The L.A. Skyline, Before It Changes

This City Changes Depending on Where You Look at It—and When

Skylines are supposed to define cities. But skylines change, just like the cities below them. And Los Angeles is approaching a major moment of change with construction underway on the new Wilshire Grand Tower, which, at 1,099 feet, would be the tallest building west of the Mississippi. It’s supposed to be completed in 2017. This building also could alter the fabrication of L.A. It will be the first building in downtown lacking the signature “flat roof” design—a big change for the aesthetics of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles skyline captured in …