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blackcat23
Mar 18, 2014, 1:09 PM
Construction cranes are up at Columbia Square

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/columbia-square-now-going-vertical.html
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-jbUOwdyFtlA/UyZcddRPB4I/AAAAAAAACZs/6fSRLC9nA0Y/s800/IMG_0719.JPG

caligrad
Mar 18, 2014, 4:40 PM
I like it. fits in with hollywood

Harper83
Mar 18, 2014, 5:37 PM
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with the empty lot on Highland Ave between De Longpre and Leland Way? The block has been empty for as long as I have lived here, but in the past week there has been a lot of construction vehicles and workers at the site. I would love to see this prime lot developed into something worthwhile.

Also, the small office building on the Southeast corner of Fountain and Highland appears to be getting a much needed renovation. There is a lots of work going on in this area lately.

blackcat23
Mar 19, 2014, 1:20 PM
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with the empty lot on Highland Ave between De Longpre and Leland Way? The block has been empty for as long as I have lived here, but in the past week there has been a lot of construction vehicles and workers at the site. I would love to see this prime lot developed into something worthwhile.

To the best of my knowledge, it's a six-story apartment building with ground floor retail. I'll post renderings if I can verify the information.

On the other side of Hollywood...

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/boutique-hotel-proposed-near.html

A six-story, 80-room boutique hotel is proposed one block west of Hollywood/Western station.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kTKBODLWWA4/UyN8rLktbnI/AAAAAAAACWQ/U8FlHvOHP1U/s800/5600hollywood.PNG

Harper83
Mar 20, 2014, 12:02 AM
To the best of my knowledge, it's a six-story apartment building with ground floor retail. I'll post renderings if I can verify the information.


That's great news. More work being done today and it looked like drilling.

caligrad
Mar 20, 2014, 12:58 AM
http://www.longbeachize.com/17m-17-story-current-tower-breaks-ground-friday-in-long-beach

So some GOOD news coming from Long Beach. Well I guess this project is moving forward at a very fast pace. I was driving past the location in downtown and heavy machinery were in the process of tearing down the old dilapidated 3 story apartment building where this new proposal is suppose to be going and looks like they were getting ready to dig up the street and re-route it where the 18 story building is suppose to connect to the later 35 story building. When you click on the link it says the official ground breaking will be this Friday. As i drove past i almost pissed my pants. Great times ahead for LA County in general :cheers:

Now what's odd is...... this was proposed a couple of years ago and than shelved..... than reborn literally the end of last year and its already in the process of getting built... kinda quick in my opinion... what's the difference with Long Beach and LA in terms of developers trying to cut through the red tape? i figured the process would be about the same for both cities.... in terms of length of time...

StethJeff
Mar 20, 2014, 6:07 AM
http://www.longbeachize.com/17m-17-story-current-tower-breaks-ground-friday-in-long-beach

So some GOOD news coming from Long Beach. Well I guess this project is moving forward at a very fast pace. I was driving past the location in downtown and heavy machinery were in the process of tearing down the old dilapidated 3 story apartment building where this new proposal is suppose to be going and looks like they were getting ready to dig up the street and re-route it where the 18 story building is suppose to connect to the later 35 story building. When you click on the link it says the official ground breaking will be this Friday. As i drove past i almost pissed my pants. Great times ahead for LA County in general :cheers:

Now what's odd is...... this was proposed a couple of years ago and than shelved..... than reborn literally the end of last year and its already in the process of getting built... kinda quick in my opinion... what's the difference with Long Beach and LA in terms of developers trying to cut through the red tape? i figured the process would be about the same for both cities.... in terms of length of time...

It wasn't until I lived in Long Beach for a year (a block or so from these buildings actually) that I was able to appreciate it and understand it. It's far from everywhere (DTLA, Pasadena, Westside, South Bay, most of OC) so most people have no reason to ever venture out there. Once you're there though, you realize that it's a) vastly underrated, b) has tons of potential, and c) is basically a self-contained metro by itself with residents rarely ever having to leave LBC to do/eat/see whatever they want.

