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Old May 9th, 2007, 01:17 AM   #21
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^ I think (in downtown LA's case), infill and ground floor retail is the most important thing. Supertall skyscrapers can wait.
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It has a great retro 60's SoCal look to it. Masterpiece!
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Old May 9th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #23
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great tower, hopefully they'll build it. LA needs more skyscrapers over 150m i think. the one or other supertall would be also nice
If Los Angeles ever gets a supertall, it will be mixed use, (like the John Hancock center, Chicago.) with all the out sourcing of clerical jobs and such, a 100 floor office tower would not be viable. Office towers here will stay in the 50 floor range i'll bet, but if the residential market where stay strong for say, 10 years we could see a possible 70+ floor office tower, the next boom in LA will be new office construction, i'll say starting between 2010 and 2012.
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Old May 9th, 2007, 08:21 PM   #24
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i dont care wat it take to get this building in the construction phase...it jus nice to see LA on the thread line....better location than the Ritz building...right downtown to keep it dense and tall....bes of luck to ya LA
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Old May 10th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #25
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^ The Ritz is in a perfect location. It's ment to serve the covention center.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 06:41 AM   #26
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If Los Angeles ever gets a supertall, it will be mixed use, (like the John Hancock center, Chicago.) with all the out sourcing of clerical jobs and such, a 100 floor office tower would not be viable. Office towers here will stay in the 50 floor range i'll bet, but if the residential market where stay strong for say, 10 years we could see a possible 70+ floor office tower, the next boom in LA will be new office construction, i'll say starting between 2010 and 2012.
Hopefully, they'll revive Cal Plaza 3. That Angel's Crest park or whatever it's called isn't very suitable for parkspace.
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^Why were plans for Cal Plaza 3 shelved anyways?
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Old May 13th, 2007, 03:45 PM   #28
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looks great. green is in!
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Old May 13th, 2007, 08:47 PM   #29
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^Why were plans for Cal Plaza 3 shelved anyways?
Back in the late 80s/early 90's, downtown LA built too many office towers at right around the same time. From 1989 to 1992, US Bank Tower, 777 Tower, Gas Company Tower, Sanwa Bank, 801 Tower, and Cal Plaza 2 were all built. Downtown had demand for office space just not that much all at once. So Cal Plaza 3, and a few other towers were shelved.
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kudos to LA finally a major highrise in the city.
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:36 PM   #31
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i'm trying to do a 3d model to see how it would fit with the skyline

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Old May 16th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #32
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Park Fifth Architectural Landmark Elevates ''Infinity Living'' in Downtown L.A.

Opulent, $1 Billion High-Rise Condominiums to Soar as Tallest Residential Edifice in the West

May 15, 2007



LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Los Angeles will be looking up in wonder as the spectacular Park Fifth, the tallest residential building west of Chicago, rises in Downtown Los Angeles. Capital partners Africa Israel and Namco Capital Group along with Houk Development Company are creating an architectural landmark in their visionary plans for Park Fifth, the first luxury residential high-rise to be built in Downtown. The Park Fifth project will also include a five-star hotel, to be operated by one of the leading names in luxury hospitality.

In a defining moment of the renaissance that is transforming the heart of Los Angeles, the estimated $1 billion Park Fifth will elevate the Downtown horizon and bring a new, exciting style of opulent “infinity living” to the corner of Fifth and Olive Streets, across from historic Pershing Square. And it’s almost here—Park Fifth’s sales center, which includes life-sized models of its 732 residential units, will open by appointment in summer 2007, with groundbreaking slated for the first quarter of 2008, highlighting the project’s exquisite taste and luxurious atmosphere; the high-tech wealth of comfort, service and amenities; and the fantasy and flair of Park Fifth’s high-energy, super-connected, here-and-now scene.

Park Fifth living opens an infinite variety of possibilities to its residents’ imagination, from cultural activities, to entertainment and nightlife, to active exploration of L.A.’s vibrant Downtown. The sophisticated design’s expansive glass walls will command floor-to-ceiling, unimpeded panoramic views of the city, from the ocean to the mountains. The striking architecture of Park Fifth, designed by the internationally renowned firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, integrates the refinement of a New York-style luxury residential tower with the golden, quintessentially Southern Californian climate and lifestyle.

