Full Coverage: Building an identity: Immigration and architecture in Southern California
When Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne looks at L.A., he sees the city shaped by immigrants. Landmark buildings in Koreatown that adapt and evolve with a new generation. Houses in Arcadia that allow Chinese homeowners a proud, conspicuous place in a new country. Street life across the region that takes its cue from the way Latino neighborhoods blur the line between public and private. In this three-part series, Hawthorne shows us how Southern California may offer the first look at post-immigration America.
Part 1: Koreatown
Rather than tear down built-up history, the ever-expanding Koreatown adopts, adapts, preserves and perseveres.
Part 2: Arcadia
How wealthy Chinese immigrants are remaking a Southland suburb.
Part 3: Latino Urbanism
The Latino influence on Los Angeles.
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