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SoCalKid
Jan 23, 2019, 12:19 AM
^^^ And I wish the City/County/Region would see this and the possibilities. There is no reason why rail line cant be spread all over the county. The bogus reports/studies that metro gives for their reasoning behind why some lines wont be "feasible" or why they "wont work" just makes me want to scream. But somehow the WSAB makes the cut and the endless extension of the foothill line makes sense while denser corridors "Wont make sense". Annoying.

WSAB goes through some of the densest and most transit-dependent neighborhoods in the entire region. It's projected to have the highest ridership of any light rail line in Southern California. From both a ridership and equity standpoint, this is one of the most reasonable projects in the entire Measure M slate of projects.

Your frustrations toward the foothill line are valid.

caligrad
Jan 23, 2019, 4:27 AM
^^^ Yes and no. I didn't say the WSAB didn't make sense, I said it somehow superseded projects that in my mind make a whole lot more sense than it does. AKA any project that cuts through the central city area and any project that cuts through central LA to reach the South Bay, like the Lincoln line that seems to get lesser and lesser notice.

Have you ever pulled up google maps and traced the WSAB the entire proposed route ? That's what I mean by bogus "projections/studies". Once it breaks away from the Blue Line, its mostly single family homes and strip malls. A big chunk of it is heavy industrial. The only dense-ish part is Bellflower and the specific area where the density is will only be getting one station. Its current terminus will be Little India at Pioneer/South street which is fine. But. 1 its a low density area with little to no heavy jobs center, the one job center it does pass is the Cerritos mall and surrounding entertainment district which, surprise surprise, wont be getting a stop a half miles away.

The WSAB will not be surpassing the Blue line in ridership, it wont surpass the Expo, it wont surpass the purple or red. Hell i'll be surprised if it surpasses the Crenshaw line. The only way for it to even be moderately used is if/when it continues on into Orange County which, by looking at google maps, will still be a stretch.

CastleScott
Jan 23, 2019, 5:50 PM
^ Phenomenally awesome news!

blackcat23
Jan 23, 2019, 9:16 PM
That's largely because all the recent FAANG expansions are all driven by their respective media strategies. Instead of buying an existing studio, FAANG are going to now spending stupid money trying to reinvent the proverbial wheel of making TV shows and movie.

So LA expansion is not a coincidence... this is where the talent lives whom FAANG wants to hire. And I'm not talking about actors, writers, or directors. I'm talking about production people, accountants and lawyers who know how to do entertainment deals, and people who work in distribution. They all live in LA and no one wants to move to Seattle or San Jose.

Case in point: Netflix's Bay Area-based CFO retired last year, and they hired an LA-based replacement.

Jun
Jan 24, 2019, 2:23 AM
^^^ Yes and no. I didn't say the WSAB didn't make sense, I said it somehow superseded projects that in my mind make a whole lot more sense than it does. AKA any project that cuts through the central city area and any project that cuts through central LA to reach the South Bay, like the Lincoln line that seems to get lesser and lesser notice.

Have you ever pulled up google maps and traced the WSAB the entire proposed route ? That's what I mean by bogus "projections/studies". Once it breaks away from the Blue Line, its mostly single family homes and strip malls. A big chunk of it is heavy industrial. The only dense-ish part is Bellflower and the specific area where the density is will only be getting one station. Its current terminus will be Little India at Pioneer/South street which is fine. But. 1 its a low density area with little to no heavy jobs center, the one job center it does pass is the Cerritos mall and surrounding entertainment district which, surprise surprise, wont be getting a stop a half miles away.

The WSAB will not be surpassing the Blue line in ridership, it wont surpass the Expo, it wont surpass the purple or red. Hell i'll be surprised if it surpasses the Crenshaw line. The only way for it to even be moderately used is if/when it continues on into Orange County which, by looking at google maps, will still be a stretch.

Blue line weekday rider ship was 64k last year. Expo 61k. WASB is projected at 78-81k. There's a reason s heavy rail option was floated early on.

SoCalKid
Jan 24, 2019, 7:25 PM
Blue line weekday rider ship was 64k last year. Expo 61k. WASB is projected at 78-81k. There's a reason s heavy rail option was floated early on.

This.

Caligrad, the corridor this line goes through is deceptively dense. Yes, on google satellite it looks like a bunch of single-family homes, but in reality, a good portion of those are small apartment buildings/2,3, and 4 plexes (often were originally built as SFH). Plus, the area is lower income and features a much higher ratio of people/bedroom, so the built form does not necessarily reflect the actual population density.

ChelseaFC
Jan 27, 2019, 5:16 AM
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZIfMcvvZYRuu4YN7CxgIsjP1kYU=/0x0:2500x1525/920x613/filters:focal(1050x563:1450x963):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62934678/SHO1077_CenturyBlvdHotel_S030_EXT_Hero_Final2000.0.jpg

New renderings for Shomof's major revamp of crack motel in Inglewood set to open in 2020

https://la.curbed.com/2019/1/25/18197913/inglewood-izek-shomof-hotel-nfl-stadium

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/Lf0TfvqJ1NmU1dNZsQkZs6nnfsI=/0x0:2000x1298/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:2000x1298):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13715241/SHO1077_CenturyBlvdHotel_S010_INT_Lobby_Final2000.jpg

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LA21st
Jan 28, 2019, 5:34 PM
Wow. What a huge change.