"Loft architecture has dominated the large amount of residential development in Downtown Los Angeles in recent years. We believe the city is ready for a new phase of sophisticated urban living that integrates the upscale urban lifestyle with Southern California’s unique character and natural setting,” said Rich Marr, the project manager. "This pioneering project creates a landmark that will stand as a powerful statement of Downtown Los Angeles’ revitalization into a cultural, entertainment and social center.”

The design features a lofty 76-story tower and a 43-story tower, connected by a 15-story residential bridge. The hotel will occupy the lower floors through the bridge area, and the condominium units in the 43-story tower will be identified with the hotel brand and offer their residents access to the hotel’s amenities and services.

While the 76-story tower will attain icon status as the tallest residential building west of Chicago, two mid-rise buildings surrounding a plaza will relate in height and proportion to the early 20th-century commercial buildings of the historic Downtown core. A monumental, eight-story “urban window” through the Fifth Street façade frames a view into the plaza from Pershing Square.

The plaza embodies the vision of Park Fifth’s creators of a Downtown oasis. Without sacrificing sunlight, open air spaces and green foliage, architecture and nature blend in Park Fifth’s plaza, sky gardens, private lanais and terraces. Glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows allow barrier-free views of the vastness of the city and its marvelous natural setting.

Park Fifth will offer 732 living units of varying sizes, attuned to the infinitely varied styles of California living. Choices for residents range from $400,000 to $3 million, including:

• Beautifully appointed units, ideal for live/work spaces

• Pied-à-terre suites designed for commuting professionals

• Two-story, 3,000-square-foot residences, and

• All units equipped with state-of-the-art technology, including telecommunications, entertainment, and next-generation “smart house” systems.

Amenities for residents include:

• Two rooftop pools and oversized whirlpools with food and bar service

• An observation deck on the 76-story tower

• Rooftop gardens on the 15th and 36th floors of the 43-story tower with built-in fire pits

• Fitness rooms in each tower

• 20-seat theater viewing rooms, music and video libraries in each tower, and

• Classrooms for wine tastings, cooking classes and other educational seminars.

The Park Fifth Public Plaza Level features a sculpture garden, water features, a casual café, and an elegant restaurant offering indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the park at Pershing Square. The hotel at Park Fifth features a luxurious health spa offering treatments to residents and guests.

The world-class Park Fifth project team includes design by globally renowned architect Eugene Kohn of Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), who was responsible for such imaginative venues as the Rodin Museum (Seoul), the award-winning towers and urban courtyard of De Hoftoren (the Hague and the Museum of Modern Art, New York). The Los Angeles office of the Leo A. Daly architectural firm will assist KPF to complete working drawings and provide construction supervision. Interior design is by the leading international firm Hirsch Bedner Associates.

About Park Fifth Development Partners

Park Fifth’s capital partners, Africa Israel and Namco Capital Group, along with development partner Houk Development Company, bring a wealth of experience and capability to the venture. Africa Israel is a publicly traded, Israel-based international development company with a strong U.S. presence with its U.S. headquarters in New York and multiple projects underway in Manhattan, Miami, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and now Los Angeles. Brentwood, CA-based Namco Capital Group owns and manages more than 10 million square feet of residential and commercial projects in Southern California and across the U.S. Namco also owns a community bank in Los Angeles, operates an insurance brokerage firm, serves as a large 1031 exchange accommodator and has an active mezzanine financing division. Houk Development Company has been responsible for numerous high-profile projects throughout the Los Angeles area for nearly 30 years. Based in Los Angeles, the company has been a major participant in the Downtown renaissance and currently owns, develops and manages real estate properties in Southern California.

For more information please visit www.parkfifth.com or call (213) 629-0000 for an appointment.

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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #33
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so the Plaza is like on the second floor?
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Old May 17th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #34
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^Joey, there is no plaza. Park Fifth is an infill project. Notice how the entire lot is made use of.

Project with plazas feature open public spaces right off the street and/or more than one tower.

