Little Tokyo is bordered by the Los Angeles River to the east, downtown Los Angeles to the west, LA City Hall and the Parker Center to the north, and the newly named Arts District (made up of warehouses converted into live-work lofts) to the south. It seems to be on the road to gentrification with so many new upscale residential buildings.
A few examples of art on the street.
A visit to Hauser & Wirth on Third Street,
A stop at the amazing Bradbury Building. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977, one of only four office buildings in Los Angeles to be so honored. It was also designated a landmark by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission and is the city's oldest landmarked building. I strongly suggest a visit if you're in the neighborhood!
On to the Biltmore. Upon its grand opening in 1923, the Los Angeles Biltmore was the largest hotel west of Chicago, Illinois in the United States. In 1969 the Biltmore Hotel was designated a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument by the City of Los Angeles.
The Broad, Grand Central Market, Disney Hall, Angels Flight and Los Angeles City Hall wraps up the visit before Union Station and the train trip home.
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