Hopefully the rest of the metro "discovers" Long Beach and what a huge asset it is as a cultural and entertainment destination. It ought to be as popular as SaMo but I know tons of people who not only have no idea how to get to Long Beach but who've never even been there. Amazing. It has density, nightlife, obviously beachfront property, rail access to the heart of the metro, etc. Long Beach could use a lot more developments like this.

chris08876
Mar 20, 2014, 10:01 AM
^^^^

A rendering for that 17 story mixed tower.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b71f92ea17c0d041abf/CurrentBroad-940x520.jpg
http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b71f92ea17c0d041abf/CurrentBroad-940x520.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b73f92ea17c0d041ac9/Current07-940x520.jpg
http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b73f92ea17c0d041ac9/Current07-940x520.jpg

chris08876
Mar 20, 2014, 10:03 AM
New Sunset/Vine Mixed-User

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5329fac0f92ea1099c0274db/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-19%20at%201.11.24%20PM.png

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5329fac9f92ea1099c02750d/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-19%20at%201.11.05%20PM.png

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/5329fac7f92ea1099c027503/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-19%20at%201.11.16%20PM.png

The project, most recently referred to as 6230 Sunset, will have 4,700 square feet of commercial space on Sunset with 200 apartments (a mix of studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms) above. The third floor of the new building will have a podium with a pool and open space facing west toward Vine. There will also be a pedestrian "paseo" between the Carroll (which will remain as it is, used for commercial/office space) and the new development. No numbers yet on how much they're expecting it will cost to live here, but maybe it's better that way; with Sunset and Vine coming up, the rents are likely to as well.
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Bianca Barragan
March 19, 2014
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/heres_the_latest_look_for_the_new_sunsetvine_mixeduser.php

chris08876
Mar 20, 2014, 10:08 AM
7-Story Mixed-User Headed for Grand/Pico

http://la.curbed.com/uploads/1249%20Grand%20Ave-thumb.png

The development will also have 95 parking spaces on two underground levels and 5,000 square feet (a magic number these days) of groundfloor retail. This area is more or less a dead zone when compared to other parts of South Park, and it will be interesting to see if more development like this can do anything to remedy that.
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Bianca Barragan
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/first_look_at_the_7story_mixeduser_headed_for_grandpico.php
More information (PDF) about the site: http://dlanc.org/sites/dlancd7.localhost/files/1249%20S%20Grand%20Presentation.pdf
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202_Cyclist
Mar 20, 2014, 10:40 AM
It wasn't until I lived in Long Beach for a year (a block or so from these buildings actually) that I was able to appreciate it and understand it. It's far from everywhere (DTLA, Pasadena, Westside, South Bay, most of OC) so most people have no reason to ever venture out there. Once you're there though, you realize that it's a) vastly underrated, b) has tons of potential, and c) is basically a self-contained metro by itself with residents rarely ever having to leave LBC to do/eat/see whatever they want.

Hopefully the rest of the metro "discovers" Long Beach and what a huge asset it is as a cultural and entertainment destination. It ought to be as popular as SaMo but I know tons of people who not only have no idea how to get to Long Beach but who've never even been there. Amazing. It has density, nightlife, obviously beachfront property, rail access to the heart of the metro, etc. Long Beach could use a lot more developments like this.


I absolutely agree. My dad had his office in Long Beach several years ago. I think Long Beach is one of the most underrated cities in the United States. At least a decade ago, you could live along the coast in Long Beach at a significant discount compared to Orange County.

In addition to a good, walkable, downtown that is connected to LA by the Blue Line, Belmont Shores is a nice entertainment/shopping district. The Aquarium of the Pacific is also one of the best aquariums I've seen and Long Beach airport, along with Burbank, is the most convenient airport in Southern California.

Eightball
Mar 20, 2014, 1:19 PM
The renderings for that Long Beach tower are very attractive.

caligrad
Mar 21, 2014, 4:18 AM
^^^^

A rendering for that 17 story mixed tower.

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b71f92ea17c0d041abf/CurrentBroad-940x520.jpg
http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b71f92ea17c0d041abf/CurrentBroad-940x520.jpg

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b73f92ea17c0d041ac9/Current07-940x520.jpg
http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/532a2b73f92ea17c0d041ac9/Current07-940x520.jpg

Thanks for posting the pix, im still a newbie and don't know how to post pictures on here. I like this project and its the perfect location. Most of the towers in Long Beach were built in the 90's. I love Downtown don't get me wrong, its one of LAs hidden gems, but I feel Long Beach needs some new blood in its veins, the new court house, which many people of the city are already in love with, helps.. Rumor had it a couple of months ago that The city is getting ready to tear down its old, but iconic, city hall, and the old court house is getting torn down as well. The amount of land these buildings alone sit on can easily fit 8-9 towers. City hall literally sits on, if separated, 4 city blocks. a waste of space. its always been monolithic to me. even growing up as a kid.

blackcat23
Mar 21, 2014, 3:01 PM
The Vermont is making it into the home stretch. It looks like all of the street trees have been planted, and workers have been rebuilding the sidewalks along Vermont Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. I still don't like the huge garage, but I think most people will be very happy with the wider sidewalks and the many trees that they've planted.

