Market so full of life, smells and sounds.

After checking out the beautiful Central Library- Bertram Goodhue with its touch of Egyptian Revival exoticness we headed across the street to the historic Art Deco gas company building and of course there was car commercial being filmed on the street as well as a movie scene inside- so L.A.!- I loved our spunky tour docent who tramped right in over all the electrical cords much to the loud consternation of the uppity film crew- she just ignored all their protests and made our way through the tour she was determined for us to have.

After the tour we continued on our own to the the Gehry Disney Hall, Angels flight and MOCA- there really is a lot to downtown L.A. that most folks don't have any idea about.

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Old 11-10-2011, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Great photos. We took a downtown L.A. walking tour starting at Pershing square earlier this year, it was awesome. I am an architect so really enjoyed all the Historic Beaux Arts, Art Deco, Moderne etc... styled buildings there- the Bradbury building interior nearly brought me to my knees, Wow!- then on to the Central Food Market so full of life, smells and sounds.

After checking out the beautiful Central Library- Bertram Goodhue with its touch of Egyptian Revival exoticness we headed across the street to the historic Art Deco gas company building and of course there was car commercial being filmed on the street as well as a movie scene inside- so L.A.!- I loved our spunky tour docent who tramped right in over all the electrical cords much to the loud consternation of the uppity film crew- she just ignored all their protests and made our way through the tour she was determined for us to have.

After the tour we continued on our own to the the Gehry Disney Hall, Angels flight and MOCA- there really is a lot to downtown L.A. that most folks don't have any idea about.
The Bradbury Bldg is so understated from the outside, it was built during the 1890's
These are some shots I took about a couple of years ago. The wrought iron work is amazing.







The building on the left is the Bradbury




You also mentioned the Los Angeles Central Library
designed by Bertram Goodhue, I think it was built in the 1920's
I also shot a few pics during the same outing




The main Rotonda
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Me Like!
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That's one of the reasons why I'm so drawn to dt Los Angeles. Its architecture is so beautiful. I'm on my way there right now to Artwalk.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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By Tiers:

The Best:
1. New York
2. Chicago

Excellent:
3-6: San Francisco, Philly, DC, Boston

Very Good:
7-9: Seattle, Baltimore, New Orleans

Good:
10-12: LA, Miami, Portland

After that, there are another 15-20 that are good, but need some work to rise to the level of the top 12.
Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, & Minneapolis (and others) can definently compete with The good and even the very good section.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, & Minneapolis (and others) can definently compete with The good and even the very good section.
Phoenix? Really?
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