Illithid Dude
Jan 30, 2019, 10:47 AM
Just throwing it out that the Century Plaza Towers are comfortably above street level and rising fast. These are about to start making a mark on the Century City skyline.

112597jorge
Jan 30, 2019, 8:32 PM
Just throwing it out that the Century Plaza Towers are comfortably above street level and rising fast. These are about to start making a mark on the Century City skyline.

https://urbanize.la/post/work-begins-another-residential-tower-century-city

Across the street another High rise will soon rise as well. Century City Skyline gonna look very dense with these complete.

ChelseaFC
Jan 31, 2019, 3:45 AM
El Segundo Planning Commission votes 5-0 to advance TopGolf development to City Council

https://egundo.com/topgolf-el-segundo-012919/

Prahaboheme
Jan 31, 2019, 10:37 PM
Hollywood Citizens New building being converted in exhibit space and two new ground floor restaurants. Adjacent to the Tommie and Thompson hotels under construction and Mama Shelter:

https://urbanize.la/post/1930s-hollywood-citizen-news-building-become-event-space

I love watching the transformation of this section of Hollywood. It’s really become a neat little haven in LA.

ChelseaFC
Feb 1, 2019, 7:15 PM
So we just hit 8,000 views on the Central LA Development Map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek). Thanks to everyone for your continuing interest and support!

LAsam
Feb 1, 2019, 7:19 PM
So we just hit 8,000 views on the Central LA Development Map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek). Thanks to everyone for your continuing interest and support!

Those maps are incredible. THANK YOU X 1000. :cheers:

blackcat23
Feb 1, 2019, 8:01 PM
7th & Mariposa

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/central%20plaza%201.jpg?itok=RbgyivoJ (https://urbanize.la/post/two-apartment-towers-rise-behind-k-towns-central-plaza)

LAsam
Feb 1, 2019, 9:57 PM
^ Nice TOD. Replacing a parking garage along the purple line with this is a win in my books. Also like that it's a local developer.

bzcat
Feb 2, 2019, 1:41 AM
Just throwing it out that the Century Plaza Towers are comfortably above street level and rising fast. These are about to start making a mark on the Century City skyline.

Not only that, the gaping hole in the front motor court has been completely filled. This area will become an pedestrian plaza with public access easement.

https://urbanize.la/post/work-begins-another-residential-tower-century-city

Across the street another High rise will soon rise as well. Century City Skyline gonna look very dense with these complete.

Yes very exciting to see them excavating the basement right now... this site is finally under construction after sitting vacant for almost 20 years. Is this project 100% residential? I was hoping it will have street level retail component. I hope they integrate the subway station access properly at this site.

blackcat23
Feb 7, 2019, 7:27 PM
2900 Wilshire breaks ground

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/2900%20Wilshire-View03.jpg?itok=SfjoGyY9 (https://urbanize.la/post/construction-underway-300-million-apartment-tower-koreatown)

Prahaboheme
Feb 9, 2019, 7:32 PM
Hollywood / Wilcox 15-story development inching along. I am most excited about some of these Hollywood infill projects that really have the opportunity to revive the area. This would rise only feet from the u/c Tommie hotel, Thompson hotel, and the Dream hotel-adjacent project.

The Wilcox / Selma / Hollywood area is hot right now. Only wish this one weren’t so far out from groundbreaking.

https://urbanize.la/post/developer-wants-use-ceqa-streamlining-program-hollywood-wilcox-project

plinko
Feb 10, 2019, 9:14 PM
I had occasion to be down in Hawthorne on Wednesday. While on a break, I got over to the parking garage at the HP Casino, which overlooks the new Rams Stadium construction site. Nice to see that stadium design in this country has finally caught up to the rest of the world.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4873/46310295974_d8d600fbb4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhnyS)190206 LOS ANGELES 001 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhnyS) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4915/33159156078_20cfb9dc20_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwakRy)190206 LOS ANGELES 004 (https://flic.kr/p/SwakRy) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7860/46310300814_a1b1d70ae5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhp1j)190206 LOS ANGELES 005 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhp1j) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

