Downtown Los Angeles
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Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, as well as a diverse residential neighborhood of some 50,000 people. During the day an influx of workers swells the population to more than 200,000.
A heritage of the city's founding in 1789, Downtown today is composed of different areas ranging from a fashion district to a skid row, and it is the hub of the city's Metro rapid transit system. Banks, department stores and movie palaces at one time drew residents and visitors into the area, but the district declined economically and suffered a downturn for decades until its recent renaissance starting in the early 2000s: Old buildings are being modified for new uses, and skyscrapers have been built. Downtown is known for its government buildings, parks, theaters and other public places.
Within the neighborhood are included these smaller areas:
- Arts District
- Bunker Hill
- Skid Row
- Civic Center
- Fashion District
- Financial District
- Gallery Row
- Historic Core
- Industrial District or South East Industrial District
- Jewelry District
- Little Tokyo
- Old Bank District
- South Park
- Toy District
- Wholesale District or Warehouse District
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