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Old 03-07-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Glendale, CA
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KTown is mid-Wilshire, not downtown.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Sorry to be nitpicky, but Koreatown is actually a district of Downtown L.A. (A common misconception that it isn't though (ditto for Chinatown).) Also I don't understand what all the complaints are about. I've been to many places worldwide and Downtown L.A is surely one of the most amazing places in the world. (And what major city is completely free of any crime-containing neighborhoods, might I ask?) I've been to many parts with people of all kinds walking its sidewalks and it's full of vitality and life (and I felt safe). Also it's very VERY cultural in many different dimensions.
In about 50 years maybe Downtown will have grown so large that Koreatown will be considered part of it, but yeah, nice try but not even close really.

Are you thinking about Little Tokyo? One of my favorite neighborhoods in DT.

That is what is so cool IMO about DTLA - there are at least 5-10 separate neighborhoods in the area alone, Historic Core, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Fashion District, Arts District, Financial District, South Park, etc. IMO it is pretty unique to have such a variety of nabes in the CBD.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:48 PM
 
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It's not a case of Downtown changing L.A. culture, but of L.A. Culture changing Downtown. All urban areas in L.A., not just downtown, have gotten significantly nicer over the past few years. L.A. simply wants to become more urban and dense, and Downtown fit that bill to a T. Anyways, I love downtown, and wish it nothing but success.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Cali
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4. More parks/greenspace. Downtown is getting more parks; however, it needs LOTS more.
Speaking of parks, have they gotten around to cleaning up MacArthur Park?
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Speaking of parks, have they gotten around to cleaning up MacArthur Park?

Definitely safer and somewhat cleaner than 10 or 15 years ago.

Every once in a while they close off the side streets by the park and put in a family friendly carnival , to encourage families to come out and enjoy the park. Looks to be very popular.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Let's not forget that, unlike New York and almost any other city in the world, Los Angeles is a de-centralized city..

Good thing in my book..

But DT is improving and that's a good thing..
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Let's not forget that, unlike New York and almost any other city in the world, Los Angeles is a de-centralized city..

Good thing in my book..

But DT is improving and that's a good thing..
Yes, in some ways it's similar to Seoul or Tokyo. It may lack the density/pt compared but it is decentralized, has multiple cbds, and a sprawling built up environment.

Those cities are actually a better model to follow in terms of what LA could be rather than trying to be a NYC etc..
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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A Vancouver, Canada based firm has announced plans to build a 32-story apartment tower at 9th and Olive Street. Construction should start later this year.

South Park to Get 32-Story Tower - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News: real_estate, onni group, south park, development,

The site is currently a surface parking lot. The rendering looks nice. This is the kind of project that will help fill in some of the gaps in downtown. I just hope some of these surface lots also get turned into park space.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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A Vancouver, Canada based firm has announced plans to build a 32-story apartment tower at 9th and Olive Street. Construction should start later this year.

South Park to Get 32-Story Tower - Los Angeles Downtown News - For Everything Downtown L.A.!: News: real_estate, onni group, south park, development,

The site is currently a surface parking lot. The rendering looks nice. This is the kind of project that will help fill in some of the gaps in downtown. I just hope some of these surface lots also get turned into park space.
Looks very Vancouver-y.

Do you have any idea how tall this building is supposed to be?
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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It is a 32-story building. Not sure about the actual height in feet.....320 or so I would guess.
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