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Los Angeles changes a rule to dream of sky-high spires

LA Fire Dept agrees to drop helipad requirement for high-rise buildings

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People walking through Grand Park, past office buildings and hotels on Bunker Hill in downtown Los Angeles, an area which, in the future, may see visually stunning high-rises with spires .

Los Angeles

THE downtown streets of Los Angeles these days are teeming with restaurants, music clubs, boutique hotels, sparkling new buildings and people, lots of people - swirling evidence of a transformation in a part of town that has always seemed something of an urban afterthought.