In Cranes’ Shadow, Los Angeles Strains to See a Future With Less Sprawl

September 21, 2016
Construction cranes above Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. A building boom in mixed-use developments, luxury hotels, shopping centers and high-rise condominiums is spreading across the city.
Construction cranes above Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. A building boom in mixed-use developments, luxury hotels, shopping centers and high-rise condominiums is spreading across the city.
Credit Monica Almeida for The New York Times

Efforts to increase density in Los Angeles’ city center—largely through the construction of high-rise buildings—have been met with resistance from community members who are concerned about gentrification. Jonathan Zasloff, a law professor at UCLA, comments on these concerns, asserting that, “Los Angeles is not an example of a city where development has run riot. It just isn’t.”

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