High-rise penthouses sit empty in downtown L.A., relics from a different era
With Arco's 20-foot ceilings, dark wood paneling and private rooftop helipad, "this was corporate America as people thought of it," said Kent Handleman of Thomas Properties Group Inc., the building's landlord.
That was then. Nowadays, the landlord can't find a renter for the space's 1970s-era sumptuousness.
Photos: Scene from downtown L.A. penthouse suits. Lawrence K. Ho / L.A. Times. More photos here.
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