In 1925, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a Civic Center Plan design to reconceive the city's metropolitan core. Anais Nin, who visited Wright’s studio sometime in the late 1940s, looked at his plans and wrote in her diary: “I saw [his] plans for Los Angeles. It could have been the most beautiful city in the world… But architecture had been taken over by business-men, and Lloyd the artist was not allowed to carry out his incredibly rich, fecund concepts… If his plans had been carried out, the world would have been dazzled by them.” Image courtesy Eric Lloyd Wright.  Photo 2 of 3 in Never Built: Los Angeles at A+D Architecture & Design Museum