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WestCoastSupertall
Dec 13, 2019, 11:45 PM
... also the Ktown department of mental health project on Vermont has started to get some height to it.. I think they are around the 15th floor give or take a floor drove past it today. Good times for LA highrise development...

Yeah that thing is visible past Western. I'm going to do a Koreatown update walk soon

Clinton Robinson
Dec 14, 2019, 8:50 PM
Thank you VERY MUCH HK, WESTCOASTSUPERTALL.. :) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR UPDATES, TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST I LOOK, ALMOST DAILY, TO SEE IF YOU HAVE POSTED ANYTHING NEW. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING QUALITY EVERY TIME!!! K TOWN HAS QUITE A FEW 6-8 FLOOR DEVELOPMENT RIGHT NOW AND A FEW 20 PLUS FLOOR HIGHRISES UC. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE A FEW 30+ FLOORS BREAK GROUND. I ALWAYS LOVE KTOWNS DENSITY SAVE FOR TRAFFIC SO IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE UPDATE!! SPEAKING OF UPDATES ANYONE HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF DT LONG BEACH? SHORELINE GATEWAY SHOULD BE ABOVE GROUND BY NOW RIGHT? I THINK LB HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE SG TOWER WHICH IN MY OPINION HAS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IF THEY STICK TO RENDERING!!! ANYWAY IF ANYONE IS DOWN IN LB CAN YOU PLEASE POST SOME UPDATES? I AM IN INGLEWOOD AND DONT GET THERE MUCH.

Clinton Robinson
Dec 14, 2019, 8:57 PM
Oh... For anyone interested they recently broke ground on a new residential 5 or 6 floor development in Downtown Inglewood on the corner of Florence and La Brea right across from the new Crenshaw line station for DT Inglewood. I don't know how to post pics on this forum or I would post some and some of the stadium which has made quite a bit of progress. Inglewood has changed SO MUCH in the last 10 years! ALMOST unbelievably...

Niftybox
Dec 15, 2019, 12:20 AM
Century Plaza Towers

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49211265063_45e8c9f2bb_c.jpg

Wow they're up to 18+ floors now! Thanks for the picture.

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 17, 2019, 12:01 AM
Thank you VERY MUCH HK, WESTCOASTSUPERTALL.. :) I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR UPDATES, TO BE COMPLETELY HONEST I LOOK, ALMOST DAILY, TO SEE IF YOU HAVE POSTED ANYTHING NEW. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING QUALITY EVERY TIME!!! K TOWN HAS QUITE A FEW 6-8 FLOOR DEVELOPMENT RIGHT NOW AND A FEW 20 PLUS FLOOR HIGHRISES UC. I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE A FEW 30+ FLOORS BREAK GROUND. I ALWAYS LOVE KTOWNS DENSITY SAVE FOR TRAFFIC SO IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE UPDATE!! SPEAKING OF UPDATES ANYONE HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF DT LONG BEACH? SHORELINE GATEWAY SHOULD BE ABOVE GROUND BY NOW RIGHT? I THINK LB HAS SO MUCH POTENTIAL REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THE SG TOWER WHICH IN MY OPINION HAS A BEAUTIFUL DESIGN IF THEY STICK TO RENDERING!!! ANYWAY IF ANYONE IS DOWN IN LB CAN YOU PLEASE POST SOME UPDATES? I AM IN INGLEWOOD AND DONT GET THERE MUCH.

Well thank you C.R.! I'll be making a Long Beach trip in the next few weeks. The next extravaganza will most likely be Koreatown

kolchak
Dec 17, 2019, 7:56 PM
Netflix on Vine - Vine Street side today:
https://i.imgur.com/PaG2eSU.jpg

Clinton Robinson
Dec 17, 2019, 9:52 PM
You're Quite Welcome, However one must give credit where its do HK WCS.. ;) I AM VERY HAPPY to have the KTown Extravaganza to look forward to and an LB Surprise on the horizon. I am beginning to SERIOUSLY love Hollywood, also a place that should have been given loving attention from the highrise developers over the years, but is FINALLY getting some interesting development. I believe that they need to watch how many 7 floor wood frames they allow and start mandating some SERIOUS thought and diversity in any new projects proposed, for after all were talking Hollywood Ca here and LA for that matter!!!:) ANYWAY I don't want to get negative so I will say THANK YOU very much also to everyone who contributes to these forums and to everyone else who posts photos you are all AWESOME!!! :)

LA21st
Dec 17, 2019, 10:20 PM
It's very exciting in Hollywood right now. It's so different than what it was just a few years ago.

circuitfiend
Dec 17, 2019, 10:51 PM
It's very exciting in Hollywood right now. It's so different than what it was just a few years ago.

