Originally Posted by Illithid Dude
I'm not sure how much credence you should be giving to an internet poll.
Originally Posted by Pink Floyd
I can't see how a survey like this can bring you to the concusion that "there's something very wrong" with LA.
believe me, if that were the only instance where ppl seem quite
about the city, I wouldn't take it seriously. but I've seen other opinion polls through the yrs that aren't much better. I still think such a reaction is way more negative than it should be, but apparently many other ppl out there wouldn't agree with me or don't feel the way I do.
I mentioned a few months ago about taking ppl from out of town & showing them LA. Their reaction, esp around the dt area, wasn't too good. I have to admit that even I....when I think the public's response is more
than justified.....will go to dt, see things not in the abstract but as they really are, & come away very disappointed. I always feel like such a
on those occasions, or like the moment in the famous comic strip when Lucy at the last second pulls away the football from charlie brown & he falls flat on his back.
Why does this matter? It's probably one of the major reasons that talking about projs around Union station is pie in the sky. I feel like it's no less realistic to talk about how we'll spend the money after we've won the $1 million Lotto. iow, most businesses still aren't moving to the hood. So how can anyone think about building more new towers when the existing ones, some of them completed over 20 to 30 yrs ago, still have lots of empty space?
Too many ppl still resist the idea of being in dtla, moving to dt....in spite of improvements like the red or gold lines....& I think a big reason for that is many ppl still feel
when they think of LA, esp the oldest sections.
I don't wanna end on a down note.....& since I always prefer posts here that have pics in them, I'll show this image of the new marriott hotel, as of a few minutes ago....