daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > City/Metro Compilations

City/Metro Compilations Help report active highrise/urban developments occurring in your city to the global SSC community.



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old April 15th, 2010, 06:53 AM   #421
elston
BANNED
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 7
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by QuarterMileSidewalk View Post
Turn the Hollywood sign into a... is it a hotel? Condos? to that, but I do like the notion of a public observation platform in the area.
how about sell it to the highest bidder? california is bankrupt
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
elston no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old April 15th, 2010, 06:55 AM   #422
cmjohns6
Registered User
 
cmjohns6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 169
Likes (Received): 7

Here is the link for more info on the Hollywood Sign.

http://www.worstpreviews.com/headlin...=17378&count=0
__________________
"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -Charles Darwin

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
cmjohns6 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #423
Jim856796
Registered User
 
Jim856796's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Citizen of the World
Posts: 8,943
Likes (Received): 843

Was that the real-estate planned next to the Hollywood sign or some other development? Why myst the existing Hollywood Sign be gotten rid of for any real estate development, espacially one with a brand-new Hollywood sign?
__________________
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

You support the good projects... and oppose the bad.

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Jim856796 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2010, 01:13 PM   #424
Jex7844
La Défenseholic
 
Jex7844's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Paris 14e
Posts: 6,944
Likes (Received): 2916

Un projet d'hôtel dans les lettres Hollywood à Los Angeles

Quote:
Parmi les projets fous d’architecte, celui du danois Christian Bay-Jorgensen est l’un des plus fantasques. Au programme : la création d’un complexe hôtelier à l’intérieur des lettres Hollywood, situées sur la colline de Los Angeles. Un projet démentiel qui implique de doubler la taille des lettres actuelles.
Les lettres Hollywood (Hollywood Sign en anglais) étaient originellement destinées à commercialiser un nouveau programme immobilier. Achevée le 13 juillet 1923, l’enseigne, indiquant à l’origine « Hollywoodland », ne devait rester qu’un an et demi. Hautes de 14 mètres et larges de 9 mètres, les fameuses lettres sont dans un premier temps équipées d’ampoules d’éclairage. Laissées à l’abandon pendant des années, elles se détériorent lentement et la maintenance prend officiellement fin en 1939. En 1949, la Chambre de commerce intervient pour retirer les quatre dernières lettres (land), réparer le reste et enlever les ampoules. Grâce à la générosité de stars comme le chanteur Alice Cooper ou Hugh Hefner, le patron de Playboy (qui a tenu à financer la réfection du « Y »), la nouvelle version de l’enseigne est dévoilée le jour du 75e anniversaire d’Hollywood, le 14 novembre 1978. En 2008, l’enseigne est à nouveau menacée par l’expansion immobilière. Toutefois, une collecte de plus de 12 millions de dollars (Etat californien, autorités locales et donateurs) va permettre la sauvegarde des lettres et leur protection par un système d’alarme.








Article in english: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/hollywood-sign-may-be-turned-into-a-luxury-hotel/story-e6frfq80-1225864924067

http://fr.voyage.yahoo.com/p-promotions-3312174
__________________
PARIS2024
Jex7844 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2010, 02:46 PM   #425
stevensp
Registered User
 
stevensp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Antwerp
Posts: 982
Likes (Received): 64

wow what a crazy project
I think due to this it will lose its charm though...
but its quite an interesting idea
I only hope it doesnt get realised
__________________
personal web page http://stevenspapen.be *NEW*
Architecture projects Photography

+ more project updates will be posted soon!
stevensp no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2010, 02:13 PM   #426
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13282

Can anyone help me identify the U/C tower in this pic?

I'm working on a construction journal and this will be the cover image.


__________________
FutureTimeline.net...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2010, 03:05 PM   #427
novaguy
novaguy
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: ottawa
Posts: 407
Likes (Received): 19

The building is 'THE CENTURY" because of it's location in the century city area of L.A.. Height is 151m/497ft.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
novaguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2010, 05:21 PM   #428
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,334
Likes (Received): 13282

^ This was answered already in the UK Skybar, but thanks anyway.
__________________
FutureTimeline.net...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
wjfox no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old October 12th, 2010, 11:44 PM   #429
linum
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Darlinghurst
Posts: 1,765
Likes (Received): 657

WOW ... interesting ... don't know how I about that?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
linum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 12th, 2011, 10:20 AM   #430
japanese001
Registered User
 
japanese001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 3,716
Likes (Received): 707

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jex7844 View Post






Great Hollywood
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
japanese001 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #431
el palmesano
Roquetero
 
el palmesano's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 53,709
Likes (Received): 19502

if they allow it, then they will allow in the future low buildings in the area...it is a natural space, keep it!
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
el palmesano no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #432
Mojeda101
IG: UrbanLosAngeles
 
Mojeda101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 802
Likes (Received): 1283

I like the idea of the walkway in the front, but that's in, not the stairway or building behind it. God the letters are so thick too.
__________________
Any and all photos of my Los Angeles updates can be found at my Flickr
Any extras can be found on my Instagram

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Mojeda101 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 14th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #433
Imperfect Ending
Or is it?
 
