Art and Architecture Make Impression in City of Angels
Toronto Sun | 1.26.2019
A visit to the City of Angels extends beyond well-worn tourist areas like Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Sunset Strip in search of “swimming pools, movie stars." What about downtown L.A.? There’s plenty to see and do in the revitalized area in terms of art, architecture, restaurants, bars and shopping.
Downtown Los Angeles: History, Culture and French Dip in 'DTLA'
USA Today | 12.21.2018
Day 1 of your visit to La La Land will no doubt include the beaches, Hollywood and Rodeo Drive. With those out of the way, now head downtown for culture (the architectural masterpieces Walt Disney Concert Hall and the new Broad museum), history (the century-old Bradbury Building, seen in the original "Blade Runner" film), sports (the L.A. Lakers, Clippers and Kings all play at Staples Center) and a wide array of food, from the Grand Central Market to out-of-the-way taco stands.
Fodor's Go List 2019
Fodor's | 11.27.2018
Downtown Los Angeles wasn’t always this way. Not long ago, it was a desolate, terrifying land—its old buildings rotting on dirty silent streets, its sidewalks empty by nightfall. But then they arrived: the developers. They promised a manufactured make-believe of New York loft-living at a fraction of the price. What else would you expect in a city of make-believe? And now, more than a decade later, it’s been completely transformed.
This Massive Mural Being Painted In Downtown Celebrates LA's Diversity — And Could Set A World Record
LAist | 9.10.2018
The space is 60,000 square feet in size — bigger than a football field (the current record-holding mural is in Spain, according to Guiness World Records). It towers above the Pershing Square Metro station at the corner of 5th and Hill streets.
Finally, MyFigueroa Is Ready to Roll
LA Downtown News | 8.27.2018
With its promise to make bicycling safer and more accessible, the MyFigueroa project has been one of the most anticipated efforts in Downtown. It has also been one of the most delayed, due to construction snafus, neighbor challenges and changes to the overall plan. Now the $20 million streetscape improvement project is reaching the finish line.
DTLA Goes Gay - Downtown Los Angeles' Surprising Style
The Bay Area Reporter | 8.22.2018
To many gay San Franciscans, taking a weekend trip to Los Angeles has come to mean hanging out in LA-adjacent West Hollywood...But over the past few years, downtown Los Angeles - known as DTLA - has emerged as a new nexus of Southern California queerdom; home to a hipper, grittier, more diverse nightlife, an appealing bounty of cultural offerings, and the pioneering spirit of a community coming into its own.
The Best Places to Travel in September
Travel + Leisure | 8.13.2018
We focus here on the city’s downtown area which is evolving from just a “place to work during the day” to the lively “DTLA” with top restaurants, hotels, theaters, entertainment venues, and cultural sites. Dining in L.A. is reason alone to visit, but there’s a lot more.
Finding Yourself in Los Angeles
NY Times | 7.23.2018
Downtown Los Angeles, or “DTLA,” as it is now referred to in real estate literature, is an uncanny place. Walking around, I was constantly plagued by a feeling of déjà vu, perhaps because, as Thom Anderson points out in his documentary “Los Angeles Plays Itself,” this downtown has stood in for so many other downtowns on the silver screen that it has become a kind of everyplace.
The Best New Hotels in Downtown Los Angeles
Wall Street Journal | 6.21.2018
About two decades ago, downtown Los Angeles was gritty and worn out. But between 1999 and 2015, $24 billion was invested in the neighborhood, and the area blossomed: More than 700 businesses moved in, the Arts District came alive and a luxury housing construction boom followed. Now the trendy hotels are arriving.
Downtown Projects Win Architecture Awards
LA Downtown News | 6.14.2018
The Los Angeles Business Council named its annual Architectural Awards winners this month, and 11 projects in Downtown Los Angeles were among the 54 honored.
Taking a Green Rental Bike through DTLA? A Tipsheet for First-Timers
LA Times | 4.10.2018
A bike tour of downtown Los Angeles — or DTLA — is a breezy way to skirt congestion and see city sights up close. The affordable green Metro bikes can be found in racks every few blocks, and are placed at such hot spots as Union Station and Grand Central Market. Zig-zag your way through the booming Arts District or pedal to the museums up the hill.
Figueroa, Finally. Here's What 10 years and $20 million Can Do For 4 miles of Street
KPCC | 4.9.2018
A $20 million project to remake a four-mile stretch of Figueroa Street with better access for walkers, bikers and transit is nearing completion after 10 years of planning and setbacks...The My Figueroa project area runs from 7th Street in the heart of downtown south to Exposition Park, covering short portions of 11th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
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