Published at 12:28 PM PDT on Jul 11, 2017 | Updated at 12:40 PM PDT on Jul 11, 2017
The words "shiny" and "new" are often used to describe the city of Los Angeles, especially in terms of any new building that goes up, replacing an older structure that once sat in the same space. But the heart of history remains strong, too, in the region, considering that a number of treasures nearly met the wrecking ball, but, for a variety of reasons, were spared (sometimes with little time to spare). Take a look back at the landmarks that are now gone, and those venues and locations that once faced that fate, but escaped it, at a new exhibit at the Central Library called "L.A. Landmarks: Lost and Almost Lost."