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Downtown LA's Gentrification Gelee

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  • Richard Risemberg
    ... Link: http://tinyurl.com/39ofqsy Rick -- Richard Risemberg http://www.bicyclefixation.com http://www.newcolonist.com http://www.rickrise.com [Non-text
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 10, 2010
      Good article by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne. Quotes:

      > It helps that this part of Spring Street has maintained most of its
      > historic architecture, unlike the many parts of downtown where the
      > flow of buildings along a sidewalk is interrupted by a series of
      > parking lots. The stock of mid-rise buildings -- and the width of
      > the street, narrow enough to dash across quickly to say hello to
      > friends on the other side -- serves to bottle up the energy of the
      > street and keep it contained.

      > In at least one way, downtown is starting to resemble a miniature
      > version of Los Angeles as a whole. It is a vast canvas dominated by
      > forlorn stretches with too many cars, parking lots, garages and
      > unfortunate pieces of inward-looking architecture. And tucked away
      > inside that vast territory are remarkable deposits of culture.
      >
      > What's different and compelling about downtown is that these
      > deposits are separated by mere blocks instead of several miles -- a
      > distance that can easily be navigated on foot or on a bike.

      Link:

      http://tinyurl.com/39ofqsy

      Rick
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      Richard Risemberg
      http://www.bicyclefixation.com
      http://www.newcolonist.com
      http://www.rickrise.com







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