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Downtown loft dwellers and SRO apartment advocates can stop wringing their hands over the impending conversion of favorite historical structures because, according to the 8/8/2005 LA Times article "Downtown Housing Demand Feed a Bloom in High-Rises" by Cara Mia DiMassa (what a name, btw), it looks like the yuppies threatening to over run downtown LA may all be warehoused in skyscrapers, high above the hoi polli, leaving the street to the masses once again.

32 towers are in the works for downtown, though some still need city approval as well as financing.

Twenty are considered skyscrapers because they climb more than 240 feet, or about 20 stories. One of the most talked about is a proposed 50-story Asian-inspired tower at 3rd and Hill streets.

Yea, yea. We've heard it all that before. What's striking this time is that the downtown landscape may really change to reflect the new shapes influencing residential high rise design around the world.