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Old Posted May 8, 2007, 10:50 PM
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Let's hope that it gets built.
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 1:59 AM
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LA needs this! git er done!
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 2:56 AM
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its nice but eww i hate L.A. built it in San Fran.
i like that there are trees which would help the enviorment in the area
     
     
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The complex wraps around the old building, it doesn't really do anything to it, although it fits in neatly. LA has the space for that type of development, whereas someplace like Manhattan doesn't. What else is on site besides that 12-story building?
you make a good point, but i still appreciate that. Mixing old and new in the proper way gives a city a fantastic texture thats hard to replicate in another way.

Like most of you I don't especially love the design, but L.A. could use some more density, and average high-rises haven't stopped mega-booms in Miami and Chicago right?
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its nice but eww i hate L.A. built it in San Fran.
i like that there are trees which would help the enviorment in the area
If you hate LA then do us all a favor and avoid posting in threads about LA.
     
     
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 6:53 AM
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its nice but eww i hate L.A. built it in San Fran.
i like that there are trees which would help the enviorment in the area
That's funny. The project was specifically designed for that location right across from Pershing Square. A representative of Kohn Pedersen Fox mentioned a while back that the project is different from anything they would design in Chicago or San Francisco.
     
     
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 1:06 PM
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Great looking building. Hope it gets built. I think this building has a total retro 60's SoCal look to it and that's not a bad thing by any means. Very clean and modern.
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 2:00 PM
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I think it looks fantastic!

Now, won't this be on or near the highest point in the CBD ?
     
     
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Old Posted May 9, 2007, 2:07 PM
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I love this! Way to Go LA... it's about time.
     
     
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Now, won't this be on or near the highest point in the CBD ?
If you're thinking about base elevation, no. It's at the bottom of Bunker Hill, and the taller tower is completely removed from Bunker Hill. US Bank Tower (the tallest in LA) sits about 50-75 higher in base elevation, and the nearby Cal Plaza 2 (750 ft.) sits about 100 feet higher, so this tower will look "shorter" than it really is in a skyline view. It will probably look equally tall as Cal Plaza 2, actually.

The one thing this tower has that Cal Plaza 2 doesn't have is horizontal delineation of the floors, that will make it feel taller.
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LA's reputation has been shadowed by its lack of built up development, its CLEARLY WORSENING reliance on automobiles, and its lack of Public Transportation.

We may not need a skyline as big as New York City Westsidelife, however if we want our city to expand and grow even higher and furher, high-rise development should be taken into account
     
     
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If you're thinking about base elevation, no. It's at the bottom of Bunker Hill, and the taller tower is completely removed from Bunker Hill. US Bank Tower (the tallest in LA) sits about 50-75 higher in base elevation, and the nearby Cal Plaza 2 (750 ft.) sits about 100 feet higher, so this tower will look "shorter" than it really is in a skyline view. It will probably look equally tall as Cal Plaza 2, actually.

The one thing this tower has that Cal Plaza 2 doesn't have is horizontal delineation of the floors, that will make it feel taller.
Gotcha. Still, not too shabby for apparent height.
     
     
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it looks shorter than 820 feet. interesting design it seems. the trees on the balconies is a nice touch. whether or not those trees actually happen is another story
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When will we ever see a building with a slanted roof or pointy top in LA?
     
     
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I love this building! Great design, great integration with the existing fabric.
     
     
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When will we ever see a building with a slanted roof or pointy top in LA?
Hopefully soon.

The City House and The Olympic
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Old Posted May 11, 2007, 5:31 PM
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Well as long as we have that absurd rooftop helipad ordinance, were never going to get any spired or slanted buildings. Of course then again there is the Angel Center and the Ionic GAP Tower
     
     
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Well as long as we have that absurd rooftop helipad ordinance, were never going to get any spired or slanted buildings. Of course then again there is the Angel Center and the Ionic GAP Tower
It was posted here over a year ago that LA buildings can now have spires if they use some advanced elevator technology. LAB broke the news, but maybe someone with more knowledge or a better memory can explain.
     
     
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Old Posted May 12, 2007, 2:13 AM
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Hopefully soon.

The City House and The Olympic
My lord, they've actually gotten worse!!
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An art deco building in the 21st century???
     
     
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