The Mural Capital Of The World

City's unrivalled collection of over 2000 huge public murals including what is considered the longest mural in the world is threatened by graffiti, pollution, and neglect.
July 18, 2003, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Murals depicting everything from Olympic athletes and movie stars to minority struggles and political upheaval adorn office buildings and freeway underpasses from Santa Monica to East L.A. With a unique and unrivaled collection of more than 2,000 murals, the city of Los Angeles is the unofficial mural capital of the world.But the lethal combination of graffiti, pollution and a sometimes scorching sun has left many of the murals in a sorry state."

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Published on Thursday, July 17, 2003 in National Geographic
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