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Old March 24th, 2007, 05:30 PM   #221
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Wow, those were hard to see, but that shows how tall these buildings are.
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Old March 25th, 2007, 12:45 PM   #222
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Just hit me, Imagine Hope & Flower Streets becoming the "Park Ave" of Los Angeles. EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT WILSHIRE!!!
No, the "Park Ave" of Los Angeles will be North Main street after the Cornfields Park is finished...
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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:21 AM   #223
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Photo Update - March 25, 2007

Damn. It's been over a month since my last update. Time to head out with the camera...


Evo

10th floor framed and hopefully poured, working on 11. Interior wall framing up to level four and facade mounts installed up to level seven.




Luma

They better hurry to meet that April opening.






SBC Center

They've completed the new panels at the top, and removed the SBC sign. Could this be the prep for crown work?




LA Live

ESPN/ESPN Zone building, framing done, but don't expect cladding anytime soon.



However, you'll get cladding on the Nokia Theater. A craptastic picture showing overall progress (all roof trusses are in and the interior crane is gone).



And the first facade panels are up. Same metallic silver panels as the Staples Center.




Hanover Tower

As close as I could get to the render view. Three more floors to go.



Looks better from Olympic, IMO. Much more slender.



Okay, now for the much maligned stucco side. Obviously it needs paint, but I still think it's the wrong material to clad a high-rise in.



A little closer.



Paint testing on the back.




717 Flower (Meruelo's Tower)

Oh hell yes. Lots of rebar on site. A few months and this bad boy should be above ground.






Concerto

Nuttin'




Ralph's

See those red steel columns along the sidewalk? Those are actually in the sidewalk, so it appears they're installing a canopy of some sort along the majority of 9th Street. There were people taking hard hat tours while I was taking pics.




Federal Building

Most of it is wrapped up, and they're bringing it down slowly but surely. Goooood riddance.

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Old March 26th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #224
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So, it IS a stucco facade on Hanover. Kind of disappointing. However, I like how Luma and Ralph's turned out. Evo seems to be moving quickly. Lastly, is that blue stuff on the facade of the Nokia Theater tape?
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Old March 26th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #225
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The blue stuff on the side of the Nokia Theater is an adhesive protective film. It'll eventually all come off.

As for the stucco on Hanover, we're not sure if the entire building will be clad in Stucco or just that part of the base. We'll just have to wait and see.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #226
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^ Great shot and update "C~Monkee!!!
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Old March 27th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #227
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Ugh..c'mon Concerto. Why has nothing happened yet?
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Old April 1st, 2007, 07:05 AM   #228
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A model of the Ritz

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Old April 4th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #229
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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.
MR LA NATIVE .
LOS ANGELES IS CONSIDERED AS THE USs PREMIER CITY ALONG THE PACIFIC COAST AND WITH THIS PREEMINENCE COMES THE IMMEDIATE IMPRESSION THAT YOUR CITY SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO MAKE ITSELF STAND OUT NICELY . AS A NATIVE OF THAT CITY , YOU SHOULD FEEL THE URGENCY TO ELEVATE YOUR TOWN FROM MEDIOCRITY AND MAKE L.A. AN INSPIRING PLACE TO LIVE AT, A GLEAMING BEACON/GATEWAY ON THAT SIDE OF THE U.S. CONTINENT . INSPIRED ARCHITECTURE PARTNERED WITH GOOD LANDSCAPE DESIGN (to thwart the increasing air pollution ) CAN BE THE MEDIUM IN WHICH TO ACCOMPLISH THAT GOAL. IF THOSE ARABS CAN TURN THEIR EMPTY DUBAI SANDBOX INTO A PLACE OF AWE , YOUR CITY HAS FURTHER MORE SUBSTANCE ON OFFER.
LOS ANGELES AS WELL AS THE REST OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA , IS FAMOUS FOR ITS HISTORICALLY-RICH ARCHITECTURAL FLAVOR . WHY THEN SHOULD THIS CREATIVE VIGOUR BE LOST TO A SEEMINGLY PREVAILING CIVIC INDIFFERENCE TO WHAT IS TRUE , GOOD , AND BEAUTIFUL ?
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO RISE FROM MISERY. IF PAM ANDERSON COULD OPT TO CONSTANTLY REBUILD HER BUSTLINE FOR AESTHETIC CONSIDERATIONS , THERE IS NO REASON AT ALL WHY L.A. CAN'T PROP UP HER SAGGING IMAGE. YOU CAN DO IT
MY FINE REGARD TO THE PEOPLE OF L.A. AND THEIR GOVERNATOR:
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Old April 8th, 2007, 12:27 AM   #230
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^ That actually made sense.

