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Tour of downtown Los Angeles

The second largest city in the USA

Petr Liška
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Tour of downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles is the second largest city in the USA. It has about 10 million inhabitants in the whole agglomeration. If we don't count a few skyscrapers in downtown, it looks more like an endless small town of small houses. That is why the city is said to have the longest commuting time from all over the country. It is best to start the city tour in its skyscraper downtown

The Los Angeles Public Library
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The Los Angeles Public Library

We will start the tour in the very center of Los Angeles – at the public library. It is one of the few preserved buildings from the 19th century and is surrounded by skyscrapers. It is the largest public library in the entire United States

US Bank Tower skyscraper
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US Bank Tower skyscraper

Next door is the recently tallest US Bank Tower, 303 meters high. At the end of 2017, the Wilshire Grand Center building was finally completed, which surpassed it at a height of 335 meters.

Aon Center Skyscraper

Looking at the library from the other side, you can see the third tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles – Aon Center with 260 meters.

Aon Center Skyscraper
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"Ulysses" (1988) by Alexander Liberman
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"Ulysses" (1988) by Alexander Liberman

Among the skyscrapers you can find quite interesting modern art

View from a skyscraper

If you get to a vantage point, you'll immediately see the true heart of Los Angeles – a vast area built up only by small houses lined with mountains on the horizon.

View from a skyscraper
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Wander downtown Los Angeles

The walk between the individual skyscrapers and small parks is quite worth it. It surprises quite a few people on the streets.

Wander downtown Los Angeles
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Pershing Square

Pershing Square is probably the largest undeveloped area right in the city center, making it an ideal vantage point for skyscrapers.

Pershing Square
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Los Angeles City Hall
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Los Angeles City Hall

To the northeast of downtown is another important city building – the town hall, 138 meters high and built in 1928

Sister cities of Los Angeles
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Sister cities of Los Angeles

Next to the town hall is a famous signpost of friendly cities.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument

Remains of historic buildings, mostly churches, can be found in the „El Pueblo de Los Angeles“ area. Here was the former city center from the end of the 18th century.

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
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Sale of souvenirs in the old center

The historic center is now a center for selling Mexican-style souvenirs

Sale of souvenirs in the old center
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Walk through the center

You can easily manage your own downtown and the surrounding area on foot – but everywhere else it is very far. Who wants to visit Hollywood, Santa Monica or Beverly Hills must use public transport or rent a car

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Dagmar Titzová
08.02.2019 16:50
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Petr Liška
02.02.2018 13:45
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