Speaking of which...

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/massive-vermont-towers-putting-on.html

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GSCqKcpra8k/Uye5CNU19kI/AAAAAAAACcY/rBNMS4GNjVY/s800/DSC02569.JPG

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-zogTLnsaxAM/Uye5UluP4II/AAAAAAAACcg/LWCCWmRG1_c/s800/DSC02572.JPG

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-28DYADMs0IY/Uye3jpTDdeI/AAAAAAAACcI/Ps-kpYb-DyA/s800/DSC02554.JPG

I'd read that this small lot on Shatto was supposed to be a pocket park that went along with the project. Instead, it's a driveway for the parking garage. Not sure what happened in-between.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MwmOk0mMw14/Uye3D-zrwJI/AAAAAAAACb8/2SkCKgn-v_c/s800/DSC02547.JPG

Wally West
Mar 21, 2014, 4:55 PM
I'd read that this small lot on Shatto was supposed to be a pocket park that went along with the project. Instead, it's a driveway for the parking garage. Not sure what happened in-between.


Well... at least it's a nice looking driveway.

But thanks for the photo updates. The street level of the Vermont isn't as bad as every is making it out to be.

circuitfiend
Mar 21, 2014, 5:42 PM
I had been wondering what was going up at Art Leboe's Original Sound Entertainment site at 7120 Sunset Blvd and Detroit (Labrea), since the building was recently razed. So I did a little research and came up with this:

http://www.hhwnc.org/files/Documents/PDFs/7120-7130%20%232%20W.Sunset%20Blvd.%20%26%201440%20n%20Rendering%20Detrorit%2019-37.pdf

Nothing special, but nice infill since it sits next to a gas station on one side and has ground floor retail. Pity the tenants on the Mobil side who have to smell the fumes when the big tanks are refilled.

On another note, 10000 Sta Mon has been at a standstill, since Crescent Heights fired their contractors a couple months ago. So don't expect any progress for some time. This lot is cursed. It has sat there as a dirt pit for over 8 years now, since the initial demo. I may be retired before this thing goes vertical.

Muji
Mar 23, 2014, 1:18 AM
I was out in Hollywood today and caught a couple of projects. First off, here's a lesser-seen view of Blvd 6200, which also shows how much work there is left to do east of Vine St.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/dsc_1738-e1395536764515.jpg

Next up is Columbia Square. It's not a pretty sight to see the original buildings gutted up like this, but I'm confident that the end result will be worth it.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/dsc_1743-e1395536772524.jpg

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/dsc_1750-e1395536781981.jpg

Lastly, here's the old Spaghetti Factory tower, looking just all right.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/dsc_1757-e1395536789362.jpg

I didn't manage to get a picture, but the two-story building on the site of the proposed Dream Hotel (http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/01/hollywoods-dream-hotel-returns-bigger.html) is being demolished. Any word on their construction timeline?

kelbeen
Mar 24, 2014, 12:12 AM
Hollywood looks amazing. I wonder if they erased the orange elements of the deisgn for the Spaghetti Factory tower because they were pretty cool.

Yesterday:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/13364707515_3e5065b104_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/13364707515/)
Sunset Blvd (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelifornia/13364707515/) by Kelifornia (http://www.flickr.com/people/kelifornia/), on Flickr

blackcat23
Mar 24, 2014, 1:12 PM
That's great news. More work being done today and it looked like drilling.

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-apartments-underway-south-of.html

1411 N. Highland Avenue. 76 units, 2,500 sq ft of ground floor retail. Developed by Lennar and designed by Withee Malcolm Architects.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-1rCmq9fmJKA/UyiLpfvERuI/AAAAAAAACdA/mgl5HDZHsno/s1600/1411highland.PNG

blackcat23
Mar 24, 2014, 1:15 PM
I didn't manage to get a picture, but the two-story building on the site of the proposed Dream Hotel (http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/01/hollywoods-dream-hotel-returns-bigger.html) is being demolished. Any word on their construction timeline?

Great news. Looks like they're still working on permits for the new structure, although they did receive demo permits back in January. Did it look like a full demolition of the building? I was under the impression that they'd be building on top of the existing structure.

Muji
Mar 24, 2014, 4:45 PM
It was definitely a full demolition. There's basically nothing left of the old building but a pile of rubble. Thankfully I don't think there is much to be missed in this case.

dweebo2220
Mar 25, 2014, 12:16 AM
I actually rather like this one. If every new wood-frame 6/7 story building had these proportions and materials I wouldn't complain.