Oh..the Ritz will start the end of April/early May.

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Old April 9th, 2007, 06:09 PM   #231
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WHY L.A. CAN'T PROP UP HER SAGGING IMAGE. YOU CAN DO IT
MY FINE REGARD TO THE PEOPLE OF L.A. AND THEIR GOVERNATOR:
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Sagging image?? I guess.......as one of the most economically viable metros in the world (#3) and the one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet and let's not forget one of the newest "world cities" alot of cities around the world would do good to follow LA's lead. Does LA need a Dubai-ish skyline? To prove what? It's done so well without it.......
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Old April 9th, 2007, 10:21 PM   #232
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I liek the development I hope to visit soon.The Ritz sounds like its gonna be a good project and the lofts look great as well.
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Old April 11th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #233
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Way ta go L.A.!!

That's one hot building!! Muy caliente, baby!!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:25 AM   #234
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Photo Update - April 15, 2007

Here's another update for y'all. The skies were really funky this weekend - all over the map, really.

Brockman

They've installed a lot of windows, but a peek inside revealed that the units themselves have quite a ways to go.




SBC Center

Looks like work is done on the main tower. I wonder if/when they'll work on the crown. Notice how on the smaller tower, they've replaced the windows and installed the stainless steal mullions, but not replaced the darker stone panels with the lighter metal ones. I wonder if they'll leave it like that. I kind of like it, actually.






Evo

Framing the 11th floor. 12 more to go, so almost halfway up.



Facade panels. The glass is of the dark reflective variety.



And it changes color considerably with the weather. The next two pictures are of the same panel on the south side, just from different angles. Notice how the glass really picks up the reflection of the sky.






Luma

From the south



View from the future LA Live




LA Live

Speaking of LA Live, not much different, other than fireproofing of steal and more facade work on the Nokia Theater. Still no work on the other mid rise or the hotel.






Hanover Tower

Framing the 25th floor. So after this floor you should see the setback, then the "hat", then it should be topped out.






717 Flower

Foundation work is moving right along. There wasn't a crane on site, but I'm sure one's coming soon.



The north side of the site




1010 Wilshire

Exterior's getting a facelift.




No work on Concerto or Glass Tower to speak of yet, but here's the view from the Standard yesterday.


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Old April 16th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #235
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More Photos - April 15th, 2007

Here's a Little Tokyo/Civic Center update from earlier today.

Block 8

Not a whole lot going on here yet other than stripping the asphalt, but this should give you an idea of placement within the block. This shot is looking southeast. That's Teramachi Senior in the background.



This is looking back toward downtown. I like how the pile driver becomes part of the skyline...




Mura



Starting to paint?




Artisan on 2nd

This corner is getting nice and dense with Mura, Savoy and Artisan all rising, but they have to get rid of these power lines. How would you like to pay $600-$700K for the corner penthouse here and have that thing right in your face?




Hikari

Lots of retail already coming in. FedEx/Kinko's in the corner spot, looks like it's ready to open in a week or two. They're already putting products on the shelves.



Next spot over on Central is Pastagina. Note their other two "coming soon" locations downtown: one at 3rd & Grand and one at 9th & Hope (Market Lofts??).



Further along Central, Robek's has a sign up.




Weller Court

It's not the best in street facing retail, but it's a marked improvement over the blank wall that once was there. Bank of the West has opened up a branch with an entrance and an ATM on the 2nd Street wall. Those awnings do a good job of breaking up the "dead space" that was previously there.




LAPD Headquarters

They're framing some kind of thick shear concrete walls along the footprint of the building. Much of this rebar and framing goes above street level.




Federal Building

Slowly but surely she's coming down. Notice pieces of the structure are now missing.

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Old April 16th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #236
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why not just implode the Federal Building? or will part of the building be recycled?
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:54 AM   #237
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There is a fault line right under downtown LA.

So yeah..
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Old April 16th, 2007, 08:59 PM   #238
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I don't think a fault line has anything to do with a decision to implode or not implode the Federal Building. It most likely has to do with environmental concerns, asbestos, and the fact that most new goverment projects have a certain level of "Green" that they projects need to achieve. Part of a project is the demo, and I would bet that recycling old materials helps the project achieve some sort of LEED Green Building status.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #239
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Doesn't the red line run underneath or around that building?

Colemonkee: did you take that picture of the federal building from the Ronald Reagan building on 3rd/spring st?
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Old April 18th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #240
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