We bought our property about three decades ago, close to Sunset & Labrea, when the neighborhood was marginal at best (Hollywood, that is. Our building is classic streamline moderne). The amenities and walkability just keep improving. While it ain't perfect, I love it, warts and all. I feel the same for LA as a whole. :cheers:

LA21st
Dec 17, 2019, 11:26 PM
Yea, I hike at Runyon once-twice a week, so I walk through Sunset/La Brea often.
I would like to see those two three big strip malls bite the dust soon .
:cheers:

circuitfiend
Dec 17, 2019, 11:40 PM
I would like to see those two three big strip malls bite the dust soon .
:cheers:

You'd think that corner (Sunset/Labrea) is prime for redevelopment. Those 80's strip malls days are hopefully over, especially with the prospect of a subway stop at SaMo/Labrea down the road (I'll be dead, but one can dream). Ground floor retail with residential above, I really don't care what incarnation they take, anything is better than the crap currently squatting on those properties.

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 18, 2019, 8:28 AM
You'd think that corner (Sunset/Labrea) is prime for redevelopment. Those 80's strip malls days are hopefully over, especially with the prospect of a subway stop at SaMo/Labrea down the road (I'll be dead, but one can dream). Ground floor retail with residential above, I really don't care what incarnation they take, anything is better than the crap currently squatting on those properties.

I can't imagine what international tourists think of that intersection. Koreatown update coming tomorrow :cheers:

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 20, 2019, 6:20 AM
Bi-monthly Century Plaza post

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49245731188_d1e799e5c9_c.jpg

Steve8263
Dec 20, 2019, 4:38 PM
Is the glass looking good? I'm guessing they aren't using the cheap stuff.

colemonkee
Dec 20, 2019, 7:21 PM
Yes, it looks really nice in person, and the metal cladding around the windows is nice as well. These are shaping up to turn out very nicely.

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 20, 2019, 9:30 PM
Yeah nothing about any of it seems cheap. This is going to be a premier address

LAsam
Dec 20, 2019, 11:26 PM
Yeah nothing about any of it seems cheap. This is going to be a premier address

Agreed. The whole project is high quality.

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 23, 2019, 10:40 PM
Gloomy Monday afternoon on the Miraculous Mile

La Jolla / Wilshire aka "Wilshire Skyline", 16 stories


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49266260427_5191e4587d_c.jpg

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Museum Square Phase 2, 21 stories


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AC Marriott (the paint already looks 30 years old)


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49265604003_1755dc2be7_c.jpg

Oscar Museum (how long does it take to build a concrete sphere?)


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ocman
Dec 24, 2019, 3:46 AM
Seeing the almost finished academy museum, I feel a lot of its success as a public space is going to be heavily dependent on landscape architecture. Like Piano's Niarchos Culture Center, the building succeeds because of the spectacular grounds.

MN/WI
Dec 24, 2019, 11:09 PM
I really like the Century Plaza buildings. I had a friend post a funny on facebook today regarding an ongoing emergency at the Nakatomi Plaza with a report of shots being fired. Quite the legacy.

Clinton Robinson
Dec 25, 2019, 12:41 AM
Beautiful photos!!!! Thank you SO MUCH for the update on those projects! We have two new tower cranes up now by me near the Howard Hughes center. One Hanover 8 story residential on Sepulveda and the other an 11 floor office building off Centinela.

WestCoastSupertall
Dec 25, 2019, 7:53 AM
Most random set of photos you'll see — Century Plaza Towers and 904 N Labrea

Century Plaza

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49271896318_a77e574cde_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49272561322_04cbdc15e0_c.jpg

904 N. LaBrea

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49272364916_1f6b18ed08_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49272561142_bcd4c9b2e7_c.jpg

MN/WI
Dec 25, 2019, 6:22 PM
Those bottom 2 pictures look very European modern. I kind of like it.

kolchak
Dec 28, 2019, 4:28 PM
I walked by that LaBrea project and I wonder how they can fill the retail component. There are a lot of spaces. I wonder if some of the requirements for ground floor retail aren't outdated given the current trend towards fewer brick and morter stores. There are so many empty retail spaces in that area already.

LA21st
Dec 29, 2019, 12:11 AM
What's the crane at universal City for?

ChelseaFC
Dec 29, 2019, 4:46 AM
What's the crane at universal City for?

Both the Sheraton and Hilton at Universal have plans for new towers, so perhaps one of them has quietly broken ground.