Imperfect Ending's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 10,759
Likes (Received): 452

That's not even the Hollywood Sign anymore...
They'll pretty much trash a landmark
__________________


ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Imperfect Ending no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 12:15 AM   #434
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Midtown Crossing - Mid-City Los Angeles



Quote:
http://www.cpexecutive.com/business-...-construction/

March 6, 2012

By Nicholas Ziegler, News Editor


Developer CIM Group has completed construction of the 330,000-square-foot Midtown Crossing retail center in Mid-City Los Angeles, which targets the more than 1.3 million residents within a five-mile radius.

“Midtown Crossing brings a much needed retail center to this community, and it will also create hundreds of new jobs for our residents as well as new revenue for the city,” Antonio Villaraigosa, the mayor of Los Angeles, said. “This is a welcome addition to Los Angeles, and I am proud of the city’s leadership in championing this transformation of what had long been a vacant and dilapidated property into this vital new commercial center.”

The development features a stacked design to take advantage of the site’s different elevations, and the developer claims the project will bring more approximately 800 new jobs to the area. A Lowes Home Improvement Center, along with Starbucks, Wells Fargo Bank and other retailers, opened on Feb. 1. CIM is in discussions with several potential tenants for the remaining restaurant and retail spaces.

In May 2010, the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan jumpstart the then-stalled shopping center, with a package of city loans and subsidies for the project worth $34 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Situated on 11 acres in Los Angeles, Midtown Crossing is a multi-level transit-oriented shopping center. Prior to redevelopment, the site was an underutilized lot occupied by an obsolete Sears store and Builders Emporium. The project includes 350,000 square feet of retail, as well as a new MTA bus transfer station with a 12 bus capacity.
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 12:21 AM   #435
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

LA Times

Quote:
Back to a Fairly Healthy Downtown Development Market
Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012


The Broad Museum

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - This is an interesting time in the Downtown Los Angeles development and real estate market. For years the community, like the nation, suffered in the wake of the housing bubble and the ensuing recession. Although there were some positives, particularly in the form of the restaurant and nightlife sector, the local residential and office realms slowed to a crawl.

Now we are witnessing a strong return, and the area is much improved over a few years ago. Although some weak points remain, in particular the office market, the overall community is fairly healthy.


Grand Ave Civic Park under construction theurbanobserver.com

There have been signs of an impending turnaround for about a year-and-a-half, but only in the past few months has it become clear that the Central City is again a viable place for certain kinds of large investment and construction. Right now, people are starting projects and making big money bets on the future of Downtown.

This does not mean that the investment atmosphere is similar to what existed in, say, 2006, before the downturn. With hindsight, while that time in Downtown was exciting, it was also often foolish. People without experience or clear financing plans were acquiring land and announcing projects. Although some worthy developments were stalled or killed by the economy, there were also many efforts that did not deserve to go forward.

Now there is renewed confidence in Downtown, and it is more tempered and more reasonable than a few years ago. That’s a good thing. It’s better to have fewer projects that will actually make it to market than to have a surfeit of never-to-materialize developments.

The clearest indicator of the turnaround came in our recent Downtown Development issue, which gave the latest information on 70 projects. While not all of them will reach the finish line, many developments that have started recently, or opened in the past few months, will serve as catalysts for additional housing, restaurants, bars, service businesses and other types of construction.

For example, Eli Broad’s $100 million Bunker Hill art museum, the 300,000-square foot Chinatown Gateway, and One Santa Fe, which will create more than 400 apartments across from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in the Arts District, will all propel additional activity. No matter what happens with the proposed Farmers Field, these economic engines mean more people and more money will come to those areas.

Then there are the projects that function as parts of a larger whole. In recent months, several developments were announced for Broadway: The coming Ace Hotel in the United Artists Theatre, Downtown’s first Ross Dress for Less and the Sparkle Factory, a jewelry manufacturing headquarters in a long-vacant building, will all dovetail with previous restaurant, retail and housing projects on the street.

Downtown is also seeing more retailers willing to take a stake in the community. National chain stores, which proceed very cautiously when considering emerging markets, are now following the independent shops that have been here for years. There is the aforementioned Ross, and Target continues to be on track to open its first Downtown location this fall. As Downtown News reports this week, Wal-Mart is also coming to the community for the first time.

Then there are projects that follow the area’s long role as a hub for employment. The aged Hall of Justice is being transformed and is expected to open in 2014. In January, plans for a new Federal Courthouse at First Street and Broadway were revived — the project finally has money and support in Washington, D.C.

[...]

