Arch. Myriam B. Mahiques Curriculum Vitae

Monday, February 21, 2011

ULI Awards for excellence in Downtown revitalization

Los Angeles Downtown. Development strategy in the area of Staples Center. From
Three 2010 ULI Awards for Excellence winners—Sundance Square: Fort Worth, Texas; the Columbia Heights revitalization in Washington, D.C.; and L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. Theodore Thoerig makes a brief explanation of the before-and-after look at each city’s downtown.
I copy here the paragraphs about Los Angeles, as this is the most interesting for me. See the link below to read the article in
South Park, Los Angeles, late 1990s. The South Park neighborhood is dominated by industrial uses and automobile dealerships. The struggling Los Angeles Convention Center is in the red, costing the city more than $20 million a year. Despite its location next to the central business district and at the confluence of two major freeways, the area remains unnoticed and underdeveloped—a place no one would think to go.

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