Los Angeles city councilman Herb Wesson bottom center, and LA County supervisor Yvonne Burke, above him, look up with others as they watch a construction crane hoist a citrus tree to the top of the new Solair development on the Wilshire corridor at Western Avenue during the building's dedication on Monday. Six miles of Wilshire Boulevard west of downtown was once a desirable business address where some of L.A.'s top financial firms clustered. But over the last five years, the grand boulevard is being remade as a fashionable address for residences. Several landmark office towers are being remade into luxury condos.
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