On January 17, 1994, a 6.7 earthquake with a San Fernando Valley epicenter caused widespread damage throughout Los Angeles. The earthquake renewed concerns about building safety and codes; specifically, for hospitals. Before then, LA’s General Hospital was located at 1200 State Street, in one of Downtown’s most famous and iconic buildings.
During a recent filming of La La Land, Olivet and Sinai, once Downtown’s favorite couple and long-time workers of Angel’s Flight were finally back working together again. If only briefly, as LA’s near vertical funicular re-opened for a single day to accommodate the filming of the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone,
Partying in Downtown is not about drinking, eating and dancing in just any old building...Partying in Downtown is about drinking, eating and dancing in THE OLDEST of buildings. For DTLA, that would mean a dynamic list of fully wonderfully restored historic theaters, once famous for vaudeville and silent movies. Belasco Theater
By Charles Lee Hackett There are magic Brokedown Palaces of sorts towering over the littered sidewalks all over the downtown area. These colossal hulks left over from the glory days of Los Angeles, when a million dollars bought you acres and acres of undeveloped land, still exist in various states of
By Robert Moskowitz The Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Building, 523 West 6th Street, adjacent to the Biltmore Hotel and defining the southwest edge of Pershing Square, at Olive Street, is reborn. Purchased in April, 2012, by Rising Realty Partners (RRP) for an undisclosed sum rumored to be $60 million, the iconic trio of
The Continental Building is a 13-story residential building located on the corner of 4th and Spring Street in the Historic Core of Los Angeles. The building was designed by the well known architect John Parkinson. Parkinson also designed many of Downtown Los Angeles’ historic buildings such as the Alexandria Hotel, City
By Renee Camus Among the many healthy activities that Downtown Los Angeles has to offer, farmers’ markets are definitely some of the best. If you chose to, you could attend a farmers’ market nearly every day of the week. The California Certified Farmers Market runs three of Downtown’s markets: one on Seventh