Though the rest of the architects' portfolio (http://www.witheemalcolm.com/ProjectPages/Carson.html) is all over the place (and more "miss" than "hit"). Who knows what these will actually end up like.

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-apartments-underway-south-of.html

1411 N. Highland Avenue. 76 units, 2,500 sq ft of ground floor retail. Developed by Lennar and designed by Withee Malcolm Architects.

bobcat
Mar 25, 2014, 8:48 AM
Don't know if this has been mentioned but the old Fung Lum restaurant by Universal Studios is now fenced off and being prepped for demotion, to be later replaced by a 500 room hotel.

http://insideuniversal.net/2014/03/fung-lum-restaurant-slated-for-demolition/

blackcat23
Mar 25, 2014, 1:15 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/huge-residential-development-planned.html

This is a large apartment complex planned by AMLI Residential in Marina Del Rey. 585 units, a small amount of retail. Designed by Thomas Cox Architects.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-43YRjOclE3Q/UysZRlbS0MI/AAAAAAAACeY/BSEVMzzOTxM/s1600/amlimdr.jpg

blackcat23
Mar 25, 2014, 1:17 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned but the old Fung Lum restaurant by Universal Studios is now fenced off and being prepped for demotion, to be later replaced by a 500 room hotel.

http://insideuniversal.net/2014/03/fung-lum-restaurant-slated-for-demolition/

Excellent. Seems like it's been a while since we've heard anything about the Universal project.

caligrad
Mar 25, 2014, 7:43 PM
^^^ Thanks for that info about Marina Del Rey. That Project actually made the news yesterday, I was at the doctors office and I think it was channel 11. Well as to be expected. The residents of Marina Del Rey are already fighting it to some extent. They kept showing an interview with a lady who doesn't want it because it will 1. Increase traffic, 2. reduce her privacy because the plan also calls for the entire bikepath/walkway around the marina to be open to the public and her house currently sits on the lone private section of the walkway and 3. because there is a bird that.....ISNT native to the area but likes to hang out in the area..... and shes scared that it may leave and never come back................ :???:

caligrad
Mar 25, 2014, 7:47 PM
Jut fully read it....I see TCA designed this one too......my god they must be making BANK right now. They are some how part of a lot of LAs new housing developments....... I wonder if they are hiring HAHA

brudy
Mar 26, 2014, 4:43 PM
Jut fully read it....I see TCA designed this one too......my god they must be making BANK right now. They are some how part of a lot of LAs new housing developments....... I wonder if they are hiring HAHA

I'm not sure how that happens. They must be dirt-cheap or developers go to them now that they're perceived to be effective. Who knows. God knows they shouldn't be doing this much work here, since it's all so bland.

caligrad
Mar 26, 2014, 5:56 PM
I'm not sure how that happens. They must be dirt-cheap or developers go to them now that they're perceived to be effective. Who knows. God knows they shouldn't be doing this much work here, since it's all so bland.

My only conclusion is that they have been able to give developers the biggest bang for their buck..... basically the cheapest firm to work with who are able to cram as many apt/condos into a single building and do it on the cheap....... I think some LA based firms, or other firms for that matter, need to do some more marketing because TCA is going to control the whole basin in a few short years if others don't step up to the plate and jump on the boom before its gone.

colemonkee
Mar 26, 2014, 11:47 PM
Personally I hope they are making a ton of money, cash out, retire and move to Florida very, very soon.

chris08876
Mar 27, 2014, 12:25 AM
Here's How Cornfield Park Will Look After Its Huge Makeover

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/533345aaf92ea10c8401b71e/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-26%20at%202.08.22%20PM.png

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/533345acf92ea10c8401b728/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-26%20at%202.07.59%20PM.png

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/533345aef92ea10c8401b732/Screen%20Shot%202014-03-26%20at%202.11.28%20PM.png

Chinatown-adjacent LA State Historic Park (aka the Cornfield) has had its multimillion-dollar renovation pushed back several times now, but on the tail of the park's March 15 groundbreaking, it will really, really, for real close in April, reports the Downtown News. The renovation, estimated at $20 million, is expected to take a year to finish, and when the park reopens it will be clear that the space—which opened as a temporary park in 2005—is here to stay: on-site parking, bathrooms, about two acres of wetland space, space for farmers' markets, a citrus grove, and lots of nods to the site's railway history. Though it will be hard to have such a huge (and popular) park out of commission, the city is going to get something so much more useful in the end.
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Bianca Barragan
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/heres_how_the_cornfield_park_will_look_after_its_huge_makeover.php

losangelesnative
Mar 27, 2014, 12:51 AM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/warner_centers_getting_a_huge_mixeduse_highrise_hood.php#more
WARNER CENTER HIGHRISE HOOD!!! :)