LDVArch
Jan 2, 2020, 6:16 AM
Two good reads on the engineering/construction of the Academy Museum:

On the glass dome:
https://www.enr.com/blogs/12-california-views/post/47042-388-million-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures-nears-completion-in-la

On the concrete sphere:
https://www.nbmcw.com/tech-articles/precast-construction/39994-a-sight-to-see-precast-concrete-enhances-the-beauty-of-the-academy-museum-of-motion-pictures.html

blackcat23
Jan 9, 2020, 6:05 PM
New look for mixed-use project under construction at Olympic/Bundy

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/westedge%206.jpg?itok=lf9ptu8P (https://urbanize.la/post/new-look-mixed-use-complex-rising-near-expobundy-station)

colemonkee
Jan 10, 2020, 1:38 AM
^Drove by this today (my office is just a couple blocks away for the next couple of months), and demolition of the old Cadillac dealership is complete. They are just clearing out the last remaining rubble. For you permit sleuths out there, I would start looking for shoring permits, as I would expect that activity to ramp up as soon as those permits are issued.

Illithid Dude
Jan 10, 2020, 1:22 PM
The office tower seems to have taken a bit of a haircut but the architecture has been vastly improved, a fair trade off in my opinion.

colemonkee
Jan 10, 2020, 4:02 PM
I noticed that too. Looks like it went from 10 to 8 floors, but I agree. I like the facade treatment much better in this version. Reminds me a bit of the Federal Courthouse downtown with the undulating glass. The residential component's massing seems to have changed as well, and appears to take up more of the property, which is a plus in my opinion.

Now, if we can see some progress on the potential 10-story office building in the works in the shuttered Sports Chalet store just east of this property on Olympic (just beyond the red granite office building on the far right of that aerial photo), and hopefully someone targets that Staples Store and the gas station for redevelopment soon.

LA21st
Jan 10, 2020, 4:32 PM
Is there a rendering for the other 10 story office on Olympic?

I saw on Google Maps, the new glass building at Stewart and Colorado looks really nice too. This whole area is really looking better.

WestCoastSupertall
Jan 11, 2020, 8:12 PM
More Century Plaza — looks like they're working on floor 25 of 46

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368456818_6d44fc86fa_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368918161_21cb9759e9_c.jpg

plutonicpanda
Jan 11, 2020, 8:36 PM
I can't imagine what international tourists think of that intersection. Koreatown update coming tomorrow :cheers:I highly doubt they think much of it. I see many tourist there all the time having a good time. It is a nice development and I highly doubt it is going anywhere anytime soon.

Niftybox
Jan 15, 2020, 3:08 PM
Once those towers go up and the other 40 story building I forget the name but CC is going to have a decent picture worthy skyline of it's own pretty soon! Shame that most all the tallest skyscrapers are nearly the same height, kind of makes it a little flat.

LAsam
Jan 15, 2020, 4:38 PM
Once those towers go up and the other 40 story building I forget the name but CC is going to have a decent picture worthy skyline of it's own pretty soon! Shame that most all the tallest skyscrapers are nearly the same height, kind of makes it a little flat.

The other building you are thinking of is being developed by JMB Realty. It was most recently conceived as two residential towers, 45 and 41 stories tall, and the site was cleared not too long ago. There's currently no action on the site... anyone know what's going on? Maybe they're contemplating redesigning with an office component... office space is really tight in CC right now.

WestCoastSupertall
Jan 15, 2020, 9:14 PM
The other building you are thinking of is being developed by JMB Realty. It was most recently conceived as two residential towers, 45 and 41 stories tall, and the site was cleared not too long ago. There's currently no action on the site... anyone know what's going on? Maybe they're contemplating redesigning with an office component... office space is really tight in CC right now.

Yes — I pass it weekly! There is definitely action but I now believe it's Metro activity, not construction activity. Per The Source, it's where they are assembling one of the Purple Line (whatever the new letter is) TBMs which will work its way east. The pit's massive, about 5 stories I estimate. I've been trying to get a pic but haven't found a good angle so far

BrandonJXN
Jan 15, 2020, 9:22 PM
Once those towers go up and the other 40 story building I forget the name but CC is going to have a decent picture worthy skyline of it's own pretty soon! Shame that most all the tallest skyscrapers are nearly the same height, kind of makes it a little flat.

I have a great fondness for Century City. It's never going to be 'urban' in the traditional sense. But I appreciate it for what it is: a mid 20th experiment on modernism. Century City is woefully underappreciated. Also once the Century hotel towers are finished, Century City will have a uniquely symmetrical cluster of buildings. The Century Plaza Hotel and 2000 Ave of the Stars mirror each other in terms of scale and size, and the towers will mirror the Century Plaza Towers across the street. Interesting stuff.

LA21st
Jan 15, 2020, 9:32 PM
I work in Century City. There is something interesting about it, even though it's not super vibrant/exciting.

