We want to hear from you: Should LA Get taller?

The LA Skyline. By maveric2003/Creative Commons/ Flickr

The LA Skyline. By maveric2003/Creative Commons/ Flickr

From the time it was completed in 1928 until 1964, the 32-story City Hall was the tallest building in Los Angeles. Soon, the planned Wilshire Grand – all 71-stories of  it – will be the newest record holder. This will make it not only the tallest building in Los Angeles but on the entire West Coast.

In Hollywood, the coming 55-story Millennium Towers will dwarf the 13-story Capitol Records building. The city of Santa Monica also has a slew of  applications on file for towering new buildings, one of which could be as tall as 120 feet.

We’re in the middle of a new phase of tower construction, shifting LA even further from its horizontal, car-based identity to a more vertical one. Along with the upward trend come the opportunities and challenges of greater density, more public transit and a new skyline.

For an upcoming series we’re calling “LA Grows UP,” we’re examining how this kind of development is changing life for the people who live here. And we want to hear from you.

Does LA need to stay horizontal to be LA? Do we need more skyscrapers? Should LA really grow up? Please share your thoughts below.

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  • Marlee Ostrow

    Please see comments against Millenium construction above.

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  • Robert

    There is no real planning or zoning up held. A few dollars invested (donated for an election) by a develeper usually gets the developer his or her way. I'm very cynical.

    • Tamara

      I agree. There is no vision and whatever decisions are made certainly don't reflect the wishes of the neighborhoods residents. It is just whoever is the highest bidder. Usually a developer as you said. There is no focus on preservation or repurposing in this city

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  • Barbara

    I personally am all for skyscrapers. I've spent much of my life in other major cities, and I have to admit that because of its overwhelming flatness, LA just feels like one giant suburb rather than a real city. I personally am hoping for more skyscrapers, but most of all, I want better public transportation. People complain that more buildings will bring more traffic, but you know what solves that problem? Better public transportation! All the other big cities and even mid-size cities in this country are very walkable. At one point in its history, LA was also very walkable. It's about time it caught up again.

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  • wendyRheaT

    This is why I chose to go to buy a house instead of an apartment, first of all because I am fond of green spaces and, second of all, because I get the opportunity to design my house just as I want it, room size and materials included. I get to use Knobbery instead of other cabinets and wooden doors and floors.

  • fred09red

    It would be wonderful if architects and building engineers would consider using the new Solar-Action technologies in the future, because, in my opinion this is the only way of resource reduction and cost effectiveness versus infra-structural progress in the contemporary urban areas.

  • fred09red

    In my opinion, let the city grow up for as much as the economy can sustain this particular development. I recently purchased a property in LA, exquisite area, high quality bedroom furniture, no noise and no distractions, just my peaceful dream house, far from the crowded city center.

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