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The Wrapper Tower bills itself as Los Angeles' first "creative" highrise office building. It will be located on the corner of National Blvd and Jefferson Blvd (5790 West Jefferon Blvd), not far from the La Cienega/Jefferson expo line station and the new Cumulus Transit Oriented Project. The tower will feature a unique architectural design with steel ribbons wrapped around a glassy facade.

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  • 17 floors
  • 230 feet tall
  • 160,000 square feet of office space
  • different floor heights (13 ft, 16 ft, and 24 ft high)






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Further Reading
(W)rapper - Los Angeles, CA
Site Cleared for 17-Story Tower at La Cienega/Jefferson Station
This L.A. office building is crazier than it looks: Its steel bands are an exoskeleton
South LA's "(W)rapper" building to get underway by year end
Take a look around the wacky new office tower rising next to the Expo Line
New Video Unveils 'The Wrapper'
 

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08 March 2018 - Here's a view of the lot. Not much going on yet.

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08 March 2018 - Next to the lot is the corner of Jefferson/National and the Ballona Creek

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08 March 2018 - Not far away, a little bit to the east, you can see the raised La Cienega/Jefferson station platform

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08 March 2018 - The view of the lot is blocked off along Jefferson

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08 March 2018 - But there's a bike path to the north of the lot where you can peak in

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Thank you so much for the updates! :) Although like you I wish there was more going on; at the very least some construction equipment being staged. Fingers crossed we start seeing some site preparation soon :cheers:

If you find yourself around this expo stop often, and you'd like to snap photos of this and cumulus, please feel free to continue sharing them on here! :cheers:
 

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08 March 2018 - Here's a view of the lot. Not much going on yet.


Yes, thanks for the pics! This really catches the sadness and anonymity of this area at the moment and what this tower could do to precipitate some changes.

There are some other large planned projects in the general area that likewise could have the effect of turning this from being an area of older industrial and parking lots to a nice mix of office and residential.

I'd also like to note that this is an example of building transit where the demand to live exists as opposed to hoping the transit will attract interest in the area. Almost every stop on Expo has something going on which is no surprise given the proximity to DT and the west side while still being reasonably affordable. A serious solution to north/south traffic is what is needed now.
 

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Hope it comes through; it should be visible for miles and become another icon for LA.

That general area is certainly going through a renaissance, with many of the older industrial warehouses converting to furniture showrooms or nurseries or other trendy big box stores.

Over on the Hayden Tract they have one of LA's most hyped restaurants/buildings as well (Vespertine). Btw, don't go to their website unless you have a high tolerance for extreme pretension. :lol:
 

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Good news! Looks like this one is starting (and a new render to boot! :cheers:) From Urbanize:





Site Prep Begins for Expo Line-Adjacent Office Tower
The 17-story building is being designed by Eric Owen Moss.

NOVEMBER 28, 2018, 9:00AMSTEVEN SHARP


The arrival of piling beams and earth movers signals the start of site preparation for Wrapper, an outlandish office tower planned next to the Expo Line's La Cienega/Jefferson Station.

Samitaur, the Culver City-based firm responsible for developing much of the neighboring Hayden Tract, has sought for more than two decades to construct a high-rise office building at 5790 Jefferson Boulevard. Initially envisioned with two buildings, the project is now moving forward with a single 17-story tower featuring approximately 180,000 square feet of rentable space - including street-fronting retail - and a parking garage.

Eric Owen Moss Architects is designing the 230-foot-tall building, which is highlighted by a "continuous system of curvilinear ribbons," wrapping around its exterior. The steel exoskeleton allows for an interior free of columns, with floor plates up to 22,000 square feet in size, and double-height ceilings of 24 feet on certain levels. Renderings also show a roof-level penthouse with an outdoor deck.






https://urbanize.la/post/site-prep-begins-expo-line-adjacent-office-tower (more pics/renders at the link :cheers:)
 

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Latest from Urbanize (with a cameo appearance by Cumulus!) More photos at the link!



Curving Steel Ribbons Start to Wrap Eric Owen Moss-Designed Office Tower

Six months after we last checked in, the curving steel skeleton of the Eric Owen Moss-designed Wrapper office tower is starting to take shape next to Metro's La Cienega/Jefferson Station in Baldwin Hills.

The project, which replaced a parking lot at 5790 Jefferson Boulevard, will consist of a 17-story building containing 180,000 square feet of office space atop parking and ground-floor retail.

The signature element of the building's design is a "continuous system of curvilinear ribbons," wrapping the exterior, allowing for an open interior without columns. The development will offer floor plates up to 22,000 square feet, with some floors featuring double-height ceilings up to 24 feet. Renderings show that the tower would be capped with a penthouse and rooftop deck, sitting more than 200 feet above ground level.

Construction was previously anticipated to wrap up in 2021.



 

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Again, great to to see it progressing. This 'hood is right on transit that connects to DT and SaMo and is very logical for mid-rise development. I hope it is made interesting architecturally as well as easy to live in. The risk is isolation into islands shut-off from the other developments.
 

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I wonder if the 180,000 sq ft total is accurate, you can see this building from the 10 freeway, and it is large, it, along with the nearby development, will define the area, hopefully more mid to highrise buildings will go up in the future, there are certainly many possible sites, this building has an interesting structural system, I am going to try and get by there so I can get some close-up shots of it to post
 

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I wonder if the 180,000 sq ft total is accurate, you can see this building from the 10 freeway, and it is large, it, along with the nearby development, will define the area, hopefully more mid to highrise buildings will go up in the future, there are certainly many possible sites, this building has an interesting structural system, I am going to try and get by there so I can get some close-up shots of it to post
Please do. I have been travelling a lot lately but not to LA.

This whole area is a mish-mash of freeway, roads and small businesses. Here-s hoping that there is some effort at designing lighting, safe paths and security so as to make the area reasonably pedestrian friendly.
 
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