WestCoastSupertall
Jan 15, 2020, 9:38 PM
Melrose Triangle — (4 stories, 76 apartments), West Hollywood / Beverly Hills border


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49390824238_a7b2151477_c.jpg


This is really going to bring some life to the stretch of Santa Monica Blvd west of Robertson

WestCoastSupertall
Jan 15, 2020, 9:45 PM
I work in Century City. There is something interesting about it, even though it's not super vibrant/exciting.

There's a buzz about it, even if it's office workers and people going to the mall. I'd love to see some pedestrian improvements like scramble crosswalks & bike lanes to make it a littttttle less dystopian

LAsam
Jan 15, 2020, 10:07 PM
There's a buzz about it, even if it's office workers and people going to the mall. I'd love to see some pedestrian improvements like scramble crosswalks & bike lanes to make it a littttttle less dystopian

Scramble crosswalk would be great at Constellation and Avenue of the Stars.

WestCoastSupertall
Jan 15, 2020, 10:25 PM
Scramble crosswalk would be great at Constellation and Avenue of the Stars.

Especially since it's a future subway stop

pwright1
Jan 18, 2020, 10:55 AM
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With Westfield Century City Mall across the street
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LA21st
Jan 19, 2020, 2:03 AM
I work nearby. The towers already feel massive.

Niftybox
Jan 19, 2020, 3:21 AM
I work nearby. The towers already feel massive.

Yep, at this rate they could be topping out by February

LA21st
Jan 19, 2020, 4:23 PM
The 20 story office building uc on Vermont/5th is making a real impact over there.

ChelseaFC
Jan 20, 2020, 12:49 AM
http://photos.cinematreasures.org/production/photos/219431/1506371798/large.JPG?1506371798

Long awaited Rialto Theatre renovation now underway in South Pasadena

Under new arrangements worked out between the Shomof Group, owner of South Pasadena’s historic Rialto Theatre, and its current tenant, the Mosaic church group, Shomof will take charge of and shortly begin significant restoration work on the building’s exterior while Mosaic will remain in charge of interior restoration.

Building owner Izek Shomof also told the South Pasadenan News that Mosaic will get a new 20-year lease for its weekend religious services. In exchange, his organization, in addition to taking over the exterior work that it can do much less expensively than Mosaic, will also be hired to complete some of the interior work and reclaim the right to lease the building’s two storefront retail spaces.

“We’re going to bring livelihood back into that space,” Shomof told the South Pasadenan News Wednesday. He predicted exterior work would be completed within four-to-six months and that new retail leases would be signed by mid-2020.

“We are excited that this historic resource is getting some attention and will be available for the community,” said Joanna Hankamer, South Pasadena Planning and Community Development Director. She said the city is supporting the work by helping both Shomof and Mosaic secure the necessary permitting authorizations.

FULL STORY: https://southpasadenan.com/big-changes-slated-for-rialto-owner-reboots-delayed-repairs-grants-mosaic-long-term-lease/

WonderlandPark3
Jan 20, 2020, 4:36 PM
Wrapper, foundation is as curious as the building design

https://i.imgur.com/0g3WBhO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/D7peRf4.jpg

Ivy Station

https://i.imgur.com/1mxOy5Y.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vUFrbAq.jpg

Cumulus

https://i.imgur.com/cN9Ewat.jpg

And Century City, more photos are in the Century Plaza dedicated thread

https://i.imgur.com/CW8AmMm.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/nxJf1x4.jpg

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jan 20, 2020, 6:39 PM
Excellent update! All very worthy and necessary projects. Also, never had noticed that the ivy project spells out ivy

Radio5
Jan 21, 2020, 1:04 AM
Any intel if the Howard Industries Bldg on the other side of the culver city station has plans for something?

JRinSoCal
Jan 21, 2020, 2:26 AM
Wow, Culver City is on fire and those Century City shots are pretty amazing! Awesome update thank you.

caligrad
Jan 22, 2020, 2:37 AM
^^^ Yeah Culver City came out of nowhere and i personally love it. We have another skyline forming during our lifetime and it pretty interesting but also makes a lot of sense, whats happening in Culver City is also great because the surrounding area is seeing the benefits, especially the convergence with the Crenshaw line, that entire area is changing rapidly.

Long Beach....I was in Long Beach yesterday.....Its new tallest is draaaaaaaaging. Its taking soooooo long, its finally out of the ground, about 2-3 floors up but there had to have been a design change because it now has a huge podium unless i was mistaken.

