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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:22 AM   #1
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Downtown Los Angeles: The Rebirth

Downtown Los Angeles is under a boom unlike anything else. It is a good time to be in LA right now. I hope you enjoy.



The City House (61 stories) and The Olympic (48 stories)








8th & Grand










AON Center (Top ten floors)


Fig Central (40 and 27 story towers)


Fig South
Developer: Williams & Dame Development Inc
Description: 2 towers each 34 stories with 324 total condos.


Glass Tower (25 stories)
Northeast corner of 11th and Grand


Pacific Stock Exchange Towers (30 stories each)


Olive Street Tower (35 stories)


LAPD Headquarters





Federal Courthouse (16 stories, but over 400 ft)


Concerto (27 stories)





755 Tower


Elleven (13 stories)***COMPLETE***


Evo (24 stories) ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***


Luma (17 stories) ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***


Grand Lofts(7 stories) ***COMPLETED***


The Medallion (Two 11 Story Towers)


The Colburn (10 Story Tower) ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***


Met Lofts (8 story) ***COMPLETED***







Grand Hope Park Lofts (14 Story Tower) Shown in orange


Ralphs Market + Lofts Above (6 Stories) ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***


High School #9 ***UNDER COSTRUCTION***


Grand Avenue (Four to Six Towers from 25-65 Stories)


Zen (50 Stories)


Hilton Hotel (55 Story Hotel/Condo) *Revised design to come soon*



Metropolis (Three towers at 53, 47 and 38 stories)
Developer: City Centre Development Company (John Vallance)
Architect: Michael Graves
This picture shows the original plan:


Little Tokyo Block Eight Project (Two 20 story apartment towers)
Developer: Related Companies


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Tower (19 Stories) ***NEW DESIGN***
NW corner of Flower and Olympic
Description: 110 dormitory apartments and 65,000 square feet northeast corner of Flower Street and Olympic Boulevard.


Hanover Tower (27 stories) ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***
Northeast corner of Olympic and Figueroa


Herald Examiner Residential Tower (24 stories)


LA Live ***UNDER CONSTRUCTION***









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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:56 AM   #2
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I love the LA Live! That's one project that every city must have!
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:28 AM   #3
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Here is a run down of the goings on in the LA Metro Area:

COMPLETED SINCE 2000:

Los Angeles
MGM Tower 491 ft/35 floors (Century City)
The Remington 24 floors (Westwood)
6100 Center Drive 12 floors (Howard Hughes Center)
6080 Center Drive 12 floors (Howard Hughes Center)
6060 Center Drive 10 floors (Howard Hughes Center)

Glendale
Glendale Plaza 331 ft / 24 floors

Long Beach
Aqua Tower 1 19 floors
Aqua Tower 2 19 floors
The Park at Harbor View Tower 1 10 floors
The Park at Harbor View Tower 2 10 floors

Marina Del Rey
Water Terrace Tower 1 20 floors
Regatta Seaside 20 floors

Irvine
Ritz Carlton 15 floors
2020 Main street 12 floors
2040 Main street 12 floors

Garden Grove
Anaheim Marriott Suites 14 floors
Embassy Suites Hotel Anaheim 14 floors


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Los Angeles
Monaco on Wilshire 24 floors (Miracle Mile)
Californian on Wilshire 289 ft / 23 floors (Westwood)
2000 Avenue of the Stars 15 floors (Century City)
NoHo Tower 15 floors (North Hollywood)

Marina Del Rey
The Cove 18 floors

Long Beach
West Ocean Tower 1 30 floors
West Ocean Tower 2 20 floors

Santa Ana
Geneva Commons 18 floors

Irvine
Park Place Tower 1 18 floors
Park Place Tower 2 18 floors
Central Park West Tower 1 16 floors
Central Park West Tower 2 16 floors
Plaza Irvine Tower 1 15 floors
Plaza Irvine Tower 2 15 floors


APPROVED


Culver City
Jeff Jeff Tower 1 250 ft / 12 floors
Jeff Jeff Tower 2 250 ft / 12 floors

Long Beach
Edgewater 22 floors
Camden 21 floors

Santa Ana
One Broadway Place 493 ft / 37 floors

Anaheim
Worldmark Anaheim 14 floors

Irvine
New Century Tower 20 floors

PROPOSED / PLANNED

Los Angeles
JMB Realty Century City Condominium tower 1 47 floors
JMB Realty Century City Condominium tower 2 47 floors
St. Regis replacement tower 39 floors (Century City)
Barrington & Wilshire 24 floors (Brentwood)
Wilshire Comstock 22 floors (Westwood)
Hollywood & Vine Tower 1 12 floors
Hollywood & Vine Tower 2 12 floors

