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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:05 AM   #1
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The Metropolis Environmental Impact Report is out. There will be 4 towers, with the tallest two at 620 feet. The first two "shorter" towers will be built fist. I have extracted and posted the images from the entire EIR below.

You can read the entire thing here:
http://www.crala.org:80/internet-sit..._final_eir.cfm





















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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:11 AM   #2
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Nice! About time we got new renderings and info for this project. It looks rather dense, contrary to my previous opinion. Though I wish there would be a continuous stretch of retail along all the sides of the buildings to promote a more pedestrian friendly environment.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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Excellent..... Finally one of my Fav's project Downtown will come alive.... Woohoo!!!!!!!
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Shouldn't this thread be sticky and moved to the Development area?
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #5
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LASF will probably move it. Though I don't think this thread should be a sticky.
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Why not?
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Though this project is a center/plaza, I'm glad that it's not an office park. It will generate some much needed public space for Downtown LA.
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Why not?
Because we have enough sticky threads and they are all for regional development news.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 08:48 AM   #9
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This thing has been on the books since the early 90s!
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Right, no sticky would be needed....
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This thing has been on the books since the early 90s!

Wait.... are you saying this is not accurate info?
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So..

30 foot sidewalk with extensive landscaping, sidewalk cafes and vendors, First floor retail, advertising, public parks and greenspace, and an extension of the LA Live entertainment district!


Tower 1 - 350 Feet
Tower 2 - 500 Feet
Tower 3 - 620 Feet
Tower 4 - 620 Feet

Completion in 2020

Couldnt find a start date in the EIR.

Once again, Great job Vicecityguy, thanks a lot!
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No Ferney, this has been a project that has been proposed for a long time, and because of the downuurn in the economy in the early 90's it died, but its now back and these are the new renders and will move forward as such.
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What a relief......

So 2020 is the completion date for 4 towers. Seems like a long time for something under 100 floors, don't you think?
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This is the original 1991 rendering:

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Hey guys. Long time reader first time poster. I feel like I know all of you. In any case....what's up with these buildings? They look very colorful. A bit to much red it seems and so out of place. Is that going to be the final color?
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It's about freakin' time this project moves forward! It's been too damn long!!

Thanks for coming through with new renderings once again vicecityguy!!!

I really like how the new 'Metropolis' will incoporate electronic advertising boards, retail and restaurants. I can see it really helping bolster the blocks around LA Live and make it feel morelike an entertainment district than an outdoor mall. I've always felt that whole 10 block radius around LA Live has the the potential some day become the LA Live Entertainment District..something akin to San Diego's Gaslamp District but on a bigger level and much more visually spectacular.

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Old March 9th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #18
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Hey guys. Long time reader first time poster. I feel like I know all of you. In any case....what's up with these buildings? They look very colorful. A bit to much red it seems and so out of place. Is that going to be the final color?

Well its about time you joined us BuildingFrenzy!!! Go introduce yourself in the newbie section and tell us a little about yourself I'm sure there are many more lurkers out there..LOL

Regarding that old rendering of Metropolis you mean? Well, its colorful because it is a post-modern design which was popular during the late 80's and early 90's. The new Metropolis will not incoporate those colors, I'm pretty sure.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #19
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Nice! About time we got new renderings and info for this project. It looks rather dense, contrary to my previous opinion. Though I wish there would be a continuous stretch of retail along all the sides of the buildings to promote a more pedestrian friendly environment.
Well..considering that the west side of Metropolis is the 110, I don't think that retail all around would work. Unless they turn the slow lane into a In N Out drive thru....



^ Looking at that picture, it makes me realize how big the LA Live district can be. All of those 2 and 3 story motels and whatever else is there NEED TO BE DESTROYED!! Put a cluster of 15-30 story buildings that incorporate both LA Live and Metropolis: Open plazas, retail, lights and sound.

On another note, I would love to see Hotel Figueroa use LED lights instead of paint.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 07:13 PM   #20
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i think i just peed alittle...


but damn... 12 years for some 60 stories?
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