French Magazine Touts the Growth of Downtown L.A.
LA Downtown News
December 8, 2015

DTLA – The revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles has been detailed by a bevy of publications including GQ, the New York Times and London’s The Guardian newspaper. Now add Le Nouvel Observateur, one of France’s biggest magazines, to the list.

It recently published the story “Los Angeles: The New Capital of the World,” and Downtown figures prominently. In the story, writer Philippe Boulet-Gercourt mentions a number of important destinations, developments and people. Predictably, Walt Disney Concert Hall gets a mention, but so does the Eastern Columbia Building’s striking facade, Grand Central Market and its China Cafe, the Higgins Building and its Edison nightclub, Skid Row, the One Santa Fe apartment complex, and even USC media professor Josh Kun’s Central Library dining-history exhibit To Live and Dine in L.A. The story, as a whole, ponders the influence of a young, diverse population that’s pushing revitalization, green living and the arts. It also paints L.A. as a flattering contrast to a certain East Coast metropolis: “Welcome to the anti-New York,” reads the story’s subtitle. It is at

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