Originally Posted by mbb
I admit that I skipped a bit through the video and didn't watch all 11 minutes. I don't speak Russian well, but I understand a little bit.
Anyway, the girl seems to share none of your concern about the state of the city, and seems to find it an interesting tourist destination worth sharing with her friends.
mbb, thanks for your translation. I wish you had gone through the entire vid, since I swear there are moments throughout it when her tone reminds me of what I'd be hearing if someone said....'hey, look at that 85 yr old woman wearing a bikini!!' or 'look at that hobo wearing a spandex halter top!'
Some of those instances do occur around the times when I can hear her saying 'downtown los angeles'.....there are also moments when she says 'santa monica' & I wonder what that's in reference to.
there's a google translator for the written word in a foreign language, & it would be nice if there were one for the spoken word too.
LAofanaheim's post was intriguing to me so I did a bit of legwork & came up with a pic to go along with his comment....
take a deep breath, everyone....even more so in light of muji's pic of one of the apt projs designed by TCA.....& hold onto to your hats. What laofanaheims is talking about apparently refers to this apt proj from the hanover company out of houston,tx, & designed by..........TCA.
^ at least the colors will be muted compared with their work on the ava proj. Are the architects at TCA color blind??!! They apparently are.
notice, too, in muji's pic that an area just one block south of LA city hall has never even had formal street lights! Those rustic, cheap thingamajigs...which I'm assuming will be replaced when the new apt bldgs are completed....are what one might see along the road in a small dusty town. They show just how slap dash the hood has been over the past 80 or more yrs.
time for a new beginning....time to enter the 21st century, dtla.
Right now, I'll let some of you forumers fret over the bad colors of Ava....& understandably so....while I fret about whether all the new construction will be supported by enough demand from ppl looking for places to live in dtla during the next 3 to 5 yrs.
Seeing how leasing is going at the newly opened jia apt bldg in chinatown & what will be opening shortly, the avant proj on fig st across from the convention ctr, should give everyone a better hint of whether delvprs are going to be forcing themselves all over again into a feast or famine condition.