Originally Posted by Mojeda101
Some just can't accept the fact that we are a sub-urban city that is spread too far to be anything like Chicago or New York. Cities like Seattle and San Francisco got it right, but just look at our downtown!
I've never thought LA suffered cuz of burbanization....meaning too many different centers & mainly lowrise devlpt. for instance, if much of LA were like hancock pk or bev hills....or pasadena, or samo.....instead of the
that's shown in the pic posted by kelbeen where LA live now is located, I bet most ppl would have had a more positive impression of LA.
the average person has never visited dtla & felt
cuz there weren't more skyscrapers, or cuz bldgs didn't have stores on their 1st level, or cuz of parking podiums, or cuz new projs didn't win awards from the AIA. Those issues rank way down the list for the typical person.
I believe that dt fell apart quite quickly starting from around the time before all of us were born cuz it was a place that too many ppl didn't mind walking away from. iow, if it had always been a nice hood, more ppl....& businessess.....would have been less interested in moving or going elsewhere.