On the way back north, I drove through Century City to get an idea of how far things have progressed on the new twin towers. They are definitely above ground and going to add an interesting dynamic to the skyline. The vacant lot across Ave of the Stars is finally fenced off too, hopefully another set of gems by Johnson Fain. Century City will likely never be really urban in a traditional sense, but it’s finally filling in and will get better. We don’t seem to get many pics of Century City here, so I’m sharing what I got the other day…
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7877/33159157848_db2b2b2af5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Swamo5)190206 LOS ANGELES 006 (https://flic.kr/p/Swamo5) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7900/46310302484_f08f9112a7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhpv7)190206 LOS ANGELES 007 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhpv7) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7919/33159159678_f397f633c7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwamVC)190206 LOS ANGELES 008 (https://flic.kr/p/SwamVC) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7861/46310304024_6081fe3bc6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhpXE)190206 LOS ANGELES 009 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhpXE) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7891/33159161248_ec96061d54_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwanoG)190206 LOS ANGELES 010 (https://flic.kr/p/SwanoG) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/33159162388_bf922df3ac_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwanJm)190206 LOS ANGELES 011 (https://flic.kr/p/SwanJm) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/46120680475_9138f13031_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwxu8)190206 LOS ANGELES 012 (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwxu8) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/33159165248_9189cb8c8e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwaozE)190206 LOS ANGELES 013 (https://flic.kr/p/SwaozE) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/46120682435_19b3442af3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwy4V)190206 LOS ANGELES 014 (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwy4V) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/33159167628_f9d421356f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwaphG)190206 LOS ANGELES 015 (https://flic.kr/p/SwaphG) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7875/46120684055_d0f7dee515_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwyxR)190206 LOS ANGELES 016 (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwyxR) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7896/47034340821_e455b1e203_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eEghSH)190206 LOS ANGELES 017 (https://flic.kr/p/2eEghSH) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/46310293634_3d45e1aac8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhmSw)190206 LOS ANGELES 018 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhmSw) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7866/47034338811_3f2a38da0c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eEghh4)190206 LOS ANGELES 019 (https://flic.kr/p/2eEghh4) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7874/46310290384_fed16dd0da_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhkUu)190206 LOS ANGELES 020 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhkUu) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4914/46310309514_be1630c316_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhrAj)190206 LOS ANGELES 021 (https://flic.kr/p/2dyhrAj) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

Scott Johnson designs such nice facades:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4897/46120685575_9a092a8938_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwz14)190206 LOS ANGELES 022 (https://flic.kr/p/2dgwz14) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

Anyone living in Ventura or Santa Barbara knows that there is no reason to ever take the 405 during drive time if you can avoid it. The PCH is longer but about the same amount of time. And it’s much more scenic, especially at sunset. The Channel Islands are such a gem.
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https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4824/33159172948_0ff03f9b8c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/SwaqSq)190206 LOS ANGELES 023 (https://flic.kr/p/SwaqSq) by Michael Stroh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/169751725@N05/), on Flickr

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Pt. Mugu
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Clear enough to see the lighthouse, some 18.5 miles away…
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Dariusb
Feb 14, 2019, 6:10 PM
^^Nice pictures!!

CastleScott
Feb 16, 2019, 3:49 AM
:cheers:I also ecko-nice pics!

The Best Forumer
Feb 18, 2019, 3:07 PM
I didnt see a lighthouse... nice pics!

Just-In-Cali
Feb 19, 2019, 8:17 PM
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Steve8263
Feb 19, 2019, 8:40 PM
The silly pink and white building by the In-n-Out burger in Westwood (NW corner of Gayley and Le Conte) is almost completely demolished. Soon to be replaced by new student housing-

https://housing.ucla.edu/construction

https://housing.ucla.edu/sites/g/files/yaccgq796/f/resize/remote/49d10634dcadcbdcf8bcd4e0d347c1c9-100%25x100%25.jpg

LA21st
Feb 19, 2019, 10:34 PM
That's almost ready for construction?
:cheers:

ConstructDTLA
Feb 20, 2019, 5:30 AM
There is tons of non-DTLA LA content on my Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), I just don't find the time to post it here anymore.

Some images from the last couple weeks:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/40186424113_118420cfbf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24e8VPg)UCLA (https://flic.kr/p/24e8VPg) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/46237214985_fd0896d5e5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drPP8P)Purple Line Century City (https://flic.kr/p/2drPP8P) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/46237214275_96bd7d47b5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drPNVz)New Century Plaza (https://flic.kr/p/2drPNVz) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/46237213815_6c04d97cda_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drPNMD)New Century Plaza (https://flic.kr/p/2drPNMD) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7910/40186428763_d10ce56238_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24e8Xcr)Academy On Vine, Godfrey Hotel, The Academy, The Rise Hollywood (https://flic.kr/p/24e8Xcr) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7892/46237218475_2456373a12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drPQaZ)The Rise Hollywood (https://flic.kr/p/2drPQaZ) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/40186433603_e22172e044_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24e8YCT)Thompson Hollywood (https://flic.kr/p/24e8YCT) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7856/40186432653_00581e8e26_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24e8Ymv)Godfrey Hotel, Hollywood (https://flic.kr/p/24e8Ymv) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7885/47151434461_089033b538_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eQBqJz)Four Seasons Residences, Beverly Hills (https://flic.kr/p/2eQBqJz) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7802/46237215735_475b168f42_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2drPPmK)EPIC, Hollywood (https://flic.kr/p/2drPPmK) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/47151433821_132a3ab0c0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eQBqxx)11750 Wilshire Blvd (https://flic.kr/p/2eQBqxx) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4812/32689263598_4726d2b67e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RND2c5)Inglewood Stadium (https://flic.kr/p/RND2c5) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4902/46562817241_25918e5989_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dWABkP)Inglewood Stadium (https://flic.kr/p/2dWABkP) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47099087532_f9557ab19f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eKZ8Pj)Audrey Irmas Pavilion (https://flic.kr/p/2eKZ8Pj) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7818/46049415205_fc686dfeec_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2daehNz)Long Beach Civic Center (https://flic.kr/p/2daehNz) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7826/46049414085_a5e7d824a1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2daehtg)Gerald Desmond Bridge (https://flic.kr/p/2daehtg) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

