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Old 10-13-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Downtown Los Angeles Is About to Become the Cultural Epicenter of the West Coast
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:40 PM
 
Location: downtown
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if it hasn't already it should be
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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You could pretty much say that about the whole state. Sikhs, Hmong, Filipinos, Cambodians, Hindus, Pakistanis, Muslims, Hasidic Jews, Russians, you name it, we've got lots of 'em all over, and way more than most other states….except it's simply more 'concentrated' in L.A..
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Put LACMA and the Getty Center in Downtown LA and it already would be the cultural center of the West Coast. But Los Angeles is (and always will be) a multi-centered city. Too bad that back in the 1980's when sites were being analyzed, the J. Paul Getty trust was more interested in creating a monastery on a hill than engaging its home city. Oh well, LACMA has a better collection anyway.

For sure, the author has some good points: the need for connectivity between the many downtown districts. This is improving and will continue to do so over time. Let's just hope those hulking parking garages in new projects don't crush the street level pedestrian experience.

Don't agree with him that the DTLA come back is in the "first" inning. More like the 3rd or 4th inning. Also, the guy seems to think the coming of Target to 7th and Fig was a the second coming or something. I am all for Target's expansion into downtown but if this is his idea of a cultural revolution then send me back to Gorky's or Al's bar circa the late 1980's.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:10 AM
 
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DTLA has been and still is a traffic nightmare, this issue is what will keep it from being a true cultural epicenter, some other location will earn that title.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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^^And Manhattan and London have no traffic problems. LOL. Not saying Downtown LA is going to match those two spots but traffic is endemic to all of LA. DTLA's role as a hub of the emerging rail system will only strengthen it going forward.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:32 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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DTLA has been and still is a traffic nightmare, this issue is what will keep it from being a true cultural epicenter, some other location will earn that title.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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DTLA has been and still is a traffic nightmare, this issue is what will keep it from being a true cultural epicenter, some other location will earn that title.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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DTLA has been and still is a traffic nightmare, this issue is what will keep it from being a true cultural epicenter, some other location will earn that title.
I'm not sure that Salem, OR will be the cultural hub of the WC just because it doesn't have as bad of traffic as LA...
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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I think the transit system will be a huge key in offsetting the traffic.
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