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Sunset Boulevard getting 21st century makeover

Ageing landmarks out, luxury buildings with hotels coming up

Sunset for old icons: Giant billboards, celebrity hot spots and rock clubs along the Sunset Strip are seeing the end of the road and making way for new luxury lodging by hoteliers. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[LOS ANGELES] It was rocked by the Doors in the 1960s, Van Halen in the '70s and Guns N' Roses in the '80s. Now California's Sunset Strip is getting a new sound: the booms of buildings being demolished and new ones developed.

Known for its giant billboards, celebrity hot spots and rock...

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