This is the City (35 images)
It's a hard to get a fix on Los Angeles, as a city, because many say Los Angeles isn't a city – it's just a thousand suburbs in search of a city. But there is a city. There's a real downtown, even if it is a bit strange, a place with no history. On South Main there is the iconic 1928 Los Angeles City Hall, designed by John Parkinson, John C. Austin, and Albert C. Martin. That was on Joe Friday's badge in the title sequence of every episode of Dragnet, and it's in lots of movies. But if...