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Old July 7th, 2016, 07:58 AM   #10221
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Old July 7th, 2016, 05:51 PM   #10222
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Old July 7th, 2016, 06:47 PM   #10223
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Old July 7th, 2016, 08:39 PM   #10224
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Old July 8th, 2016, 05:14 AM   #10225
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Old July 8th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #10226
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Old July 8th, 2016, 07:18 PM   #10227
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enough to compete with the world??? not too sure...


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Old July 8th, 2016, 08:18 PM   #10228
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Old July 8th, 2016, 08:43 PM   #10229
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It's fair to say that the Los Angeles skyline is not a real competitor for world's best -- even though it is rapidly densifying and its CBD is getting built out, there are seismic and land use limitations that will probably keep it from ever becoming a sea of supertalls like some other global cities -- but you know what, it looks pretty darned good in a timelapse. Here's a lovely recent one from Scientifantastic:

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Old July 8th, 2016, 11:09 PM   #10230
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It's fair to say that the Los Angeles skyline is not a real competitor for world's best -- even though it is rapidly densifying and its CBD is getting built out, there are seismic and land use limitations that will probably keep it from ever becoming a sea of supertalls like some other global cities -- but you know what, it looks pretty darned good in a timelapse. Here's a lovely recent one from Scientifantastic:
What type of land use limitations are there in LA's CBD?
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Old July 8th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #10231
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Old July 8th, 2016, 11:27 PM   #10232
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What type of land use limitations are there in LA's CBD?
I'm not referring to the CBD so much as the rest of the city -- although there are large swaths of Downtown LA that are zoned for light industrial and low/mid-rise residential, and for the core of skyscrapers to spread to the East and Southeast would require some changes.

But I mean that skyscrapers are not likely to spring up much outside of Downtown, Koreatown and Hollywood proper, since so much of the city where you'd naturally want to see high density development is already build out with single-family housing. So you're dealing with a two-pronged issue of entrenched residents pushing back against densification, and the political hoops that have to be jumped through to re-zone much of the city. For instance, most of the plots along major thoroughfares are essentially frozen at a 1.5 FAR (hence all the strip malls without housing above), but to change that would mean repealing a ballot measure from the 1980s, which will be no small feat.
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Old July 8th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #10233
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I see. Thank you for the info. I thought LA was going for TOD (transit oriented development) so hopefully they will be able to change some of the outdated zoning, specially along major thoroughfares.
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Old July 9th, 2016, 12:29 AM   #10235
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Old July 9th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #10236
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I see. Thank you for the info. I thought LA was going for TOD (transit oriented development) so hopefully they will be able to change some of the outdated zoning, specially along major thoroughfares.
I'd be surprised if that didn't happen. Zoning will change to reflect urban planning policies and the need for increased density ....which ties into transit.
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Old July 9th, 2016, 07:18 AM   #10237
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