Anything big/important in SoCal you guys feel we haven't seen? Open to suggestions. :cheers:

ChelseaFC
Feb 20, 2019, 6:55 AM
Some interesting projects off the top of my head:

Palisades Village
Marina Del Rey (multiple)
Howard Hughes Center (multiple)
Wilshire Curson tower (mixed reports about status)
Gardenhouse Wilshire
8899 Beverly Blvd
1840 N. Highland
Redbury Hotel (H Club)
Pinnacle 360 (Temple Hospital Site)

BaldwinDPB
Feb 20, 2019, 7:10 AM
I wish they could save the steel arch section of the original Gerald Desmond Bridge and place it on another bridge somewhere down in the harbor. And while there at it, go get the steel arch Old Trails Pipeline Arch Bridge in Needles and place it in the harbor as well. There are not too many large through-arch bridges in California.

Busy Bee
Feb 20, 2019, 3:11 PM
It is neat and pretty but neeedless to say such a disassembly/reconstruction is never going to happen. The new bridge is going to look great for a new century.

bobbyv
Feb 21, 2019, 6:10 AM
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-crossroads-lawsuit-20190220-story.html

I think we all saw this coming.

superfishy
Feb 21, 2019, 7:43 AM
@ConstructDTLA I'm not sure if you ever venture down to San Diego, but an awesome project that's worth keeping an eye out for is the Ritz Carlton scheduled to break ground this year.

https://imgur.com/a/N2oSXbo

JerellO
Feb 22, 2019, 8:44 AM
I’d love it if constructDTLA could come down and take pictures of our downtown for us hahaha

The Ritz Carlton and Manchester Gateway project are big ones

ConstructDTLA
Feb 22, 2019, 4:21 PM
@ConstructDTLA I'm not sure if you ever venture down to San Diego, but an awesome project that's worth keeping an eye out for is the Ritz Carlton scheduled to break ground this year.

https://imgur.com/a/N2oSXbo

I’d love it if constructDTLA could come down and take pictures of our downtown for us hahaha

The Ritz Carlton and Manchester Gateway project are big ones

I do, just not as often as I'd like: San Diego Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/search/?user_id=41737227%40N03&sort=date-taken-desc&text=San%20Diego&view_all=1)

kolchak
Feb 24, 2019, 8:44 AM
Cahuenga and Fountain this week:

http://i66.tinypic.com/mr777r.jpg

Steve8263
Feb 25, 2019, 2:43 PM
The Melrose Triangle project demolition is in full swing and probably over 50% complete.

It's this one just in case-

http://melrosetriangle.com/video/homepage/video.mp4

https://urbanize.la/post/melrose-triangle-site-fenced-demoltion

colemonkee
Feb 25, 2019, 2:58 PM
LOVE the Melrose Triangle project!

CastleScott
Feb 25, 2019, 4:45 PM
^ Nice pics-nice update!

Radio5
Mar 11, 2019, 3:29 AM
The Auto Zone in Los Feliz is completely demoed now. This was taken last month. Haven't seen renderings for this in a while. Anybody know if they are actually starting construction on this? I believe the developer is Chandler Partners.

https://flic.kr/p/2f8GrBe

cargocultpants
Mar 13, 2019, 12:43 AM
Just passed the Museum Square Complex (directly east of tar pits) and they have a tower crane up. Looks like https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-lacma-adjacent-apartment-tower is moving forward.

And a few weeks back I was at the W(r)apper site at La Cienega / Jefferson and it looked like the parking / foundation was finally being dug out? Skyscraper across the tracks is definitely coming along nicely. :)

colemonkee
Mar 13, 2019, 3:33 AM
^ The first panels of glass went up on the tower at La Cienega and Jefferson. Was there earlier today and saw them on the southeast corner. Didn't get a pic, but will be back in the area next Tuesday, when hopefully they have more panels on. Looks pretty decent.

The Best Forumer
Mar 13, 2019, 2:39 PM
Some interesting projects off the top of my head:

Palisades Village
Marina Del Rey (multiple)
Howard Hughes Center (multiple)
Wilshire Curson tower (mixed reports about status)
Gardenhouse Wilshire
8899 Beverly Blvd
1840 N. Highland
Redbury Hotel (H Club)
Pinnacle 360 (Temple Hospital Site)

Renders of any of these? I think i saw some for marina del rey....

ChelseaFC
Mar 13, 2019, 5:41 PM
LAX People Mover to break ground Thursday, will open in 2023

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/LAX-Automated-People-Mover-507017441.html

Radio5
Mar 13, 2019, 11:25 PM
^ The first panels of glass went up on the tower at La Cienega and Jefferson. Was there earlier today and saw them on the southeast corner. Didn't get a pic, but will be back in the area next Tuesday, when hopefully they have more panels on. Looks pretty decent.

Here ya go...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/33496386098_ad1e2eb1cd_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T2XJAf)IMG_5364 (https://flic.kr/p/T2XJAf) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

colemonkee
Mar 14, 2019, 3:23 AM
Nice, thank you, Radio5!

