Giannini Place, a 1920s landmark in downtown L.A., will be converted to a hotel

Once a source of civic pride, the neoclassical bank building succumbed to age and blight as downtown residents fled to the suburbs and businesses moved to more modern high-rises nearby. In recent years, architecture critics dubbed it one of the top ten eyesores in Los Angeles.

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