West Hollywood
Pacific Design Center Phase 3 11 floors

Long Beach
World Trade Center Residential Tower 1 20-30 floors
World Trade Center Residential Tower 2 20-30 floors
World Trade Center Residential Tower 3 20-30 floors
Shoreline Gateway Tower 1 22 floors
Shoreline Gateway Tower 2 15 floors

Anaheim
Lennar Tower 1 33 floors
Lennar Tower 2 24 floors
Lennar Tower 3 24 floors
Lennar Tower 4 23 floors
Lennar Tower 5 23 floors
Lennar Tower 6 23 floors

Santa Ana
Nexus Properties Tower 1 25 floors
Nexus Properties Tower 2 25 floors
Nexus Properties Tower 3 25 floors
Main Place Condo Tower 18 floors


Costa Mesa
Segerstrom Tower 21 floors


Oxnard
Channel Islands Center Tower 1 550 ft / 48 floors
Channel Islands Center Tower 2 350 ft / 31 floors
Channel Islands Center Tower 3 350 ft / 31 floors

Here are renderings / photos for some of the buildings listed above (this collection will be updated as more renderings become available):

Wilshire District



3670 Wilshire (40 and 47 stories tall)



Wilshire and Western



1540 N. Vine









Hollywood & Vine







2000 Avenue of the Stars*pics taken by JRinSoCal







The Remington
[img]http://************/ct082[/img]

The Californian


Wilshire Barrington



Water Terrace at Marina Del Rey


Jeff Jeff Towers
(250 ft high / 12 stories each for the two tallest towers)
[img]http://www.*************/architects/Moss/Jeff/Jeff-Jeff-1.jpg[/img]

Lennar Towers in Anaheim


Park Place Towers at Park Place City in Irvine


Wilshire Skyline








Wilshire Circa


Wilshire Vermont


Hollywood & Orange Building







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This evening, many developers proposing on an intersection (3 Parcels) in Downtown Long Beach (Broadway and Long Beach Blvd) attended a community event where they displayed their projects. I snapped some pictures for you to see the interest in Long Beach:

Toll Brothers (City Living)

Art Exchange Block:

The site located on the north east corner of long Beach blvd and Broadway will be developed with an electic mix of art-focused uses to compliment the 40,000 square foot Art Exchange. The project will incorporate a 200 mixed-use podium style building with an average residential unit size of 1,206 sqare feet with 24,010 square feet of retail at the first ploor. many of the residential units will include live/work artist loft spaces. The development will contain 400 assigned residential parking spaces, 80 art exchange parking spaces, and 72 retail parking spaces.

The proposal also includes a 150 room boutique hotel on the southwest corner of the block. The boutique hotel may contain a video art veil utilized for cultural and community events to be held on the 20,000 square foot outdoor public plaza. All buildings and uses will be compatible with Art Exchange

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Block:

This site is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Blvd. The highlight of the site is the 42-story high rise residential tower with 628 units with an average unit size of 1,232 square feet located on the northeast corner of the site. The top floor of the tower will contain a restaurant club offering expansive views of Southern California and specifically the Long Beach waterfront.

The development will include 2,464 assigned residential parking spaces, 350 MTA parking spaces, and 74 retail parking spaces to serve the 24,634 square feet of retail. The parking structure core will be surrounded by mixed-use retail, commercial and residential units.

The top of the parking deck will feature walk-up townhome residential units and an amenity deck providing residential facilities. There is also an additional 240 ft, 21 story residential tower located to the south of the main tower. Improvements will also include the preservation of the historic American Hotel Building facade.

City Hall East Block:

This site is located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Broadway and Long Beach Blvd. The project will incorporate a 32 story, high rise residential tower with 377 units with an average unit size of 1,306 square feet located on the northwest corner of the site.

The development will include 754 assigned residential parking spaces and 108 retail parking spaces to serve the 54,050 square feet of retail and a small upscale supermarket. The top of the parking deck will feature walk-up townhome residential units and an amenity deck privding resident facilities.

Lennar (The Boulevard)

Key Points:
  • Connectivity to East Village and Downtwon
  • New Higher Quality Retail: Mix of National and Local retailers
  • Activation and Revitalization of the Neighborhood
  • A 40,000 SF Art Exchange Building - Fully Funded by Lennar
  • Public Gathering Spaces
  • Transit Oritented Development
  • 350 MTA Parking Spaces
  • Designed to be Compatible with the Surrounding Neighborhood
  • Historic Preservation of American Hotel and Acres of Books
  • Opertunities for Integration of Existing Local Businesses
  • Responsive to Community Interests
  • Maximum Financial Return to City and RDA
  • Approximatley 120,000 SF of ground floor retail
  • 1,062 for sale homes

Entire Project "The Boulevard"


City Hall East Block:


Looking North on Long Beach Blvd from 1st Street


Metropolitan Transportation Authority Block:
36 Story Tower


Looking East on Broadway - American Hotel on Right


Art Exchange Block:

Looking North on Long Beach Blvd - Acres of Books in center


Williams & Dame (Art Exchange Site Only)

Three Buildings along Elm and Broadway are 7 stories. Two buildings along 3rd & Long Beach are 10 and 19 stories, respectively.


