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5 Cool Time-Lapse Videos Featuring Downtown

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This week a new time-lapse video was released by Copious Films that features the traffic of downtown Los Angeles: on the railroad tracks, in the sky and, of course, on the freeways. This certainly isn't the first time-lapse video of downtown, so we went in search of some of the others. Our video lunch features cool time-lapse shots of sunrise, sunsets, cloudy days and bustling nights in downtown.

Here's the latest video (h/t Reddit Los Angeles)

Downtown LA Timelapse from Copious Films on Vimeo.

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Cloudy with a chance of time-lapse:

This one is short and soundless but it catches the transition from day to night best:

Here's a (nearly) full 24-hour cycle of the city:

This video is a little different from the others. It's taped from the passenger's seat of a car roving around Chinatown and the rest of downtown:

UPDATED 1:10pm: Photographer Richard Gluck just tipped us off to another video, which we liked enough to add it into the original post:

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REEL 2012 from Richard Gluck on Vimeo.

If you guys have other favorites or suggestions, leave them in the comments.