The LAX People Mover can't get here soon enough. Glad to see it's starting.

blackcat23
Mar 14, 2019, 10:11 PM
Here's the new look for the tower that would replace Amoeba

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/6400%20sunset.jpg?itok=qRt21NC_ (https://urbanize.la/post/proposal-redevelop-amoeba-music-apartment-tower-moves-forward)

Illithid Dude
Mar 14, 2019, 10:40 PM
Since when did Johnson Fain become a bad architect.

colemonkee
Mar 15, 2019, 2:55 AM
^ Ha! Ooof, I think I'd rather keep Amoeba.

JerellO
Mar 15, 2019, 7:20 AM
Nice, thank you, Radio5!

The LAX People Mover can't get here soon enough. Glad to see it's starting.

Since people still need to board 2 trains to reach the people mover from Union Station, Metro should create express trains on the Expo and Crenshaw line that skip all the stops except for Union station, the transfer station between expo and Crenshaw, and the people mover connecting station. That way travelers don’t have to dread going through all the stops on both lines.

blackcat23
Mar 15, 2019, 12:02 PM
Since people still need to board 2 trains to reach the people mover from Union Station, Metro should create express trains on the Expo and Crenshaw line that skip all the stops except for Union station, the transfer station between expo and Crenshaw, and the people mover connecting station. That way travelers don’t have to dread going through all the stops on both lines.

Stuff like this is - or even a direct train line between LAX and Union Station via the Harbor Subdivision - is frequently suggested, but existing travel patterns don't suggest there's great demand for it.

Total ridership for all the LAX FlyAway buses last year was 1.3 million (down from 1.5 million 10 years earlier) - amounting to around 3,500 total people per day. The LAX-Union Station route probably accounts for more than half that total, but that's not a number the screams for equivalent rail service.

Radio5
Mar 16, 2019, 5:24 PM
Went walking around Koreatown the other day. This neighborhood is going to be incredible in the next few years, and then especially when the purple line extension is complete. Even just the first phase.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7863/46480664575_ce7dbf795b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkydx)IMG_5398 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkydx) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/47395690471_50c7e58a23_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2fdcix6)IMG_5400 (https://flic.kr/p/2fdcix6) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/46480665645_baf656c646_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkywZ)IMG_5401 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkywZ) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4879/46480665995_c28a8a0071_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkyD2)IMG_5402 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkyD2) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/33519778138_78883f622b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T52Ceh)IMG_5404 (https://flic.kr/p/T52Ceh) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/33519778458_71e454611a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T52CjN)IMG_5406 (https://flic.kr/p/T52CjN) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/33519778688_afb4f9c586_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/T52CoL)IMG_5408 (https://flic.kr/p/T52CoL) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/40430227603_7e54d877a0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24AFu6H)IMG_5409 (https://flic.kr/p/24AFu6H) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4839/40430227793_ef85f21b4c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24AFu9Z)IMG_5410 (https://flic.kr/p/24AFu9Z) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4913/46480667245_d551eeb9e6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz1z)IMG_5413 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz1z) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46480667415_a84de7373e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz4v)IMG_5422 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz4v) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

202_Cyclist
Mar 16, 2019, 6:34 PM
Thank you for posting these photos but, oof, that parking garage.

Wilcal
Mar 16, 2019, 9:45 PM
Since when did Johnson Fain become a bad architect.
My thoughts exactly. What do you suppose causes this?

jamesinclair
Mar 17, 2019, 2:55 AM
This may be the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life, and has caused me to go full NIMBY until the city promises to never allow anything like this again

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4814/47395690471_50c7e58a23_b.jpg

delts145
Mar 17, 2019, 3:16 AM
No one's happier than me to see this one finally get off the ground. Another gap will be closed as we drive along Wilshire toward a Downtown that is beginning to live up to it's status as a major world city. So good to see that whole stretch taking shape.

Speaking of Korea Town, who works out at the 24 hour fitness on Serrano and Wilshire? Love it, since the major expansion. It was past due, with all the residential development going up in the neighborhood.

Went walking around Koreatown the other day. This neighborhood is going to be incredible in the next few years, and then especially when the purple line extension is complete. Even just the first phase.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7840/46480667415_a84de7373e_b.jpg
(https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz4v)IMG_5422 (https://flic.kr/p/2dPkz4v) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/2900wilshire1.jpg?itok=uYod9c8o
https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/2900wilshire1.jpg?itok=uYod9c8o

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cargocultpants
Mar 19, 2019, 5:51 AM
RE the big parking garage in Ktown. That's been there for decades; this is being built on top. So, an improvement... :)

202_Cyclist
Mar 19, 2019, 6:07 PM
RE the big parking garage in Ktown. That's been there for decades; this is being built on top. So, an improvement... :)

Just because it has been there for decades doesn't make it right...

LAsam
Mar 19, 2019, 7:47 PM
Just because it has been there for decades doesn't make it right...

Would have been nice if they could have at least added retail to the first floor, and perhaps some cladding.

Radio5
Mar 20, 2019, 8:51 PM
Things are moving at the hollywood and sunset parcel in Los Feliz. Wish there were renderings for this thing. Can't seem to find them.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7817/46706538254_1a77d7e66c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2eaidAj)IMG_5444 (https://flic.kr/p/2eaidAj) by Drury Yuri (https://www.flickr.com/photos/168911123@N04/), on Flickr

ChelseaFC
Mar 20, 2019, 9:20 PM
Things are moving at the hollywood and sunset parcel in Los Feliz. Wish there were renderings for this thing. Can't seem to find them.

