Christopher Hawthorne, architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times, takes an in-depth look at various iconic boulevards in a series of stories on the changing face of L.A.'s streets.
Christopher Hawthorne, The Times architecture critic, takes readers on a tour of the historic boulevards of Los Angeles. Long dominated by the car culture, Lankershim, Crenshaw, Harbor, Sunset and Wilshire boulevards are gradually being remade to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and urban street life. Explore the series below.
For Sunset, a new dawn

Go east on storied Sunset Boulevard for a look at the changing nature of modern L.A. and a reawakening of pedestrian life

Atlantic on the move

As Los Angeles' boulevards reassert their place in the public realm, the transformation along Atlantic offers glimpses of a new city identity taking shape.

Crenshaw Boulevard comes to a crossroads

Optimism and anxiety travel along its route, as a revived rail service push and an auto-free younger generation herald changes for one close-knit community.