Condo scales new heights in LA

The 24th-floor home of Mr Anthony Nguyen is located in Metropolis, a mixed-use complex that its developer says is the largest of its kind in the western United States.
The 24th-floor home of Mr Anthony Nguyen is located in Metropolis, a mixed-use complex that its developer says is the largest of its kind in the western United States.PHOTO: WASHINGTON POST

Mixed-use complex Metropolis is a pioneer in a city where the bungalow reigned for years

LOS ANGELES • One of the first things Mr Anthony Nguyen sees when he wakes up, and one of the last things he sees at night, is the harsh reality he tried for 10 years to escape: Los Angeles' knotted freeways.

Nine months ago, he was one of those drivers, creeping along the 110 Freeway. His law office was in Santa Monica and the courthouse was downtown. The 24km drive between them sometimes took more than an hour.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 27, 2018, with the headline 'Condo scales new heights in LA'. Print Edition | Subscribe