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Los Angeles: City of Contrasts

Anne Taylor Fleming shares an essay about changing downtown Los Angeles.

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  • ANNE TAYLOR FLEMING, NewsHour Essayist:

    It is, and has been since it opened in 2003, the most famous building in Los Angeles: a curvy, seductive siren call to us natives to come on downtown and partake of its luminous gifts, inside and out.

    I'm talking, of course, about Frank Gehry's shimmery-skinned, acoustically sophisticated Disney Hall, complete with a world-class orchestra and a movie-star-handsome young conductor.