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How LA's next Mayor can help fix the city's dysfunctional architecture




Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Los Angeles
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A lot of Los Angeles' best-known landmarks — and eyesores — came about because of the whims of top city leaders. Where will the next L.A. mayor stand on architecture?

Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the LA Times, has talked to the mayoral candidates about city design, and discusses which L.A. spots could use the most work.