Not sure how current these are.

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11391535_651115518321736_5373047258030214134_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=b16af0f1446b0cc1f9a70f3a00e2f5b4&oe=5D4C0DF4

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11401019_651115521655069_6553349677023305626_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=dbf2c75ea9bd7b82420662331418dacd&oe=5D1ABCEE

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10313550_651115508321737_919897946476392782_n.png?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=7a86c44243b89826172c2a41ae44bdb0&oe=5D0EADA0

Radio5
Mar 21, 2019, 4:51 AM
Not sure how current these are.

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11391535_651115518321736_5373047258030214134_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=b16af0f1446b0cc1f9a70f3a00e2f5b4&oe=5D4C0DF4

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11401019_651115521655069_6553349677023305626_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=dbf2c75ea9bd7b82420662331418dacd&oe=5D1ABCEE

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10313550_651115508321737_919897946476392782_n.png?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-2.xx&oh=7a86c44243b89826172c2a41ae44bdb0&oe=5D0EADA0


Thanks! Pretty good design wise, considering what else is getting built. There used to be an alley between these two lots, would have been nice to keep that for public use/retail, but somehow I don't think that's happening.

ocman
Mar 25, 2019, 5:39 PM
Changes to LACMA (https://ceo.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/finalenvirodoc/F_II.pdf)


The new project reduces the total space of the museum from earlier drafts by another 40,000 sq ft (total: 85,000 sq ft reduction) and the large scale Chapel galleries are now gone. At $650M being spent, even with a pretty big downsizing, I’m wondering if this new project adds any value to remaking the museum anymore. (I supported the original and remade Zumthor proposal). The cuts from this third proposal are too significant, IMO.

I still can’t wrap my head around what $650 is getting spent on for a two story building. The new Apple building costs $427M with 2M sq feet. LACMA will be 307,000 sq ft. Like CAHSR, there’s got to be a lot of pork that no one can pinpoint.

Illithid Dude
Mar 25, 2019, 8:25 PM
Changes to LACMA (https://ceo.lacounty.gov/wp-content/uploads/finalenvirodoc/F_II.pdf)


The new project reduces the total space of the museum from earlier drafts by another 40,000 sq ft (total: 85,000 sq ft reduction) and the large scale Chapel galleries are now gone. At $650M being spent, even with a pretty big downsizing, I’m wondering if this new project adds any value to remaking the museum anymore. (I supported the original and remade Zumthor proposal). The cuts from this third proposal are too significant, IMO.

I still can’t wrap my head around what $650 is getting spent on for a two story building. The new Apple building costs $427M with 2M sq feet. LACMA will be 307,000 sq ft. Like CAHSR, there’s got to be a lot of pork that no one can pinpoint.

Ive always been against this project, though have begrudgingly become used to the idea. These downgrades however seal the deal. The square footage is simply too small. There is no upside to this project except for a vaguely interesting building. We are loosing way more than we gain. The only reason this project is being built is due to the vanity of LACMAs director, and the longer this project goes on the worst the project becomes. I think at this point, someone needs to either put this project out of its misery or LACMA needs to completely pivot and either choose a new architect or have Zumthor start from scratch.

EDIT: What if LACMA subsidized the construction of the new campus by placing commercial and housing on top? A vibrant mixed use art museum would perfectly symbolize what Los Angeles could become, unlike the current proposal which only represents what Los Angeles has already left behind.

JerellO
Mar 26, 2019, 1:16 AM
The design of LACMA is so underwhelming. It doesn’t even look world-class.. it’s just a 2 story concrete irregular shaped building.... how inspiring and groundbreaking.....

LosAngelesSportsFan
Mar 26, 2019, 2:52 AM
Ive always been against this project, though have begrudgingly become used to the idea. These downgrades however seal the deal. The square footage is simply too small. There is no upside to this project except for a vaguely interesting building. We are loosing way more than we gain. The only reason this project is being built is due to the vanity of LACMAs director, and the longer this project goes on the worst the project becomes. I think at this point, someone needs to either put this project out of its misery or LACMA needs to completely pivot and either choose a new architect or have Zumthor start from scratch.

EDIT: What if LACMA subsidized the construction of the new campus by placing commercial and housing on top? A vibrant mixed use art museum would perfectly symbolize what Los Angeles could become, unlike the current proposal which only represents what Los Angeles has already left behind.

I agree with you. What's the point of this overpriced two story building at this point? It's too small and boring

Steve8263
Mar 26, 2019, 7:27 PM
Just passed the Museum Square Complex (directly east of tar pits) and they have a tower crane up. Looks like https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-lacma-adjacent-apartment-tower is moving forward.


Here's a cool video of the tower crane installation-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbELakAMJCw

Blesha13
Mar 26, 2019, 8:49 PM
Speaking of crane installation, the crane is installed at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. I think they are going to expand the west side of the hospital if I remember correctly.

Illithid Dude
Mar 28, 2019, 2:06 AM
Some good office infill proposed for Sawtelle south of Olympic.

