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Is America's Next Great City Inside L.A.?

America's Next Great City Is Inside L.A.

Winter view of Downtown Los Angeles looking northeast toward Mount San Antonio (Old Baldy). Photo by Salewskia, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

A 2014 article in GQ Magazine argued that, even despite challenging urban ills such as homelessness and rising rents, Downtown Los Angeles is poised to become America’s next great city.