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Building the future

Stuart Brumfitt introduces four iconic Los Angeles buildings that have earned their place on every visitor's must-see list

When it comes to architecture, LA has always ripped up the rulebook. The city’s buildings are boundless, fantastical and diverse, responding to their surroundings up in the hills, down by the ocean or deep Downtown. Much as it’s hailed as a sunny idyll, LA is infinitely stranger than many people imagine, and that is reflected in its buildings, a mad mix of mid-century bungalows, ambitious skyscrapers and high-end beach shacks. There is so much great architecture to see if you head here, and we present you with four of the best examples.

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