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/2222%20corinth.jpg?itok=7hBYK8ol

https://urbanize.la/post/eight-story-135000-square-foot-office-building-planned-sawtelle

I wish LA had about 200 more of these.

colemonkee
Mar 28, 2019, 2:41 PM
Me likey. Quite a bit.

Busy Bee
Mar 28, 2019, 2:48 PM
Oh yeah. That is one sharp design.

LAsam
Mar 28, 2019, 3:49 PM
^That's a Gensler design, btw, since they have quite a few haters out there!

LDVArch
Mar 29, 2019, 4:51 AM
The design of LACMA is so underwhelming. It doesn’t even look world-class.. it’s just a 2 story concrete irregular shaped building.... how inspiring and groundbreaking.....

People said the same thing about Isozaki's MOCA. Now that he won the Pritzker Prize, people are looking again. It was always a great building, but just subtle in the ways that it responded to the challenges of its site.

There's subtlety in the new LACMA too. Zumthor won the Pritzker years ago. It is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Architecture. Have some faith that Zumthor knows what he is doing?

There are many great building that do not scream that they are great. Take, for example, the British Art Center at Yale. From the outside, it looks like a concrete box that has metal panels where the windows would be. Or, look at the Salk Institute, another Kahn design whose brilliance is due in part to the most simple geometric gesture of revealing and hiding the solidity of a plane.

Guess who else does that? That is what Zumthor is doing on the first floor of LACMA, a gesture Zumthor makes even more mysterious by enveloping some of the planes in glass. As I said, there's a lot of subtlety in the LACMA design. It is worth a second look.

LDVArch
Mar 29, 2019, 5:19 AM
EDIT: What if LACMA subsidized the construction of the new campus by placing commercial and housing on top? A vibrant mixed use art museum would perfectly symbolize what Los Angeles could become, unlike the current proposal which only represents what Los Angeles has already left behind.

A mixed-use art museum? Not so much LA's future as New York's past and present. Long before Nouvel's museum tower, Pelli created his own on the other side of MOMA.

MOMA didn't purposely try what you are suggesting. It is just the sort of strange thing MOMA does. Still, it has been an aberration and one that has continued to detract from the greatness of its collection.

ocman
Apr 3, 2019, 8:04 AM
People said the same thing about Isozaki's MOCA. Now that he won the Pritzker Prize, people are looking again. It was always a great building, but just subtle in the ways that it responded to the challenges of its site.

There's subtlety in the new LACMA too. Zumthor won the Pritzker years ago. It is the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in Architecture. Have some faith that Zumthor knows what he is doing?

There are many great building that do not scream that they are great. Take, for example, the British Art Center at Yale. From the outside, it looks like a concrete box that has metal panels where the windows would be. Or, look at the Salk Institute, another Kahn design whose brilliance is due in part to the most simple geometric gesture of revealing and hiding the solidity of a plane.

Guess who else does that? That is what Zumthor is doing on the first floor of LACMA, a gesture Zumthor makes even more mysterious by enveloping some of the planes in glass. As I said, there's a lot of subtlety in the LACMA design. It is worth a second look.



The problems with this project have less to do with the merits of the design and more to do with the use of very precious real estate. LACMA’s collection isn’t great. A lot of things probably aren’t museum quality and can be taken off the walls, but the collection is growing rapidly along with LA’s maturing philathropy scene (Raising $550M with capital campaigns going on in other areas of the city’s cultural life is no small for even the richest cities). It’s a single-level building at close to $1,700/sq feet that with every new redesign whittles away more and more space due to cost limitations. In the end, the art has to be the number one focus over the design of the building. In this situation it seems the art needs to accomodate the building and go back into storage.

MOCA is only 32 years old and it’s in desperate need for expansion. LACMA has worse prospects. It seems Govan thinks LACMA has an endless amount of real estate. They leased the Academy building so it can’t expand over there. Heizer’s boulder takes up a lot of space. (Yes, the empty space is part of the space). The tar pits are probably seeping underground who knows where. And the organic form of Zumthor means that when we need to expand in 30 years (and that conversation will come up again if it isn’t happening right now), the incoming director and chosen architect have far less to work with, basically relegated to the fringes between buildings. And it’ll be LACMA’s fourth building because I don’t see how they could add an expansion to Zumthor’s organic form without ruining his design. The original intent was to consolidate the buildings and bring the campus together.

And having satellite locations to house the rest of the collection and split up the museum across the city shouldn’t even be considered even if it’s rumoured by LA Times.

kolchak
Apr 9, 2019, 12:49 AM
Edition Hotel Sunset Blvd today

http://i67.tinypic.com/qrgldu.jpg

kolchak
Apr 9, 2019, 12:53 AM
1311 NORTH Cahuenga

http://i66.tinypic.com/11mdgzb.jpg

Jun
Apr 17, 2019, 12:11 AM
https://la.curbed.com/2019/4/16/18411197/westlake-development-tower-ashai
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/KDIL59hwtvXnrljAgOvNiQDjfM4=/0x0:1861x2620/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:1861x2620):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/16126104/1246_w_second_street_3.jpg

colemonkee
Apr 17, 2019, 12:25 AM
Great shots, kolchak! Not sure if I like the Edition Hotel. Looks like it might not age well.

