The southern part of the city. Unlike most of the other quadrants of Los Angeles, the southern part is noticeably lacking in high-rise buildings. The only structure that reaches up and seems to dominate the southern skyline is the Occidental Tower. The most predominant features of this view seem to be short, squat buildings fighting for area with the seemingly endless number of parking lots. Cutting through this area, and forming a major traffic artery between the ocean to the west and the east side of the city, is the concrete ribbon of the Santa Monica Freeway, which also seems to serve as a boundary between the Central City and the outlying communities to the extreme south. The freeway runs along the top of the photograph.