Though this project has two towers, I really wouldn't consider it a plaza or a center. Though it's not 100% infill either because there isn't just one building that covers the entire lot.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:30 PM   #35
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It's more like a courtyard than a plaza.
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the open space or courtyard looks like its on second floor. which to me is better than have it on the street level.
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I don't think Pershing Square is that bad looking. It's hard to understand at first but then you appreciate it...
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Opulent, $1 Billion High-Rise Condominiums Launch 'Infinity Living' in L.A.

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Look up, Los Angeles! In a defining moment for the city's Downtown renaissance, the estimated $1 billion Park Fifth will soon transform the Los Angeles skyline as the tallest residential building West of Chicago.

With Park Fifth's soaring heights and measureless possibilities for exciting urban lifestyles, "infinity living" comes to L.A. Standing at the corner of Fifth and Olive streets, facing historic Pershing Square. The spectacular Park Fifth will bring an all-new, vertical California lifestyle to the vibrant Downtown mix.

Capital partners, Africa Israel and Namco Capital Group, along with development partner Houk Development Company, are creating an architectural landmark in their visionary plans for Park Fifth.

"We believe Los Angeles is ready to embrace a more sophisticated, upscale, urban way of living that adapts the New York lifestyle seamlessly to Southern California's unique character and natural setting," said Rich Marr, project manager. "Sparkling in full sunlight and rich in lush greenery, Park Fifth will be a Downtown oasis that epitomizes Downtown Los Angeles' revitalization into a cultural, entertainment and social center," he added.

The world-class team for Park Fifth includes the globally renowned design architectural firm of Kohn Pedersen Fox, the Los Angeles office of Leo A. Daly architectural firm, and the leading international interior design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. Groundbreaking is slated for the first quarter of 2008.

Park Fifth's striking, high-tech design of concrete-and-steel construction features a lofty 76-story tower and a 43-story tower, connected by a 15-story residential bridge. A grand staircase connects the principal pedestrian entrance of the 43-story tower to Park Fifth's defining feature, the plaza above. Two 14-story mid-rise structures surrounding a plaza create street life and activity.

The architect's vision creates a progression through outdoor spaces of varying scales and levels of privacy, from the street-level park (public) to an elevated plaza (semi-public) to a 15th floor roof garden (semi-private) to the individual units and terraces (private). The Park Fifth project will also include a 218-room, five-star hotel, to be operated by one of the leading names in luxury hospitality.

Flanked by the spacious lobbies of the residential towers and hotel, the public plaza dazzles visitors with a sculpture garden, water features and a casual cafe, and cascades down to an elegant restaurant offering indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the park at Pershing Square.

In late June, Park Fifth's showroom will open by appointment, displaying life-sized models of its 732 residential units and a "virtual tour" providing a fascinating glimpse of Park Fifth's nature-embracing design, exquisite taste, wealth of comfort and services, and setting among urban attractions.

Park Fifth offers unprecedented opulence, fantasy and flair within the brilliant complex's high-energy, super-connected, here-and-now scene. The glass-clad towers will command breathtaking, unimpeded views of the city, from the mountains to the ocean through glass balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Choices for residents range from $400,000 to $3 million and from live/work lofts and pied-à-terre suites to two-story, 3,000-square-foot residences. All units feature generous outdoor living spaces, attuned to the infinitely varied styles of California living, and private lanais, terraces and sky gardens. Every unit is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, from telecommunications and entertainment to next-generation, "smart house" systems.

As befits its towering stature on the L.A. horizon, Park Fifth provides an unmatched degree of luxury and convenience for its residents. Three concierges are at their service in the three residential and hotel lobbies. At the lobby level, services include valet parking, car rental and a secure pet walk for four-footed residents, as well as a host of other day-to-day needs.

For pleasure and entertaining, Park Fifth will have an observation deck, rooftop gardens with nighttime lighting and built-in fire pits, multiple party rooms, a tiered classroom for wine tastings, cooking classes and seminars, and two rooftop pools and whirlpools with food and bar service. Both towers offer 20-seat theater viewing rooms, music and video libraries for residents and fitness centers with the latest in fitness equipment. The hotel at Park Fifth features a luxurious health spa.

For more information on Park Fifth, visit parkfifth.com or call (213) 629-0000.

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Old May 23rd, 2007, 10:15 PM   #39
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anyone wants to start on this, someone who know about this project??
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