Friday Eye Candy: Los Angeles Then and Now

Interactive before and after images taken nearly six decades apart show L.A.'s changing urban landscape.

Using an interactive slider bar, readers are able to compare images taken from the observation deck at Los Angeles City Hall. The sets of images, from 1951 and 2009 show the changing downtown landscape. Steel and glass towers (and parking) replace Victorian homes on Bunker Hill, freeways sprout, and entire neighborhoods and hilltops disappear.

Full Story: View from Los Angeles City Hall, then and now


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