The Noise That’s Polluting Downtown L.A.

Let’s Silence Ear-Splitting Backup Beepers To Make Los Angeles Great Again

Lost amid the deafening praise for Downtown Los Angeles’s reconstitution as modern urban renaissance is the deafening daily noise that accompanies Downtown LA’s reconstruction as modern urban renaissance.

Mayor Garcetti, make no mistake, this is a citizen’s cry for help. You may not know me, but you know of 50,000 of my like-minded denizens. And in a city where less than 10 percent of the four million inhabitants ever actually deign to vote, that’s a fairly solid demo. You even look like one of us.

Oh I know, we downtowners neither …

L.A.’s Shifting Skyline Will Be More Spiraling, Imaginative—and Safer

Updated Building Codes Mean Boxy Helipads Will No Longer Cap the City’s Skyscrapers

For 40 years, Los Angeles’ building code has required all buildings 75 feet and taller to have a rooftop emergency helicopter landing facility in a location approved by the fire …