Art: Dream City

"What Can We Do About This?" screamed a big placard in the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art. It meant Los Angeles' own looks and lack of livability.

The great, sprawling town, which is fifth largest of U.S. cities, cannot stop growing, cannot be controlled. Only big city in the U.S. accessible from all sides by highway, it has 2,000 miles of streets, the highest per capita automobile registration (807,000) in the world. In 30 years it has grown four and a half times bigger, from 101 square miles to 451. In the past year it sprouted three years ahead...

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