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Skyline Envy

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Set that "Second City" inferiority complex stuff aside, Chicago; at least we don't have a stubby-looking skyline, like downtown Los Angeles! Fire department code in LA requires all buildings 75 feet and taller to have a helicopter landing pad, so the roofs of LA skyscrapers are all flat. This two-part series (part 2 is here) exploring the LA skyline's past and present is a must-read. [Curbed LA]