CaliNative
Jan 25, 2020, 11:29 AM
Yep, at this rate they could be topping out by February

The towers look to be at least at the 26th floor....20 to go. If they add a floor a week, that would be 20 more weeks to top out; two floors a week (unlikely), maybe 10 weeks. My guess would be 1.5 floors a week with a May topping out. Will they be taller than the triangular theme towers across the street? If they are indeed 600 feet tall, they will be taller by almost 50 feet. The tallest outside of DTLA.

Easy
Jan 25, 2020, 6:43 PM
^^^ Yeah Culver City came out of nowhere and i personally love it. We have another skyline forming during our lifetime...

Aren't the Culver City buildings only 6 stories? The taller buildings near La Cienega are in Los Angeles.

The entire Expo line TOD is going strong. If Expo is getting this much development, wait until the purple line extension TOD starts!!

pwright1
Jan 26, 2020, 2:18 AM
It's funny how I go to other forums, particularly city-data and Facebook and Angelinos constantly complain about too much development, too many people moving here, the La Cienaga development should have never been built. All this development near rail stops is a waste because no one rides them and so on. It's really ridiculous and down right dumb why people think this way. But yet they are the ones who constantly complain about traffic and just about everything else.

Busy Bee
Jan 26, 2020, 2:52 AM
Those are called stupid people. It's best not to dwell on them, they just serve to slowly drive a non-stupid person crazy.

plutonicpanda
Jan 26, 2020, 5:48 AM
Those are called stupid people. It's best not to dwell on them, they just serve to slowly drive a non-stupid person crazy.
Or perhaps they are frustrated how much of a dump the city has become and how bad traffic really is. Not everyone out there is an enthusiast about city development nor understands its implications. That doesn't make them stupid. You could use the term ignorant but then again maybe even that is a bit low. Have some class and respect-- it goes a long way. :cheers:

Busy Bee
Jan 26, 2020, 2:40 PM
Okay. I'm convinced. There are no stupid people. Just people that dont want urban investment. Perhaps I should have gone with ignorant or selfish, or a combination of both. Got it.

Niftybox
Jan 26, 2020, 4:08 PM
How much bigger is non-downtown LA vs downtown population wise etc?

cargocultpants
Jan 26, 2020, 10:26 PM
How much bigger is non-downtown LA vs downtown population wise etc?

I think Downtown's population is now about 80,000 - maybe a tad higher.

The city is 4 million.

The county is 10 million.

The region (Los Angeles Combined Statistical Area) is almost 19 million.

kolchak
Jan 30, 2020, 1:39 AM
Well the Godfrey Hotel is definitely stalling. Not sure if its permit or finance related. Netflix on Vine is cruising. I'll take a couple pics tomorrow

Tiorted9
Jan 31, 2020, 1:29 AM
Pile construction has begun at: https://westedgela.com/

https://westedgela.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Bitmap-1.jpg

Clinton Robinson
Jan 31, 2020, 3:27 PM
Good to see the Martin Expo project FINALLY get underway. I believe that it will be a REALLY nice addition to the area. I believe that this area has great potential and really should get more projects that include residential, office, and retail. Anyway I don't want to get off topic. Like this project quite a bit and look forward to seeing it go up. Hopefully we get some more highrise projects in the area.

edale
Jan 31, 2020, 6:41 PM
The project at Hillhurst/Hollywood/Sunset is now at ground level after months of excavation and subterranean work. Really excited to see this one rise. Los Feliz deserves a better gateway than the crappy environment that's there now. Still pissed about Good Luck Bar closing across the street, but once that property gets rehabbed (I think it's going to be a boutique hotel), that intersection should be much better.

JRinSoCal
Feb 1, 2020, 7:06 AM
Please let this happen during my lifetime lol!

From Curbed LA

‘Exciting’ Hollywood Boulevard makeover unveiled. But don’t call it radical
https://la.curbed.com/2020/1/31/21115464/hollywood-boulevard-walk-of-fame-pedestrian-friendly

caligrad
Feb 3, 2020, 4:24 AM
The best solution to Hollywood blvd.

Get rid of street parking on both sides. sorry not sorry. Widen the sidewalks. 4 lanes as is but add a red car/trolley car going both directions down the middle for that old Hollywood glam from La Brea to Sunset, get rid of bus traffic down this stretch. Trees, fixed sidewalks/new stars. And done.

The current plan just shrinks the road and makes the sidewalks overaly massive when half of that stretch of Hollywood blvd isnt insanely busy. LA also needs to step in and see whats goign on with all of those seedy businesses and abandoned store fronts/buildings between Vine and Highland. that gap needs to be fixed asap. This helps but doesnt actually fix the issues.

