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This edition of Throwback Thursday shows the difference that four years can make for one of the most iconic views of the Los Angeles skyline.

The first image, captured by architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart in October 2013, shows Downtown in the early stages of its ongoing building boom.  At the time, the only visible change since the financial crisis was the joint Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn hotel tower adjacent to L.A. Live.

The after image, taken in October 2017, is highlighted by the completed Wilshire Grand, as well as ongoing construction at Circa, Oceanwide Plaza and 1120 S. Grand Avenue.

Imagine what things will look like in another four years.

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Western Avenue Great Streets Project Expands in Scope

An extra $200,000 could pay for more items from a community wish list.
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The people-friendly makeover imagined for Western Avenue through Mayor Eric Garcetti's Great Streets Initiative could be getting a little bit grander in scope.

The project, dubbed "Welcome to Western," is intended to bring commercial facade improvements, new street trees, and public art installations to Western Avenue between 3rd Street in the south and Melrose Avenue in the north.  LA Más, the non