Los Angeles Photo Gallery - Downtown's Skyscrapers

LA's downtown skyline looks quite good on the commute in from Orange County to the southeast.

Although public transit is not adequate in such a sprawling city, the fare system is quite well-integrated. Commuter rail tickets also allow a free transfer onto the subway system. From Union Station, it was a short ride on the Red Line to the downtown area.

The US Bank Tower is 1018 feet tall and was made famous in the movie Independence Day. A glass slide operates out of its observation deck for the brave and adventurous.

Angels Flight is a funicular that ascends up a short hill just across the street from the Grand Central Market. It opened in 1901 to serve residents of Bunker Hill, but closed in the 1960s with redevelopment in the area. The funicular was revived in 2007 and now costs only a quarter per ride.

Walt Disney Concert Hall is a standard Gehry design poking out of the street.

The LA Times announced in April 2018 that they will move out of its historic downtown building for the suburbs. The art deco structure was built in 1935.

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