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Old October 19th, 2006, 08:40 AM   #421
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The new Maguire 7th+Fig tower is 50 stories, yet is taller than the 53-story 777 Tower next to it!
The rendering may be a bit out of scale - as they usually tend to be - but even if it is, there's still a possibility that this tower could be taller than 777 Fig. If they use higher floor heights (more modern towers are going with 15ft floors instead of 13ft - just look at Comcast Center in Philadelphia which is 57 floors and 975ft.), or if the crown feature stretches well above the tallest floor, which it appears to do in the rendering.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 02:55 AM   #422
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Maybe this building has a really high atrium, which would be really nice.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 07:18 AM   #423
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Looks pretty awsome if you ask me.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 07:32 AM   #424
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Los Angeles has always looked decent, but I just can't get those images of all of those gleaming Chinese cities out of my head now. I wish I hadn't looked.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 08:54 PM   #425
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Atleast Los Angeles didn't have many older buildings to start with so it will one day become a gleaming American city.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 10:08 PM   #426
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We have plenty of classic architecture in DTLA. It is mostly low-rise though. Eh, Chicago doesn't have too many skyscrapers with classic architecture, a few here and there. The bulk of Chicago's skyline is made up of buildings with a post-modern design to it. And it isn't a gleaming American city at present?
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Old October 21st, 2006, 12:17 AM   #427
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Atleast Los Angeles didn't have many older buildings to start with so it will one day become a gleaming American city.
Los Angeles had a lot of older buildings torn down (though, a lot still remain, and it has done better in the regard than some other cities).

A lot of nice ones taken from us too. Like this one:

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Old October 21st, 2006, 03:18 AM   #428
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Los Angeles has always looked decent, but I just can't get those images of all of those gleaming Chinese cities out of my head now. I wish I hadn't looked.
Those Chinese skylines simply say, "We're a closet Capitalist country that still thinks it's Communist."
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Old October 21st, 2006, 03:43 AM   #429
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anybody has an updated future skyline of L.A
someone have a good picture that will be good to do a rendering on? something that will include almost all the new skyscrapers...but not too far from downtown....
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Old October 21st, 2006, 07:35 AM   #430
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I didnt mean low rise buildings i ment the skyline Los Angeles didn't have many great old tall buildings so it has major potention for construction of new buildings unlike older cities that have many old ones.
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A space is a space, it doesnt matter if it contained a small or tall building. Los Angeles had many very nice smaller buildings (in like the 4-15 story range) that are now gone. Downtown was very built up as early as 1909. A lot of the parking lots you see in downtown now were buildings in the past.

There were probably more buildings then than you see now.
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 05:18 AM   #432
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Photo Update - October 22, 2006

Wow, this thread fell to the second page. You know what that means...

Time for a photo update!

Before I get too far, there are NO pictures of Market Lofts or Concerto here, because neither of
them made any visual progress over the last three weeks. Work is ongoing on both, they just look
the same as last time.

Let's start in South Park...


Evo

Working on the third floor.





Luma

Luma's getting to the point where it's starting to take shape, so I took a lot of shots this time around.
Looking north along Hope, two or three stories left until it tops out.



More facade is going up. We should get a better feel for how this will look in a few weeks.
So far, not bad, but nothing to write home about.



It's officially taller than Elleven.



And it's starting to make an impact from Figueroa.




SBC Center - Reclad

More of the "translucent" metal panels have gone up. I guess it looks okay.



Old vs. New




LA Live

A Dirrrty pano. Scroll -> --> --->



Work on the Nokia Theater is progessing nicely.






Hanover Tower

The usual angle. The residential floors look a bit short to be a Storm Trooper. Or "luxury".



Looking west down Olympic. The FIDM Tower will eventually rise between Hanover and the Met, in the center of this shot.





Now to the north end of downtown.

Colburn Expansion

Looking up from Hill. It's hard to tell because of the shadows, but they've installed the glass around the
skybridges in the center. It's the same glass they put on the corner that faces Grand Ave.



The low rise portion that connects to the original school. I like how the glass reflects Disney Hall.




Pan American Lofts

They've been going like gangbusters lately on the bottom floor. The inside is finally getting fitted out,
and they've primered the bottom floor in preparation for a paint job. Notice the retail windows have
been installed along 3rd Street.

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WOW, thanks for the update! I thought you said that you were too busy to do another one of these anytime soon?!
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 05:21 AM   #434
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Would you mind posting this in the Downtown Los Angeles: News and Updates thread in the LA forum?
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Old October 23rd, 2006, 05:27 AM   #435
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WOW, thanks for the update! I thought you said that you were too busy to do another one of these anytime soon?!
My travel schedule got thrown out of whack, so I found myself home this weekend. I'll post this in the LA sub forum.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 02:51 AM   #436
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Minor update,

Starbucks at elleven is open today and the Famina is ready to go
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So the Starbucks invation has made it to South Park. Hey its ok, rhater have a Startbuck that you could find 10 blocks down the street than a boring lobby with no life. Congrats Elleven, and Elleven residents.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 03:24 PM   #438
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Awesome projects.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #439
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Good to see there are lots of projects and lots of projects moving forward to boot. This should pan out nicely.
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