LA's freeways were built to speed cars from the suburbs to downtown. But that vision meant moving people out of the way and significantly changing the city.
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What is all that abandoned land near LAX? If you look down from the plane as you take off from LAX, you'll see a long swath of seemingly empty streets. A long time ago, this was an upscale, beachfront neighborhood. Eventually, it made way for an airport that was growing and expanding. And it wasn't the only community gobbled up by the airport's growing footprint.