Eli Broad's Vision For Downtown LA

Once called the "king of sprawl", billionaire home-builder Eli Broad has since turned his sites toward revitalizing downtown Los Angeles.

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August 7, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight


This Los Angeles Times feature story on Eli Broad chronicles Broad's career from a suburban homebuilder and king of sprawl to the savior of downtown Los Angeles. "From the late 1950s to the late 1980s, Broad built more houses across suburbia than any man in America, changing the face of big cities from California to New Jersey. No builder did more to spread Los Angeles from sea to mountain to desert than Broad." Now the 67-year-old chairman of SunAmerica, a financial giant that sells insurance, devotes his energy and fortune into reviving downtown Los Angeles, damaged by years of suburban growth.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Sunday, August 6, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times

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