Radio5
Feb 3, 2020, 9:02 PM
The project at Hillhurst/Hollywood/Sunset is now at ground level after months of excavation and subterranean work. Really excited to see this one rise. Los Feliz deserves a better gateway than the crappy environment that's there now. Still pissed about Good Luck Bar closing across the street, but once that property gets rehabbed (I think it's going to be a boutique hotel), that intersection should be much better.

Totally agree. This is a game changer for the area. Wish they kept the alleyway though. Could have been a cool space for retail, etc, but this will do. Now if LA could only fix that intersection. It's a mess.

ChelseaFC
Feb 5, 2020, 11:54 PM
Amoeba Music announces relocation from Sunset to Hollywood Blvd

Will be located in the recently finished El Centro apartment complex across from the Pantages Theater, W Hotel, and the Hollywood/Vine metro station

Link to video of the new space's interior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZrRMJbdJBs

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQDAurgUYAALNR3?format=jpg&name=900x900

kolchak
Feb 6, 2020, 4:16 AM
Amoeba Music announces relocation from Sunset to Hollywood Blvd

Will be located in the recently finished El Centro apartment complex across from the Pantages Theater, W Hotel, and the Hollywood/Vine metro station


Great news for that block on Sunset.

The Jack in the Box on Sunset and Cahuenga is closing sometime in March. That should clear the way for site prep on the new hotel there.

We could see both these projects rise at the same time.

Prahaboheme
Feb 7, 2020, 8:36 PM
Amoeba Music announces relocation from Sunset to Hollywood Blvd

Will be located in the recently finished El Centro apartment complex across from the Pantages Theater, W Hotel, and the Hollywood/Vine metro station

Link to video of the new space's interior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZrRMJbdJBs

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EQDAurgUYAALNR3?format=jpg&name=900x900

Nice to see the recent and upcoming additions to this stretch of Hollywood Blvd.

Niftybox
Feb 7, 2020, 9:58 PM
Any updates on Century Plaza?

WestCoastSupertall
Feb 8, 2020, 2:03 AM
Any updates on Century Plaza?

Yeah this is from last week (forgot to post it here, sorry!)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49503888316_ce97c1ddc8_c.jpg

Niftybox
Feb 8, 2020, 3:21 AM
Thanks for that, I assume they're on floors 29-30 by now

CaliNative
Feb 9, 2020, 7:58 AM
Thanks for that, I assume they're on floors 29-30 by now

^^^
Only 16 floors to go to topout. Maybe 3 months? Is the final height of the towers going to be 600 feet? If so, about 50 feet taller than the triangle theme towers across the street. They will be impressive from the 405.

ChelseaFC
Feb 13, 2020, 7:12 PM
https://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Screen-Shot-2020-01-22-at-6.01.31-PM.png

Faring Proposes Five-Story Office Building for the Hornburg Car Dealer Site on Sunset

Faring, perhaps West Hollywood’s most prolific real estate developer, is making plans to construct a five-story office building on land on Sunset Boulevard now occupied by Hornburg Los Angeles, the luxury automobile dealer.

In its application to the City of West Hollywood for a development permit, Faring says the five-story building will be 90 feet tall with a total floor area of 53,030 square feet, and the majority of that (43,510 square feet) will be used for offices. About 8,380 square feet will be devoted to restaurant and retail use. It would have a 1,000-square-foot digital billboard. The site, whose address is 9160-9176 Sunset Blvd., is on the southeast corner of Sunset Boulevard and Cory Avenue.

The building is planned to include two levels of underground parking with about 100 parking spaces and 12 spaces for bicycles. It also will include 10,394 square feet of open space. It will span three lots totaling 18,608 square feet. Office workers would enter the parking garage from driveways on Cory Avenue and on the rear lane off Carol Drive.

In its development permit application, Faring describes the project as “a visual and communal gateway to West Hollywood. Its curvilinear shape is contextual, but formally innovative. It recalls the vocabulary of streamline modernism without being literal or nostalgic.” Actual images were not included.

https://www.wehoville.com/2020/01/22/faring-proposes-five-story-office-building-for-the-hornburg-car-dealer-site-on-sunset/

colemonkee
Feb 14, 2020, 4:07 PM
^ The design sounds promising based on the description. Interested to see it. I actually like those chateau-style buildings; they have a weird kitsch quality to them that just feels very old LA, even if they are obviously derivative. If we're gonna replace one of those dwindling stock, would want the design to be a worthy one.

caligrad
Feb 20, 2020, 3:47 AM
https://urbanize.la/post/215-million-mixed-use-complex-breaks-ground-downtown-long-beach

Not sure how or when this happened, I was in Long Beach today and saw a massive hole in the ground, apparently Onni broke ground on their 21 story tower in Long Beach I guess last year. Its amazing how quickly Onni moves, they barely acquired the site in 2018, looks like they started digging in 2019, they move quick. I just wish they would change the design of their towers. They are all cookie cutter, this one is very different but in general in the middle of the pack.

