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A Just City Is Now $500 a Square Foot

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Once home to proud industries and corporate headquarters, downtown Los Angeles may now lose its paper. Times reporter Cara Mia DiMassa follows up on the news that the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times may be sold: "The residential boom has remade downtown L.A. into a hip district. But some urban thinkers say there is something profoundly depressing about the falling fortune of big business being turned into theme and atmosphere for condos. 'In the big sweep of things, this is just part of the dynamism of urbanization and urban life,' said Greg Hise, a historian and USC professor. 'That said, people ought to stop and think about what kind of city they aspire to and what would be appropriate symbols of a good and just city.'" [LA Times]