Revitalizing Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles is on the verge of a full-scale revitalization, and an ambitious new plan for 15 acres of parkland in the urban core could be the missing piece.
September 11, 2003, 9am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The lack of an urban centerpiece like New York's Central Park or Washington's National Mall, although never a fatal flaw in a city of nomads and a culture wedded to the automobile, has nonetheless vexed generations of Angeleno politicians and planners... An ambitious $1.2-billion plan to drape Los Angeles' core with 15 acres of parkland and boost area nightlife with a bustling retail and entertainment complex is gathering political momentum, although financing for the project remains a mystery."

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Published on Thursday, September 11, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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