WATCH: The visual history of DTLA’s skyscrapers

New flyover video shows skyline's evolution from 1928 to 2017

TRD LOS ANGELES /
Jun.June 14, 2017 06:00 PM

Downtown Los Angeles was not always, to quote Solange, like “cranes in the sky.” In fact, Downtown’s progress from 1928 — when the 453-foot-high ziggurat of City Hall reached taller than any other building — to its current state as a nexus of “metal clouds” is a sight to behold.

Which is why, with the Wilshire Grand inches from completion, Commercial Cafe created a visual timeline of the skyline’s evolution. Watch the video after the jump. 

[Commercial Cafe] — Hannah Miet

 

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