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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #1
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LOS ANGELES | 1027 Wilshire | 52 fl | Canceled

Location: 1027 Wilshire Boulevard
Function: Residential | 402 Units
Developer: Amidi Group
Architect: Chris Dikeakos Architects
Completion: 2010

1027 Wilshire Blvd.

Amidi Real Estate Group and the Central City Development Group have announced plans for a 52-story residential tower at 1027 Wilshire Blvd. in City West. Hamid Behdad, the former city adaptive reuse czar and president of CCDG, said the project would include 402 condominiums. The construction price of the glass and steel tower is estimated at $380 million; the 522,000-square-foot development would hold 890 parking spaces. Project officials hope to break ground in the first quarter of 2008 and expect construction to last 36 to 40 months.
- Los Angeles Downtown News



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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:41 AM   #2
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1027 Wilshire Developers Remain Optimistic, but Need Financing

By Stephen Friday
January 11, 2008

Following up on our post earlier this week about the design refinements of the 1027 Wilshire tower in City West, we spoke to Central City Group Development to get an update on the project.

As the story goes, ground-breaking has been pushed back until the third quarter of 2008 and funding is still up in the air. However, when asked whether they were confident to find a financial backer, we were told “absolutely.”

Furthermore, their faith in Downtown’s long-term residential market has not wavered, as the large scale of 1027 Wilshire is not expected to change or go rental.

The 52-story, 402-unit glass condominium project obtained entitlements in September 2006 and is currently in the plan check phase.

-Redesigned City West Tower Wows, But Will It Get Built?

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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #3
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OH wow! Very nice design! That's gotta be my favorite project in LA! Nice One!
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #4
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Too bad the parking isn't underground. Other than that, awesome design L.A!!
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:59 AM   #5
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Awesome!
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Old January 12th, 2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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I've read alot of articles on this guy, and he'll do everything in his power to get this built, I hope the 3rd qtr. 08' start date holds true...!!!

Another interesting fact is that this tower (if built) would stand on one of the highest elevations downtown, i'm only guessing but it, (the building) should be almost 600' high...!!
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Old February 4th, 2008, 09:57 PM   #7
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oh please LA please!! I can't believe I haven't been there in like a year when I only live like a few hrs away in small town SLO. But I think it definitely think its high rise arch needs some new stuff like this!!!
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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I love it. It has a decent height, the round shape is nice and the glass looks really good. Even the balconies look nice in this shape.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #9
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very good design, LA would need it
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Old February 5th, 2008, 01:03 PM   #10
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Is that going to end up Downtown or miles away all alone?

And could someone (LA forumer I guess) tell me if there is such thing as a big render with all the Downtown LA projects? So that I can have an idea of what the skyline will be like if everything gets built... I'm really desperate for that!!
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Old February 6th, 2008, 03:53 AM   #11
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No, it's downtown, and almost at the highest point of the westside section of the downtown financal cluster. in the photo below it's postion would be right between the two large towers to the left, and as tall as the fourth tallest tower to the right, from left the Figuaroa at Wilshire tower, (this section of downtown is called Citywest, and begins west of the 110 fwy)

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Old February 6th, 2008, 04:11 AM   #12
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^ This should help you out.



Also, 1111 Wilshire (proposed) will be right across the street:

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Old February 6th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #13
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That's classic, it might be a touch taller though, i'm thinking between 540' and 600' tall.

I really want 1111 Wilshire to go up....!!!!
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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #14
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Cheers guys!
Last time I was in LA I just couldn't get my head around where was what in terms of streets, avenues and f**king higways/freeways. LA is just too damn big... Like it though.

But hey! you there! LA people... One of you guys MUST get down on business and create a full size render with all the upcoming projects.
There a guy (named JP I think...?) who does it brillantly for the La Défense, Paris thread.

I know it's easier to say then to do, but there's so much poping up at the moment that I believe Downtown would deserve the trouble.

Thanks for the help again anyway!
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Old February 6th, 2008, 08:42 PM   #15
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beautiful tower
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Old February 6th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #16
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The glassy angle is so nice, but I have lot of doubts about the other.. dont fix well IMO. Anyways, great adittion, nice height and good location.
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In my opinion, the design compliments the rest of the Los Angeles architecture, while still doing something new for LA.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 01:59 PM   #18
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I had never noticed it before, but the above picture made me realize that Downtown LA is a 0%-spire skyline... Good!!! But on the other hand, perhaps a few peaks (such as the City Hall's) would help...? It kind of suffers what La Défense will be curing soon: a 500 feet high flat and heavy roof 'impression'.
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Old February 7th, 2008, 02:15 PM   #19
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Spires are banned because the regulations require a helipad on top of every highrise for earthquake/fire evacuations and helicopter safety so the helicopters won't crash into a spire while flying to a helipad.
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Old February 8th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #20
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Oh!!! I am stunned! Such a good law! Well, if they want spires one day, they can always go around the law and adopt a Burj Al Arab style. Couldn't hurt.
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