The Arts Center is a sustainalbe place where artists, residents and visitors can come together and experience open space, gallaries, exhibitions, dining, shopping and living.



The Related Companies (MTA Site Only)
Approximatley 1 Million square feet including structured parking (1,218 parking spaces) retail live/work space (serving the neighborhood) and residential condominiums (454) units. The residential component is comprised of two towers and a podium structure, each with different housing type in order to appeal to a broad range of buyers.

Tower "One" is a 22 story loft condominium building with relatively narrow and deep units, in an open-plan type arrangement with high celings. Units range in size from 730 to 2,500 sq. ft. Tower "Two" is a 14 story soft-loft condominium building with units ranging in size from 750 to 2,500 sq. ft. The podium structure will be activated by live/work units, many with street access and units ranging in size from 960 to 1,900 sq ft. Other than proper signage at street level, the parking garage will not be visible from the street.





Grand Prix Place

MTA Block:
A 20 story loft-style new residential tower, almost 12,000 sf of street level retail and restaurant opportunties and a 350 stal parking structure designed to service the needs of the MTA. This tower will integrate the restored facade of the American Hotel and wil be used to define a welcoming landscaped courthard which will serve as the front door to the new East Village Tower.




City Hall East Block:

10 Story Adaptive Reuse of existing City Hall East Building:


New on Left, Reuse on the Right:




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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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This thread deserves much more attention than it is getting!!!
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 12:40 PM   #5
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Really nice. Great news for LA.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 04:41 PM   #6
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Many of the low- and midrise-designs look very european. Like that!
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:35 PM   #7
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Just dont forget to improve the public transport. The city seems very dependent on cars today.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:47 PM   #8
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Thanks to this thread now I have a different image of L.A. I thought that the city was stopped in 1990.

Good for Los Ángeles.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:55 PM   #9
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Just dont forget to improve the public transport. The city seems very dependent on cars today.
This is the LA MetroRail by 2010 (Expo and GoldLine Eastside):


The RedLine subway is the most important line in LA. If that subway extends to at least Century City, then it will easily be the most used subway line in the US. It runs under Wilshire Blvd which is always congested. But it has become critical to extend the subway.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 09:16 PM   #10
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Threehundred you really pulled it off with this thread. Really good shots of the sites. Btw, I dig how theres like 4 new towers u/c on Wilshire.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 10:14 PM   #11
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Great thread, ThreeHundred. Some corrections, though:

LAPD Headquarters: That's an outdated rendering. Here's the latest version, which is under EIR review as we speak.



Astani: 27 stories

Luma: 19 stories

Evo: 23 stories
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Here is a very cool picture made by lateinguy:
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Nice, well spread!
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Great thread, ThreeHundred. Some corrections, though:

LAPD Headquarters: That's an outdated rendering. Here's the latest version, which is under EIR review as we speak.


I really hope your wrong with the LAPD headquarters. I think the old one seems to have more park space than this one; wasn't that one of the biggest problems? ... The old one also looks "cooler". This one has a big gigantic "wall"....
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All looks great and so does your subway map but i really take issue wiith your claim about it's potential ridership (the Red Line). With nowhere near the length of our lines, I don't see how it could possibly handle as many riders as the MTA (with both local and express tracks).
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Quote:
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Here is a very cool picture made by lateinguy:

That was a quick rendering of what L.A. will look like in a couple years...I was only guessing, but with the developments in South Park and the Grand Avenue Project, there will be more skyscrapers on the north and south ends of downtown. I will try and do one with all the buildings currently under construction and proposed.

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All looks great and so does your subway map but i really take issue wiith your claim about it's potential ridership (the Red Line). With nowhere near the length of our lines, I don't see how it could possibly handle as many riders as the MTA (with both local and express tracks).

The Red Line as I said runs along Wilshire Blvd. Over a million people live on the Westside. Wilshire Blvd goes through Korea Town, West LA, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Westwood, Century City, Santa Monica and ends at the ocean. I guess you really have to travel down Wilshire to understand how crowded it is.
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I really hope your wrong with the LAPD headquarters. I think the old one seems to have more park space than this one; wasn't that one of the biggest problems? ... The old one also looks "cooler". This one has a big gigantic "wall"....
Unfortunately the one I posted is the most recent. I went to a presentation by the architects last month at City Hall. The original design was abandoned some time ago. I agree, I liked the original better. I think the new one is a response to cost-cutting measures.
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Sounds good, the federal courthouse is amazin imo.
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Great thread, thanks for sharing.
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