Photograph of a birdseye view of Los Angeles looking east from the City Hall tower at a proposed site for Union Station, ca.1931. A railroad yard is visible on the left side of the image, and there are several trains stopped there. Directly past the railroad station, a factory is belching smoke from its smokestacks. In the bottom left corner is old Chinatown, with lots of traffic on the street and many cars parked in parking lots. Most of the city appears to be commercial, and almost all of the buildings have flat roofs and boxy exteriors. Legible signs include, from left to right, "F. See On Co. Chinese Art [...]", "Conomy", "Room", and "The Rome Company".