LAsam
Apr 17, 2019, 3:35 PM
Great shots, kolchak! Not sure if I like the Edition Hotel. Looks like it might not age well.

I'm initially not a big fan of the tower's setback from Sunset. I'll reserve judgement though until the low-rise portion fronting Sunset is completed.

a9l8e7n
Apr 24, 2019, 4:10 AM
W3 at Waters Edge
https://www.watersedge-playavista.com/


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33806369208_4af79842c5_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47630842502_a8c2902623_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47630842452_4839b0f81d_b.jpghttps://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40717544483_c210c6afb1_b.jpg

a9l8e7n
Apr 25, 2019, 8:35 PM
11407 Santa Monica Boulevard
https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-new-west-la-development

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47646083722_129e90f225_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40732876963_b300626259_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47646083502_f8db64abba_b.jpg


Federal Ave / Rochester Ave
I can not find any information online about this project. However, looks like quite a large complex. Not sure how many floors it will be.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47646084032_c90f550c1a_b.jpg

LAsam
Apr 25, 2019, 11:55 PM
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40732876963_b300626259_b.jpg

That's really cool how they can bend the wood around the corner of the building. I wonder if they have to specially treat it, or if it's naturally that flexible.

IMBY
Apr 28, 2019, 11:28 AM
I had Truly Nolen over yesterday to do an inspection of my house for termites and, no termites, and I asked him about these 5 story wooden apartment buildings they're building all over the country, and he claimed that all the wood used in these buildings is pre-treated for termites. Not sure if that's true or not. Let's hope that's true!

kolchak
May 5, 2019, 6:30 AM
Academy Square from Cahuenga-

http://i67.tinypic.com/r7m521.jpg

colemonkee
May 6, 2019, 2:46 PM
It's coming along! Is that the high-rise on the left?

Illithid Dude
May 6, 2019, 7:36 PM
It's coming along! Is that the high-rise on the left?

I believe so. I checked out the construction last week and saw how the corner curved the same way the renderings portray the high rise.

Steve8263
May 6, 2019, 7:38 PM
The 9900 Wilshire, aka One Beverly Hills project has news-

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-05-02/star-architect-norman-foster-to-design-beverly-hills-complex

Not much detail in that release other than Norman Foster involvement.
So the two questions are-
-Is the long running (and approved) Richard Meier design toast?
-Will the Beverly Hilton condo build-out get updated (again) as well?


Both projects shown in one frame courtesy of Urbanize-
https://urbanize.la/post/heres-look-condo-tower-planned-next-beverly-hilton



https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/beverly%20hilton%201_0.jpg?itok=gVkKjOAy

SoCalKid
May 8, 2019, 9:38 PM
Can someone post a link to the metro-wide development map that’s been posted here before? I lost the link

Radio5
May 9, 2019, 2:47 AM
Can someone post a link to the metro-wide development map that’s been posted here before? I lost the link

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0830516,-118.3830257,16621m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!6m1!1s1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek

Illithid Dude
May 9, 2019, 7:51 PM
A shame because I really liked the Meier design, but having Foster instead is just as good.

kolchak
May 12, 2019, 3:18 AM
It's coming along! Is that the high-rise on the left?

Yes that's the highrise. I spoke to a foreman on site and he said delivery is scheduled for fall 2020.

SoCalKid
May 14, 2019, 7:23 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0830516,-118.3830257,16621m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!6m1!1s1CUSlQnxMm4Ang6A0plS4Au894Ek

Thank you!!

Illithid Dude
May 16, 2019, 5:02 PM
Surprised no one has posted my favorite proposal of 2019.

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/1_Rossmore_Street%20View.jpg?itok=sdw3ooSk

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/2_Rossmore_Street%20View.jpg?itok=0sf7zWaC

New high rise for Rossmore, my favorite street in Los Angeles, and a model for a potential high rise typology to be repeated across the whole of the city.

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 16, 2019, 9:18 PM
It really looks great. Id like 500 more similar projects all over the core

kolchak
May 18, 2019, 8:42 PM
Tower crane down on Thompson Hotel (Wilcox 1/2 block North of Sunset) and cladding is starting - looks good.


http://i66.tinypic.com/5jywpf.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/2naqs2h.jpg

clubtokyo
May 21, 2019, 2:57 AM
Nice!

kolchak
May 29, 2019, 7:00 AM
Avalonbay's gigantic development at Santa Monica and Las Palmas:

http://i68.tinypic.com/2wp55iu.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/ta1ls7.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/b7j7te.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/28qxopk.jpg

LAsam
May 29, 2019, 3:57 PM
^ That looks pretty good! Not sure about the location though... to my knowledge, Santa Monica doesn't intersect DeLongpre.

kolchak
May 29, 2019, 5:25 PM
^ That looks pretty good! Not sure about the location though... to my knowledge, Santa Monica doesn't intersect DeLongpre.

Las Palmas, sorry

JerellO
May 29, 2019, 7:23 PM
What’s up with that community development called Centennial @ Tejon Ranch?? I thought California learned and was down with the spread of suburban sprawl?? Do people really support that? I honestly think that land should be preserved.. so it’s beautiful the way it looks... and besides we dont need any more sprawl. I understand we need housing, but suburbs isn’t the answer imo.