ChelseaFC
Feb 20, 2020, 6:21 PM
Long-stalled plans for hotel at 8950 Sunset back on WeHo Planning Commission agenda

https://www.wehoville.com/2020/02/20/hotel-proposed-for-8950-sunset-is-back-on-the-planning-commission-agenda/

https://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/James-Hotel-8950-Sunset-Blvd.png

Niftybox
Feb 21, 2020, 3:43 AM
https://urbanize.la/post/215-million-mixed-use-complex-breaks-ground-downtown-long-beach

Not sure how or when this happened, I was in Long Beach today and saw a massive hole in the ground, apparently Onni broke ground on their 21 story tower in Long Beach I guess last year. Its amazing how quickly Onni moves, they barely acquired the site in 2018, looks like they started digging in 2019, they move quick. I just wish they would change the design of their towers. They are all cookie cutter, this one is very different but in general in the middle of the pack.

Yeah nice, thanks for that! I agree the cookie cutter design of those cracker stacks by Onni is getting old.

WestCoastSupertall
Feb 23, 2020, 11:46 PM
Crane is up at Wilshire Skyline (16 stories, 112 apartments)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49576497856_59614b8cc0_c.jpg


9001 Santa Monica (West Hollywood) preparing to break ground (5 stories, 37 condos)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575988918_6a0157d870_c.jpg

9200 Wilshire (Beverly Hills) pit fully excavated (7 stories, 54 condos)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575989648_4c6c43b8a2_c.jpg


Melrose Triangle progressing? (4 stories, 37 apartments)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49576498121_b2c47ecfd4_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49575989388_2e05335fcc_c.jpg

caligrad
Feb 24, 2020, 1:31 AM
http://www.dci-engineers.com/project/100-e-ocean-blvd

Not sure if the renderings have changed or if the plans have changed completely but the 100 pine ave tower in Long Beach seems to have gotten a smudge taller and seems like the developer has added a Wilshire Grand type spire to the side/top of it. Either way it looks mildly more interesting than the previous design.

Steve8263
Feb 24, 2020, 3:10 PM
:previous:
Melrose Triangle is asking to change things up a bunch-

https://www.wehoville.com/2020/01/06/the-gabay-brothers-are-proposing-major-changes-to-the-melrose-triangle-project/

In a modified project description submitted to the city’s Planning and Development Services Department, the developer proposes to increase the amount of office space by 152% to a total of 345,328 square feet. The 45,112 square feet of retail space would be reduced by 82% to 8,239 square feet. And the space devoted to housing would be reduced by 87% to a total of 9,887 square feet, with all of that space used for low-income and moderate-income housing. The inclusion of affordable housing allows the developer to increase the project by 10 feet in height from what is allowed in the zoning for that area.

WestCoastSupertall
Feb 24, 2020, 7:16 PM
:previous:
Melrose Triangle is asking to change things up a bunch-

https://www.wehoville.com/2020/01/06/the-gabay-brothers-are-proposing-major-changes-to-the-melrose-triangle-project/

In a modified project description submitted to the city’s Planning and Development Services Department, the developer proposes to increase the amount of office space by 152% to a total of 345,328 square feet. The 45,112 square feet of retail space would be reduced by 82% to 8,239 square feet. And the space devoted to housing would be reduced by 87% to a total of 9,887 square feet, with all of that space used for low-income and moderate-income housing. The inclusion of affordable housing allows the developer to increase the project by 10 feet in height from what is allowed in the zoning for that area.

That makes sense. It's moving pretty slow

WestCoastSupertall
Feb 24, 2020, 11:47 PM
6200 Sunset (7 stories, 270 apartments)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49581539671_ac81eb786d_c.jpg

Essex Hollywood (7 stories, 200 apartments)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49581539851_502e215d34_c.jpg

WestCoastSupertall
Feb 26, 2020, 12:06 AM
Another shot of 9001 Santa Monica

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49585178328_ce89c0996b_c.jpg

Niftybox
Mar 2, 2020, 11:49 PM
Any picture updates on Century Plaza?

Melo Blue
Mar 5, 2020, 4:37 AM
Any picture updates on Century Plaza?
Hunter has some great photos posted on urbanize.la:
https://urbanize.la/post/twin-46-story-condo-towers-rise-century-plaza-development

Tiorted9
Mar 5, 2020, 4:17 PM
^^^^^

https://urbanize.la/post/twin-46-story-condo-towers-rise-century-plaza-development

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w_watermark/public/field/image/Century%20Plaza%20Residences%20by%20Hunter%20Kerhart%2002.jpg?itok=TZnrqTLA

LAsam
Mar 5, 2020, 4:25 PM
^ Looks like 29 floors or so have been constructed. That means it's about 2/3 its total height now. Going to be very prominent towers.

