From drug den to luxurious inn

A century-old brick apartment house and former drug den near Staples Center is slated to be reborn a luxurious inn as demand for hotel rooms grows in downtown Los Angeles. The boarded up building is a conspicuous ruin in a neighborhood decidedly on the upswing, alongside a trio of top-drawer condominium towers built in the real estate boom of the 2000s. Full story
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