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Curbed Reader Comment Round-Up

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The best posts usually originate in our comments. To give appreciation to our amazing (and sometimes angry) commenters we feature their broad strokes of wisdom in a tidy comment roundup.

1) Rendering Reveal: Daniel Libeskind's Top Secret Downtown Tower "Daniel Libeskind seems to go straight from the quick sketch (... probably on the cliched napkin ...), to a fully-fledged rendering without the intervening process of design, much less refinement."

2) Santa Monicans Still Won't Stop Exercising "The problem is that all sides of this are being selfish and unreasonable. Homeowners feel that they paid millions precisely to get away from the riffraff (even if they're well paid riffraff) now infesting their neighborhoods. Visitors feel that it's public land, and therefore they can behave however they want, and litter as much as they want, because hey, the city will clean it up. And this, my friends, is why Culver City got neighborhood of the year."

3) Curbed Poll: Renovated Atwater Village Bungalow "The basic question here applies to all of LA: Is the unrealistic increase in prices over the last 5-6 years the reflection of incredibly stupid lending practices that rose prices throughout LA or has there been an influx of people (and consequently new jobs) who are making more than 90k to support this increase? I think most reasonable people can accept that in good economic times, housing will appreciate at a reasonable rate over a period of time. I just don't think the last couple years fit that description. And I can't really one point to one or two economic sectors that are bringing lots of jobs to LA. So I find it hard to believe that the price of this house is in any way reflective of the actual average income, especially when you look at redfin and see the sale prices and listing prices for AV. "