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TAKE A PEEK AT THE RENOVATIONS INSIDE THE WALKER & EISEN ART DECO BUILDING AT 537 BROADWAY IN DTLA

I have marveled at the potential of the art deco building at 537 Broadway many times, so when I got the opportunity to take a look inside it, I was elated.  The 6-story building was designed by Eisen & Walker, … Continue reading

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ONE BUNKER HILL BUILDING IS HOME TO HIDDEN DTLA ART AND ARCHITECTURE

There is beautiful art and architecture hidden all over Downtown Los Angeles, you just need to know where to look to find it.  Next time you are walking at the intersection of Grand Avenue and West 5th Street, take a peek inside the rotunda entrance of … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THE INVERTED CLOCK TOWER ON THE CORNER OF THE GRAND CENTRAL MARKET?

Have you ever noticed the inverted clock tower that is tucked away in the northeast cover of the Grand Central Market building in DTLA?  It’s right where the corner of 3rd and Hill Streets should be, but it’s inverted.  It was … Continue reading

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1ST LOOK AT NEW RENDERINGS OF US BANK BUILDING’s $50 MILLION RENOVATION

We are getting out first look at new renderings of the $50 million renovation of the US Bank Building, the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.  The building’s owner, OUE released the images today showing the new and improved … Continue reading

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“DARK NIGHTS” AT L.A. LIVE IS DONE RIGHT AT TOM’S URBAN

The people at L.A. Live have come up with a way to drum up business on the nights when there are no events at Staples Center or the Nokia Theater.  They call them “Dark Nights” and bring in live musicians, … Continue reading

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LIVE BASIL PIZZA IN L.A. LIVE SERVES UP ITS VERSION OF “THE LA” PIZZA

The people at Live Basil Pizza in L.A. Live claim to have “the freshest pizza you’ll ever eat… …made to honor the heritage of Naples.”  The Neapolitan-style pizza at Live Basil is made right in front of you by some very … Continue reading

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GO CHECK OUT THE U.S. POST OFFICE TERMINAL ANNEX BUILDING IN DTLA

You know the giant United States Post Office building on the northeast corner of Alameda Street and Cesar E. Chavez Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles?  The one across from Olvera Street and Union Station?  Did you know that only a … Continue reading

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THE TOP 10 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN DTLA… FOR NOW

The DTLA skyline is rapidly changing.  There are construction cranes all over the city, but as of right now, can you name the tallest building in Los Angeles?  It’s the U.S. Bank Tower which rises 1,018 feet. It’s not only … Continue reading

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WATCH STAPLES CENTER PARKING LOT #7 TRANSFORM INTO FIG CENTRAL CONSTRUCITON SITE (Slide Show)

This rendering (left) shows what the new LA Figueroa Central will look like once it is completed in 2018.  The mega-complex will hold three high-rise towers that will include luxury condos, a Roberto Cavalli branded hotel, high-end shopping, a dog park, a playground and even a … Continue reading

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AMAZING INSTAGRAM PHOTOS TAKEN OF THE BENDIX SIGN IN DTLA’S FASHION DISTRICT

To say I am obsessed with the Bendix sign that reigns over the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles is an understatement.  The neon sign sits atop the 12-story Bendix Building at Maple Avenue and 12th Street.  The sign measures … Continue reading

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