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Old April 22nd, 2011, 07:28 PM   #501
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At the same time as CC goes for more offices, it looks like NoHo is going for more residential. So much for putting the offices where the jobs are. This is just one more argument for the Pink Line, connecting the East Valley to the Westside.

Koretz boldly hides in the corner, telling the developer to go negotiate with the local homeowners, who are adamantly opposed to building anything ever. One more argument for building anywhere but LA.
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Old April 22nd, 2011, 10:13 PM   #502
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i Just Wish the Height of it was More... Like the Previous Project that was going to be proposed in the same area... it was two Tall towers both 47 Stories.
Century City has a 585 height limit due to Santa Monica Airport.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:21 AM   #503
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 12:31 AM   #504
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Yeah because we wouldn't want to jeopardize an airplane's flight path now would we?
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 07:15 PM   #505
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Time to close the airport. Maybe in 2015.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:16 PM   #506
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I'm more concerned about upgrading Century City into something more vibrant than closing a pretty heavily used private airport.
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Old April 24th, 2011, 05:27 AM   #507
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start with the street life, cuz CC has zero
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Old April 24th, 2011, 09:10 PM   #508
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start with the street life, cuz CC has zero
Well..yeah. That's what I mean. Which is why there needs to be a few residential towers with retail on the bottom. But even then it would be hard because Century City is so vast. Century City is far from a lost cause in terms of adding some kind of vibrancy but it will be hard.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #509
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I work in Century City now and imo its more like an office park than LA's 2nd downtown. The CC shopping center is always crowded but that's at the far nw corner of CC. There's even a large Gelson's grocery store but its underground in the parking garage. Bring some life to the streets!
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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:59 AM   #510
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It was always supposed to be a grand office park by design. Actually, this is where I would put that Downtown Metropolitan project.
Organic street retail doesn't have a chance here.
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Old August 17th, 2011, 07:51 PM   #511
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I was optimistic for development along SM Blvd and Ave. of the Stars, based on Westfields proposal for high-rise, Bloomingdales and street facing retail from a couple of years ago. But with MTA holding out for a station on the other side of the shopping center, I think the main hope for streetlife is being killed.

But there can still be greater use of pedestrian friendly features and in-fill. CC can't be great but it can get better.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:19 AM   #512
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I guess I'm the only one who sees the potential in CC.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 08:24 AM   #513
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no im right there with you. im an optimist though lol
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Old August 18th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #514
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I guess I'm the only one who sees the potential in CC.
I have forgotten: what is your vision of CC's potential? I am not totally down on CC and I can see how it could improve, but I don't see how it gets urban enough to really belong in the middle of a big city.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #515
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I used to work at CC and most people walk to lunch and from office to office if need be. The difference between CC and a run of the mill office park is that the latter is not pedestrian friendly at all. Huge front facing parking lots that CC does not have is the major reason why office parks are not walking friendly. All/most of CC's parking is encapsulated in structures or hidden away. I think what CC needs the most is a subway stop. I love the grand boulevards that run through it. For a place that holds the potential to be one of the most pedestrian places in all of LA I don't see why it gets the hand wringing treatment.
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I've been working in Century City for the past 6 months and honestly I don't think it will ever be dense or pedestrian friendly. Santa Monica Blvd and Ave of the Stars are both way too wide, unattractive and not pedestrian friendly at all imo. Everything there seems so spreadout. Many of the CC residents drive to the shopping center and had never walked there. Have you noticed there is not one bench on AOTS. So much for Century City.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 06:29 PM   #517
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I've been working in Century City for the past 6 months and honestly I don't think it will ever be dense or pedestrian friendly. Santa Monica Blvd and Ave of the Stars are both way too wide, unattractive and not pedestrian friendly at all imo. Everything there seems so spreadout. Many of the CC residents drive to the shopping center and had never walked there. Have you noticed there is not one bench on AOTS. So much for Century City.
ditto this, I've just moved here in the past month or so and can't believe how hard it is to get around on my bike. The whole Westfield mall is like the biggest parkinglot in the world underground. The only way to get to Gelson's is to go down the side street, it's literally the only bike friendly entrance on the city block.

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Energy cells help power Century City skyscraper

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Century City skyscraper Constellation Place, formerly known as MGM Tower, is the first Los Angeles high-rise to be served by electricity-generating fuel cells.

Landlord JMB Realty installed two Bloom Energy Servers that will produce 400 kilowatts of power, about one-third of the electricity needed by the 35-story tower.

Bloom servers, made by Bloom Energy of Sunnyvale, Calif., are each big enough to occupy an average parking space and contain thousands of Bloom fuel cells – flat, solid ceramic squares made from a sand-like powder – that convert air and fuel into electricity through an electrochemical process.

The fuel cells reduce the nearly 800,000-square-foot building’s emissions from power generation by 30%, JMB said.

“These servers, combined with the existing photovoltaic system, enable JMB to offer its tenants a greener office environment while generating significant savings," Sarah Shaw of JMB said.

JMB has about 2 acres of solar power arrays in Century City on the roofs of two parking structures it owns. The photovoltaic systems were installed in 2008 and 2010.

Tenants in Constellation Place include talent agency International Creative Management Inc., airliner lessor International Lease Finance Corp. and investment bank Houlihan Lokey.
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Westfield Finally About to Start on 39-Story Century City Tower
Tuesday, June 26, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler


Read More: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...city_tower.php
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Old June 27th, 2012, 10:24 AM   #519
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This is great news!!!
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Old June 27th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #520
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Would be great to see, how is the credit market doing for these types of projects?

I understand that the Wilshire Grand has received credit?
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