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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:34 AM   #181
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Who cares if Downtown L.A. doesn't have the architecture other cities have? Only thing that matters is Downtown is growing no matter what architecture its getting.
I'm not trying to bash L.A. I was born here myself and consider this city having lots of potential. The thing is, I have travelled to many places around the world and do notice the architecture not as eye-catching as others. The most iconic one for me is the U.S. Bank (Library) Tower, that's about it. It would be nice to place L.A. on the map again by having buildings with better form and design.

I'm glad that downtown is growing, hopefully more people will really start making the area home again.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 09:59 PM   #182
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Well, I mean we also have the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gas Company Tower, LA Public Library, Los Angeles City Hall, Broadbury Building, Staples Center, etc. All of these situated only in downtown, BH, Hollywood, Wishire, have a lot more too, it's just a matter of looking before talking.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 10:29 PM   #183
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I'm talking about those buildings that make a DISTINCTIVE mark in the L.A. skyline only (some of those other buildings you mention are classics so that's a given).

And yes, I have seen those other places and they are great...so no need to mention about looking before talking (it depends what you are looking for, and I'm only referring to downtown L.A., not those other places you mention ).
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Old March 1st, 2007, 11:06 PM   #184
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I'm not trying to bash L.A. I was born here myself and consider this city having lots of potential. The thing is, I have travelled to many places around the world and do notice the architecture not as eye-catching as others. The most iconic one for me is the U.S. Bank (Library) Tower, that's about it. It would be nice to place L.A. on the map again by having buildings with better form and design.

I'm glad that downtown is growing, hopefully more people will really start making the area home again.
Sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude but the only complaint I have is that Downtown needs more taller highrise projects to fill in the gaps in the skyline.

But your right, L.A. needs bigger and better architecture, but L.A. is doing fine right now.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 03:06 AM   #185
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Sorry, I wasn't trying to be rude but the only complaint I have is that Downtown needs more taller highrise projects to fill in the gaps in the skyline.

But your right, L.A. needs bigger and better architecture, but L.A. is doing fine right now.
I don't really think you were rude. You were just being honest about your opinion and I was also trying to give my own constructive opinion as well. And your right, L.A. is doing fine now....

I wish that Los Angeles will increase its international status even further as the developments all over the city and county continue to grow, especially the L.A. downtown skyline.
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Old March 2nd, 2007, 06:42 PM   #186
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Those arches in the second pic look really nasty. NFL Coliseum looks better, but expensiver also.
I'm not really a grammar nazi by any means..but 'expensiver?'
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:25 AM   #187
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These pics were taken by funhaus on SSP (Today was the LA Marathon)

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Snapped some pictures of the LA Marathon as seen on 11th, passing Luma and Elleven...









..and the future site of the glass tower (Note the Reserve lofts and Eastern Columbia beyond).



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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #188
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what's that last picture?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #189
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The ESPN building at LA Live. You can also see the Nokia Theatre on the right.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 02:59 AM   #190
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why does the ESPN building have such a small floorplate i thought it was gonna be 120k sq ft and also ESPN zone was gonna be 30k sq ft but the whole building looks smaller, are they done putting up the steel or are they gonna add more to the side facing NOkia theatre? otherwise its impeccable how fast they have came along on both structures.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #191
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The ESPN building is VERY tall as well as big for a 5 story building.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 03:37 AM   #192
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yea but i have walked by it a few times, maybe if I was inside walking around it would seem big yes it has height but i mean floorplate size if they say they are gonna have a 120k studio that averages almost 40k per floor and that building looks more like it has barely 80k sq ft.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:07 AM   #193
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Is the ESPN building going to be one more floor because it looks like it?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #194
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Here are pics of the Brockman (for those not knowing, the Brockman has been completely covered since late 2004).

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Also..here is a update of the lesser buildings in downtown:

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With the marathon making it difficult to get out of downtown via automobile, I thought I'd take a quick jaunt around the old neighborhood, and get some pictures. First up, Little Tokyo. Who's up for some hot Type III action???


Mura

Wood framing looks almost complete. Looks like your favorite part coming up, edluva, the stucco...




Artisan on 2nd

More Type III action. Framing the third floor.




Teramachi Senior Housing

Getting very close. The Marathon ran right by here today, hence the blocked off street.



The pedestrian landscape along third has opened up. Yes, this could have been more active with some retail, but this is a vast improvement over what was there previously. With the landscaping, this stretch of 3rd is now a pleasantly walkable block.




ImaginAsian/Linda Lea

Gutted. Like a fish.




LAPD Headquaters

Progressing quite nicely. They're moving faster than I thought.



You can see footings for the building foundation, and the exterior wall footings have already been poured (middle of the picture, just below the port-o-potties).




Federal Building Demo

The ugly behemoth starts it's slow descent!! From top to bottom...






And some bonus pics:

The Pinkberry empire invades Little Tokyo. On 2nd Street right across from Japanese Village Plaza. With Fiore and the little mom and pop ice cream store across the street, we may very well have a glut of frozen treats.




After living in the neighborhood for almost 2 years, I'm surprised I never noticed this angle until now. St. Vibiana's and the Higgins together look like a giant locomotive.




LAFD giving the marathoners a cool down toward the end of the route, on 3rd and Los Angeles. Note the drum troop in the background.

Here is the lobby of the Eastern Columbia Building
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And this is what's going to replace the Linda Lea Theatre
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:18 AM   #195
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I was standing right over here today
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #196
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Has any one heard any thing about the 7+Fig Office Tower lately? I relly want this buildng to get built!!!!!
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Wow just look at the LAPD fundations, IMO this will be one of the best buildings in downtown LA, and such a great addition to the LA Civic Center. LA Live is juat amazing, too bad we didn't get a picture of the Ritz.
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Here is a pic of the Eastern Columbia Building taken by funhaus on SSP. I'm posting it here because it's just too good.



As well as a pic of the SBC reclad

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And a night pic of the ECB at night to show how much it stands out.

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Here are newer renderings of the FIDM Building:















As well as pics of LA Live and surrounding areas (pics taken by SMN)





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Where's the activity at the Ritz in the last pic???????
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