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Signs of Downtown Boom's End

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What once use to be a skyline of cranes, a sure sign of a neighborhood coming back, has now dwindled down to the last one. The construction crane at Concerto, a new condo development at 9th and Figueroa, was taken down yesterday leaving LA Live's long-necked machine as it completes glass work on the Ritz-Carlton tower. For blogdowntown's Eric Richardson, there's nothing wrong with this picture: "Of course, that's not exactly a bad thing. The cranes come down as construction projects complete, and their dwindling numbers simply mean that the projects started during the recent boom are nearing their opening dates." Now, with low interest rates and a cheaper market, it's time to fill those new homes.

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