Downtown Los Angeles

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It could be said that every district in Los Angeles has its own downtown. It’s somehow like little examples of the american cities: the financial district full of skyscrapers, surrounded by the low-rise suburbs, connected by big highways. The city of Los Angeles also has its main downtown, the Downtown LA, famous for being the scenery of lots of action movies and detective series. Like most of the US cities, most of the Downtown LA skyscrapers are part of the International Style, with the main characteristic of being boxy buildings without any major details in their facades (with some exceptions like the Sears Tower in Chicago). The US Bank Tower, who breaks this monotony, was one of the tallest buildings in the United States. Today, the Wildshire Grand is being constructed and its gonna be the tallest in the West Coast (the cranes in the site can be seen in some pictures), with almost 330 m. and a design who fits more into this particular era of modern skyscrapers.
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The Downtown LA was a premise of what I would be looking in New York the week after. To go there, I took the Metro Red Line from Hollywood to the middle of the Downtown. Because I was there on a friday, I could see the rush hour in that particular place (something I wanted to watch with my own eyes a long time before). There’s plenty of old buildings with brick facades, like the New York ones but somehow different. Same with the Art Deco. While NYC Art Deco skyscrapers are quite dark (and taller), the West Coast art deco is more colorful. And the biggest of all, the International Style skyscrapers who are so close one from each other that some of the streets don’t even have sunlight at day, with big avenues crossing each other, pedestrian bridges, and tunnels. Reminded somehow to Hong Kong (for these last details).

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