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Old 06-13-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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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?
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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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?
That's what Runyon Canyon, Griffith Observatory are for

Honestly I don't know why... probably because LA doesn't really pride itself on high-rises the way that Chicago/NYC are seemingly obsessed with the things.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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That's what Runyon Canyon, Griffith Observatory are for

Honestly I don't know why... probably because LA doesn't really pride itself on high-rises the way that Chicago/NYC are seemingly obsessed with the things.
But they have em'. Might aswell be proud.

The observatory sits on a mountain, while it's nice, man didn't build the mountain. I guess the Wilshire Tower will make up for that in the future. Hope it inspires more architects to come to L.A.

But keep old Downtown intact. Fix it but don't destroy it. They need to fill in those parking lots though. Those are all invitations for city planners. And someone needs to tell the nimby's to F*Off!
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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I agree with Munchitup. The view from Griffith Observatory beats any observation deck from a skyscraper, but if you want a deck view in dtla, there are a few restaurants, bars and lounges that offer it.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:05 AM
 
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Thanks. TBH, I grew fond of old DTLA.

While I love the towers, only thing I dislike is that they are forever stuck in 80's architecture, and any future ones are forever stuck in glass box architecture.

I'd love to see an architect bring up plans for a downtown tower using the same architecture as the buildings on broadway. Seriously, where have all the real artists in architecture gone?
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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The U.S. Bank Tower does have an annual stairclimb race - this years event takes place in September.
2012 Ketchum-Downtown YMCA Stair Climb for Los Angeles - Event Information
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Another "Why can't L.A. be more like NYC/CHI?" thread from the usual suspect.

Feel free to move already.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I often wondered the same thing. Other cities have them including the 72 floor of Seattle's Columbia Center and Houston's JP Morgan Chase Tower. The views from afar are great but the views from within are extra special, especially from the tallest. The views from Columbia Center are absolutely breathtaking.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:19 AM
 
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Another "Why can't L.A. be more like NYC/CHI?" thread from the usual suspect.

Feel free to move already.
It's not that I want LA to become another city. But I want LA to learn from other cities.

It already is doing so. Ya, certain things make LA unique but many are holding back. Why do you think it is going through so many changes? We'd probably progress alot faster if it wasn't for those dumbass nimbys.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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It's not that I want LA to become another city. But I want LA to learn from other cities.

It already is doing so. Ya, certain things make LA unique but many are holding back. Why do you think it is going through so many changes? We'd probably progress alot faster if it wasn't for those dumbass nimbys.
Of course, you are welcome to your opinion.
However, there are those of us who would very much prefer that Los Angeles learn from cities like NYC and Chicago by NOT DOING what they did. We appreciate and enjoy the differences that Los Angeles offers. If we lose what Los Angeles has to offer , where can we replace it?
Others can always go to NYC or Chicago to find filth, overcrowding, bland concrete buildings, lack of sunlight, minimal green spaces, no ocean, severe income disparity, nanny mayors, etc.
FWIW, I have been to the top of the World Trade Center and the Empire State building, and worked in Manhattan for many years and still prefer the view and surroundings of Griffith Park, WeHo, Santa Monica, etc. and even Downtown as it is.
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