Grand Ave. Civic Park masterplan LAcityhome
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; March 11th, 2012 at 04:00 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #436
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

The Village at Westfield Topanga



Quote:
http://www.losangelesworks.org/news.cfm

Costco-anchored Village at Westfield Topanga gets City Council OK

By Dakota Smith, Staff Writer

Updated: 03/01/2012 11:16:21 AM PST

The Los Angeles Council approved the Village at Westfield Topanga project on Feb. 29, 2012. The development is seen here in a rendering.

The City Council on Wednesday approved the Village at Westfield Topanga - a new Costco, retail and entertainment development that will combine with the company's existing Woodland Hills malls to make one of Southern California's largest shopping complexes.

The unanimous vote concluded a seven-year effort by the Westfield Group to develop the lot at Topanga Canyon and Victory boulevards, a process marked by sometimes testy relations between the developer and city leaders.

"I know there was a lot of discussions, there were a lot of issues," said City Councilman Dennis Zine at Wednesday's hearing. "But at the end of the day, this will bring a tremendous amount of opportunity ... a lot of jobs and the sales tax that will come to the city of Los Angeles."

The development will include a Costco store and 50 shops and restaurants, which will rise between the developer's Topanga and Promenade malls.

A hotel, office tower and 50 more shops are proposed in the Village's second phase.

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; March 11th, 2012 at 12:32 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #437
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Metropolis


http://theurbanobserver.com/category/hotels/

Quote:
http://www.ladowntownnews.com/develo...9bb2963f4.html

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 3:26 pm | Updated: 3:28 pm, Fri Feb 17, 2012.

by Richard Guzmán, Jon Regardie and Ryan Vaillancourt | 0 comments


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - According to the most recent information available, IDS Real Estate Group is courting hotel operators and large retailers for a 6.5-acre site bounded by Eighth, Ninth and Francisco streets and the Harbor (110) Freeway. IDS envisions a multi-phase project with up to two hotels and about 300,000 square feet of mostly ground-level retail. The development, which still lacks a timeline and budget, aims to transform Francisco Street into an energized pedestrian corridor feeding directly into L.A. Live. The project could proceed with retail first if Brookfield Properties' renovation of the outdoor mall at Seventh and Figueroa streets proves successful at attracting tenants, IDS senior vice president Patrick Spillane said previously. Or, it could move first with a hotel; the chances for that would increase if Anschutz Entertainment Group inks a deal to expand the convention center and build an NFL stadium.

__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; March 11th, 2012 at 04:12 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 03:29 AM   #438
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

8500 Burton Way steaming along...


http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/0...pedestrian.php


http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/0..._home_tour.php


http://mondette.com/blackburnandswee...breaks-ground/
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #439
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

LA Downtown News

Quote:
Federal Courthouse - New Projects

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 2:10 pm

by Richard Guzmán, Jon Regardie and Ryan Vaillancourt | 0 comments


http://www.myspace.com/mrscofla/photos/12169505

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Long-delayed plans to build a federal courthouse in Downtown Los Angeles suddenly shifted into gear in January. Construction on a $400 million project on the southwest corner of First Street and Broadway will begin next year and be completed by 2016, according to a spokesman for Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard. The plans for the courthouse, on a 3.6-acre site that formerly held a state office building, call for a 600,000-square-foot edifice with 24 courtrooms, 32 judges' chambers and 110 parking spots. The state building was razed in 2007 and the site in recent years has been an empty and fenced-off eyesore, with a pit that fills with several inches of water after rainstorms. The new building will house district judges, jury assembly facilities, offices for the U.S. Marshals Service and more. Plans for a courthouse had stalled after costs soared to more than $1 billion.

©Los Angeles Downtown News.

---

http://www.chanen.com/justice6/FedCourthouseLA.asp
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 03:49 AM   #440
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

The Broad Museum


http://wordlesstech.com/2011/02/08/b...n-los-angeles/


http://blog.2modern.com/2011/02/the-...on-museum.html


http://www.bestarchitecture.org/los-...ller-scofidio1


Quote:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/cult...ter/eli_broad/


http://www.ladowntownnews.com/develo...9bb2963f4.html

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 4:18 pm | Updated: 4:50 pm, Fri Feb 17, 2012.

by Richard Guzmán, Jon Regardie and Ryan Vaillancourt | 0 comments


DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Crews are finishing the three-level parking facility upon which the $100 million museum known as The Broad will get built, and work on the museum proper will begin after that, said Joanne Heyler, director of the Broad Art Foundation. The garage, which will hold space for 370 cars, extends from lower to upper Grand Avenue, which will allow the museum housing philanthropist Eli Broad's 2,000-piece contemporary art collection to have a street level entrance. The museum being designed by the New York film Diller, Scofidio + Renfro is on pace for a late 2013 opening, Heyler said.

---
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
los angeles

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu