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Old October 27th, 2017, 03:03 AM   #41
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Per the article UCLA seemed pretty non-committal about this proposal.

Per my contacts at UCLA, they are looking for an area with large amounts of affordable housing. This wouldn't seem to be it, but who knows.
I was at the presentation. UCLA cant commit because its a public institution and there is a process it needs to go through. Also, since this is only a proposed project at the time, they cant commit publicly. Lastly, this entire tower will be housing for students and faculty.
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Old October 27th, 2017, 05:36 AM   #42
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I was at the presentation. UCLA cant commit because its a public institution and there is a process it needs to go through. Also, since this is only a proposed project at the time, they cant commit publicly. Lastly, this entire tower will be housing for students and faculty.
An interesting concept, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Any idea what departments would move there? Or what housing or other facilities would be offered?

And again why in an expensive tower when there are so many acres of empty warehouses to the east and south that could become midrise and a real campus?
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Old October 27th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #43
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An interesting concept, but I'm still trying to wrap my head around it. Any idea what departments would move there? Or what housing or other facilities would be offered?

And again why in an expensive tower when there are so many acres of empty warehouses to the east and south that could become midrise and a real campus?
I'm struggling with the same question....this is prime real estate, with what will be the newest/fanciest tower when completed, that will arguably attract the highest rents downtown..... how does a university (arguably for-profit) compete with Goldman Sachs or whichever Tier A tenant that enters the mix?

Sorry if we're getting a bit off topic.... I still feel Handel/MacFarlane has the best "bones" to work off....lots of potential outdoor café/restaurant space....lots of green, lots of commercial space....
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I'm struggling with the same question....this is prime real estate, with what will be the newest/fanciest tower when completed, that will arguably attract the highest rents downtown..... how does a university (arguably for-profit) compete with Goldman Sachs or whichever Tier A tenant that enters the mix?

Sorry if we're getting a bit off topic.... I still feel Handel/MacFarlane has the best "bones" to work off....lots of potential outdoor café/restaurant space....lots of green, lots of commercial space....
They didnt mention which specific departments other than UCLA has had a downtown LA campus in their plans for a while.

Also, one of the main points was that you can literally walk downstairs and be at UCLA in 20 min on the Purple line and that housing costs in and around Downtown LA are still much cheaper than anywhere near the campus. I think the location is perfect for an urban campus honestly and would be a tremendous boost for downtown LA retail, office, residential and creativity. Also, another one of the main selling points of the Gensler project was that this campus would be a hub for tech and start ups and radiate around the historic core. Perhaps a hint there in regards to what they have planned for the campus?
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They didnt mention which specific departments other than UCLA has had a downtown LA campus in their plans for a while.

Also, one of the main points was that you can literally walk downstairs and be at UCLA in 20 min on the Purple line and that housing costs in and around Downtown LA are still much cheaper than anywhere near the campus. I think the location is perfect for an urban campus honestly and would be a tremendous boost for downtown LA retail, office, residential and creativity. Also, another one of the main selling points of the Gensler project was that this campus would be a hub for tech and start ups and radiate around the historic core. Perhaps a hint there in regards to what they have planned for the campus?
This is more of the confusion I am having. Why take a subway 25-30 minutes plus a 15 minute walk to campus when you can live so much closer in the dorms or graduate student housing which UCLA is putting up on campus?

Why put start-ups (or technology, business, law, etc.) downtown when you are already on the west side where tech, law firms and large employers are?

Same for the arts and medical sciences. The only academic area for DT would be urban issues and that would make more sense in a truly urban center with open, accessible campus and affordable housing somewhere east near the river, Boyle Heights or south AD. Or save huge amounts of time and money and just put it it Westwood.
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FINALIST SELECTED!!!!

HANDEL WINS!!!! This is terrific news for LA. This was hands down the best design. They will now go into a 24 month "design period" followed by 41 months of construction. Opening in 2024!!! Let's hope they add a more refined peak and extend the height!!!

https://la.curbed.com/2017/12/12/167...farlane-handel

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HANDEL WINS!!!! This is terrific news for LA. This was hands down the best design. They will now go into a 24 month "design period" followed by 41 months of construction. Opening in 2024!!! Let's hope they add a more refined peak and extend the height!!!

https://la.curbed.com/2017/12/12/167...farlane-handel
I like it at ground level but the tower is boring and not welcoming; too much like an obelisk. Hopefully the design will be improved over the next couple of years before construction begins.

I also expect it will get shorter unless the current projects proposed or under construction on Fig, Grand, etc., do very well. Let's hope they do.
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Awesome!

You know some fool is going to try to slide down that thing and land in the pool across the street.
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amazing design! Fits to the city as well
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