The city is very impressive since it was partly destroyed (downtown mainly) by two earthquakes.
It’s a hude building site, a lot of big buildings are still waiting for their fate to be settle, probably taken down.
A temporary containers mall has been built, it’s quite good-looking and stylish :
The american influence seems to be strong, with square streets, suburbs houses with huge garage doors… The cars are both big pick-ups and small japanese, mostly automatic gearboxes. And some ugly things we are lucky not to have in France :