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Old January 10th, 2006, 04:36 AM   #81
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the low rise projects are pathetic, the real towers arent' UC so really not so exiting whats going on there...better come to rotterdam!
i like the low-rise projects. LA is more about the quality of the design of a building NOT the height of the building.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 06:50 AM   #82
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True dat. L.A is more about quality than it is height. I like the designs.
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Old January 10th, 2006, 06:55 AM   #83
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Two (well..3) buildings in Los Angeles are going to have extremely cool looking lighting displays. What do you think?

City National Plaza (By the way..the winning design will be shown next year..2006. These 2 proposals are the ones that lost.)

1. http://electroland.net/qt_cnp_ring_01.html
The Interactive Ring sits in the plaza between the twin towers. At night it rises slowly and takes its place 150 meters in the sky. It changes color and intensity in response to activity along a circular paving in the plaza below.

2. http://electroland.net/qt_cnp_mesh_01.html
The Sky Mesh is suspended between the tops of the twin towers. It features a grid of LED lights space 1.5 meters apart on a steel cable grid. At night the LED lights create patterns that will appear as apparitions in the sky.

MetLofts (I talked to a guard last night about the light show (building finished construction in November) and he said the light show will start every night starting in Febuary.

This project consists of a luminous field of LED lights embedded into the entry walkway that respond to the presence of visitors; a massive display of lights on the building face that mirror the patterns of the entry; and video displays in the lobby and entry areas.

http://electroland.net/qt_11flower01.html
http://electroland.net/qt_11flower02.html
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Old January 10th, 2006, 07:25 AM   #84
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Verbal Downtown LA Update.

Well I posted this in the LA forum, but not here, so there it goes. Update from 1/6/06 noon.
I went to the kick ass LA Auto show, then headed north towards the constructions. I saw that Elleven was topped off, and that they're workng on the walls and the windows. Luma is on it's second floor, and as someone said, using thhe same crane as it's sister Elleven. Met Lofts only has work in the inside, and the outer walls with a poor material I didn't like. Packard Lofts are moving along nicely, only work in the inside. The Ralphs Market is already topped off, now they're just working on the 6 story loft building. The crane is well over 15 floors, as well as the Elleven crane. The Hanover Tower is well u/c with all the digging and stuff. The hole is like 40 to 50 feet deep. There's havy machinery only on the north side of the site. LA Live has gone through a lot of digging. The hole is like a block and a half wide and like 40 to 50 feet deep. The Concerto site has I suppose flood light as Threehundred said, but that I didn't see. I can't say anything about the Coldburn Expantion because I didn't go all the way to Bunker Hill. Lates....
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Old January 10th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #85
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Downtown L.A is definately being Reborn and will be quite different from either New York or Chicago...

L.A is improving and becoming a better place to live and work in as time goes by....all these projects are wonderful and i'm sure their will be many more projects coming along :-)

I Love L.A
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Old January 10th, 2006, 07:51 AM   #86
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nice compilation, glad to see LA getting some new development
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:30 AM   #87
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Good info
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Old January 11th, 2006, 04:57 AM   #88
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The Hollywood & Orange Building will be so kickass!
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Old January 11th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #89
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can someone mak an aerial of LA and all those districts. im confused with where bunker hill, grand avenue, etc. are.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #90
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Good news and nice pictures. LA has been a bit dormant, and it needs to take up its place on the 'world city list'.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 07:59 AM   #91
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can someone mak an aerial of LA and all those districts. im confused with where bunker hill, grand avenue, etc. are.
Bunker Hill, Grand Ave are just one of many District-like areas in Downtown L.A. You also have the Grand Ave is a street located in the heart of Downtown L.A. but its also the name of a planned project.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #92
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can someone mak an aerial of LA and all those districts. im confused with where bunker hill, grand avenue, etc. are.
Look at the first 2 picturers on page 1.
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Old January 11th, 2006, 09:56 PM   #93
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Great thread. DTLA is getting more and more vibrant.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 01:39 AM   #94
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From skyscraperpage.com

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Update!

Went downtown today because I am Unemployed! Anyone know of a job opening?

I love the colors, but it's just so office park looking!

Union Station

Artisan (foreground) and Savoy (background)

Little Tokyo Lofts


New Windows "open up" sky

Eleven and Luma


Ralph's


Hanover (shotty pano)

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Didn't get out to shoot LA Live, as it's just a hole... But it sure is a BIG HOLE! Lots of other things I didn't get a chance to capture. But it was a busy and nice day out. Hope you guys enjoy.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 03:29 AM   #95
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Nice! My prediction is that by June there should be a crane for the Hanover Tower, at least a crane for LA Live, a crane for Concerto, and a diging at the Venturre site, and the Williams and Dame.
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Old January 12th, 2006, 06:43 AM   #96
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I took these photos from the LA forum. The photos were provided by chicago3rd and latennisguy.

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Old January 12th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #97
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I just had an orgasm.

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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #98
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Good for you Threehundred. That picture looks freaken awsome. But I think it exagerates a bit. Good work wiht it, the Hilton looks great, but they forgot Metropolis.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:27 AM   #99
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It obviously is not an exact representation of the projects going on around downtown. It was meant more to show the denseness that will occur after these two major projects are complete. I'm sure there will be a lot more denseness than what was drawn.
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Old January 13th, 2006, 02:49 AM   #100
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Still a really goood rendering. It rocks, thanks for it.
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