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Old 06-14-2012, 07:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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Chicano3000X, what do you do for a living?

You seem to do an awful lot of bitching about skyscraper design, fire codes, city planning, etc - why not become an expert in any of the above fields and actually make a lasting impression, rather than gripe online about things that no one here can actually change?
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:24 PM
 
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That building is not a tourist destination, and neither is downtown L.A. DTLA is the last place I would take anyone who visits. Actually it's not even on the list.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Heh?

There are already skyscrapers here and have been for some time.
Yes, and it took a ridiculous amount of red tape for each of those to get done. With one of the difficult "hoops" removed from the process, developers will be more inclined to build more.

Here is the article from LA Times for you to read: Hollywood gazes into the future and sees skyscrapers - Los Angeles Times
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That building is not a tourist destination, and neither is downtown L.A. DTLA is the last place I would take anyone who visits. Actually it's not even on the list.
Not everyone that comes to LA wants to see the same old tourist trap places. In fact the first thing my cousin wanted to see was the USBank Tower, Disney Hall and to see a Laker game.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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Chicano3000X, what do you do for a living?

You seem to do an awful lot of bitching about skyscraper design, fire codes, city planning, etc - why not become an expert in any of the above fields and actually make a lasting impression, rather than gripe online about things that no one here can actually change?
I'm not mad. I know they will actually change. Right now I'm going to school to be a digital artist. I usually like to design cities. Mainly futuristic ones. Overeall I'm trying to be either a game designer or a vfx artist. Architecture has recently caught my eye though.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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That building is not a tourist destination, and neither is downtown L.A. DTLA is the last place I would take anyone who visits. Actually it's not even on the list.
It was in the 30's.

They are reviving it for a reason. Notice how alot of people like to take pics of the US Bank?
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Playa Del Rey, California
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I heard that it is very restricted.

Chicago has the Sears Tower, NYC has the Empire State, LA has the U.S. bank.

However, L.A. seems to have no pride in it. Why don't they create a good observation deck with a museum built in?
Maybe there's not enough money in it for the company who owns it? Who would want peasants walking around your palace touching everything and gawking at stuff with their beady little eyes and such...
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Yes, and it took a ridiculous amount of red tape for each of those to get done. With one of the difficult "hoops" removed from the process, developers will be more inclined to build more.

Here is the article from LA Times for you to read: Hollywood gazes into the future and sees skyscrapers - Los Angeles Times
This will make building medium-sized skyscrapers a little easier in a few select locations (Vine corridor and the Red Line route). It is the Hollywood Community Specific Plan, and it hasn't actually been brought into effect yet... there is loud opposition against it, though it seems as if the vast majority of Hollywood residents do in fact support it.

I've actually read the Community Plan - it is not quite what some in the media are making it out to be. It is more about building high-density, mid-rise development ala the Hollywood/Vine Apartments. It also includes design aesthetics and increasing the focus on sidewalks and pedestrian friendliness. It is much more about those things than building high-rises.

Check this thread (from the same OP as this thread): //www.city-data.com/forum/urban...bout-city.html
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:42 PM
 
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Maybe there's not enough money in it for the company who owns it? Who would want peasants walking around your palace touching everything and gawking at stuff with their beady little eyes and such...
I'd think they'd make money with souvenirs and tourist tickets. The company and the city can work together.

The city seems to be really out of touch with ordinary people. I wonder if they realize just how much admiration the building gets.

I know it's an office building, but isn't the Sears Tower for business too? But they don't shut out the people, they encourage them to come in and learn and admire the history.

Sounds like it would be a job for Wilshire Grand Tower then.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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I knew it was up there, wasn't sure the exact number.

Thank you, Jorge.
you are welcome, glad to help
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