Niftybox
Mar 5, 2020, 11:45 PM
^ Looks like 29 floors or so have been constructed. That means it's about 2/3 its total height now. Going to be very prominent towers.

I counted 31 :haha:

ChelseaFC
Mar 13, 2020, 5:45 PM
Sightglass Coffee opens in sprawling renovated warehouse near La Brea/Willoughby

https://la.eater.com/2020/3/13/21176822/sightglass-coffee-hollywood-media-district-opening-new-photos-inside

https://sightglasscoffee.com/blogs/blog/welcome-to-sightglass-los-angeles

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0027/5382/2835/files/roastery_side_1024x1024.png?v=1583903144

chris08876
Mar 18, 2020, 10:04 PM
Construction Update: Gardenhouse

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5164b16ae4b0cac6e79b081f/1584502832246-6PHJM2TMB0FN3MW1Q4PK/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kNbFh0S9OqeJFfycVr4dsSR7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z5QPOohDIaIeljMHgDF5CVlOqpeNLcJ80NK65_fV7S1UVW-2Cb3oYxGb1lQXfkbkNsifh2z8BrcXKGpE-PGpCgcA-MefU3ISBSRRJ4F9cqiXQ/20200217-GardenHouse-DSC02288.jpg?format=1500w
Credit: FC (http://fieldcondition.com/blog/2020/3/18/construction-update-gardenhouse)

ChelseaFC
Mar 19, 2020, 3:34 PM
Long Beach Planning Commission to vote on mixed use buildings to replace vacant City Hall

https://www.presstelegram.com/2020/03/18/long-beach-to-consider-8-story-buildings-on-old-city-hall-site-including-housing-for-teachers/

https://www.presstelegram.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LPT-L-CIVICCENTER-0319-5.jpg?w=780

delts145
Mar 20, 2020, 5:09 AM
Was noticing the other day how beautiful the 2900 Wilshire/Hoover complex is going to be when approached on Wilshire from the East traveling West. Its graceful shape in order not to shade Lafayette Park is going to make it a stunning site line. Hopefully, this major development on that corner will also spur some major urban renewal south on Hoover.

https://images.skyscrapercenter.com/building/2900wilshire_rendering-fromabove_(c)large__architecture.jpg
http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/2900-wilshire/29070

colemonkee
Mar 20, 2020, 3:02 PM
That little park being redone will help, and this is certainly another area that can use some increased development, but have to be careful to maintain - or preferably increase - the stock of affordable housing in this area.

chris08876
Mar 20, 2020, 9:14 PM
Construction Update: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5164b16ae4b0cac6e79b081f/1584589924242-LQ16X2V95SF4QIQ9YNRC/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kMsthtjYkJ8nfNfBufl--ll7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z5QPOohDIaIeljMHgDF5CVlOqpeNLcJ80NK65_fV7S1URCrmVTcbVcueuPS3h-PyB8ExDIBEJhs0dqkXfC2OV8Th5KyOUg5dP663hSigjxalg/20200217-Lucas+Museum-DSC00262.jpg?format=1500w

https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5164b16ae4b0cac6e79b081f/1584640525530-WR2L991AXC1ZC8ZH0TQH/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kGD9Io0OddALIDknAEOuBD17gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yiiHCCLfrh8O1z4YTzHvnKhyp6Da-NYroOW3ZGjoBKy3azqku80C789l0luUmcNM2NMBIHLdYyXL-JykQjbohtv31bKplmDSoV4S9S2UWg9FoFn4C80NsuTWfQ/Lucas-Museum_main-rendering_new2.jpg?format=1500w
Credit: FC (http://fieldcondition.com/blog/2020/3/19/construction-update-lucas-museum)

SLO
Mar 22, 2020, 2:13 AM
So much great stuff happening in LA.
Love the Century Plaza

WestCoastSupertall
Apr 6, 2020, 2:17 AM
Robertson Lane Hotel, West Hollywood

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49740335223_73da08d93e_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49740878951_5d69f657cf_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49740335043_4cceb26cc8_c.jpg

9001 Santa Monica, West Hollywood

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49740334898_273e223757_c.jpg

Melrose Triangle, West Hollywood

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49741203507_0147216892_c.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49740334693_778e419613_c.jpg

pwright1
Apr 7, 2020, 11:47 AM
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49745159818_f671640937_b.jpg

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