JDRCRASH
Mar 27, 2014, 2:22 AM
Here's How Cornfield Park Will Look After Its Huge Makeover



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Bianca Barragan
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/heres_how_the_cornfield_park_will_look_after_its_huge_makeover.php

Im not sure i would consider the Cornfield SH Park part of the "metro", Chris. In my next update of the Downtown thread (this weeked), i'm gonna include the park on page 1.

But thanks for the update, anyway!!

blackcat23
Mar 28, 2014, 1:13 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/seven-stories-of-mixed-use-headed.html

New 268-unit development proposed across from Wilshire/Normandie Station. Architect appears to be the Archeon Group. The land is owned by Jamison Services.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--alVtYh9cYM/UzOGofgxwGI/AAAAAAAACiU/9gD64o0MuYo/s800/645ardmore.PNG

Muji
Mar 28, 2014, 7:02 PM
That's really good news. There is no place for a surface lot that large less than a block away from Wilshire/Normandie. The main concern I have is with its enormous size, which could be risky. Do we know if the two existing buildings facing Wilshire and Sixth are going to be demolished?

inSaeculaSaeculorum
Mar 28, 2014, 7:11 PM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/03/warner_centers_getting_a_huge_mixeduse_highrise_hood.php#more
WARNER CENTER HIGHRISE HOOD!!! :)

This could be a fantastic vertical suburb if such a project pans out along with a Orange line LRT upgrade sometime in the future. I always thought the west valley was a nice area.

blackcat23
Mar 29, 2014, 2:12 PM
That's really good news. There is no place for a surface lot that large less than a block away from Wilshire/Normandie. The main concern I have is with its enormous size, which could be risky. Do we know if the two existing buildings facing Wilshire and Sixth are going to be demolished?

I haven't seen plans, but the zone change application spanned the entire lot between Wilshire and 6th Street. As far as I know, both buildings are owned by Jamison, so they're probably fair game.

As long as they leave BCD Tofu House alone, I'm cool with it.

Illithid Dude
Mar 29, 2014, 7:19 PM
I haven't seen plans, but the zone change application spanned the entire lot between Wilshire and 6th Street. As far as I know, both buildings are owned by Jamison, so they're probably fair game.

As long as they leave BCD Tofu House alone, I'm cool with it.

I've had some incredible late night drunk experiences at BCD Tofu House. They better preserve it.

blackcat23
Mar 31, 2014, 1:13 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/03/what-to-expect-from-warner-centers.html

More renderings of the Rocketdyne project.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YRIZQXtUwkU/UzTbJRJNJvI/AAAAAAAACjE/ptJgs5eODrM/s1600/la_warner_19.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-4q_egkD764g/UzTdjZI3uwI/AAAAAAAACjg/3pK8NdF8qjA/s1600/la_warner_8.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cED_rz_xedk/UzTc5qxztdI/AAAAAAAACjY/7phoEzpYJF4/s1600/la_warner_17.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aQueMOK6Ic4/UzTc4RvSSNI/AAAAAAAACjQ/h_2smqRiAIY/s1600/la_warner_18.jpg

caligrad
Apr 1, 2014, 4:13 PM
^^^ I like it. I had to look up where this will be located and the area around it.....this will be huge improvement for the immediate area. adding some density.

Wally West
Apr 1, 2014, 4:24 PM
^^^ I like it. I had to look up where this will be located and the area around it.....this will be huge improvement for the immediate area. adding some density.

The Rockeydyne proposal would seriously create a serious dense core in the Warner Center area. I'm sure this proposal would persuade Westfield into developing the two high rise towers that was in their original plans.

Not to mention, these high density proposals in the area may propel Metro and LA County voters to convert the Orange Line into light rail.

I'm pretty excited for the future of the SFV now.

DistrictDirt
Apr 1, 2014, 6:16 PM
The Rockeydyne proposal would seriously create a serious dense core in the Warner Center area. I'm sure this proposal would persuade Westfield into developing the two high rise towers that was in their original plans.

Not to mention, these high density proposals in the area may propel Metro and LA County voters to convert the Orange Line into light rail.

I'm pretty excited for the future of the SFV now.

I'm not in the Valley often but my wife and I make the trip a couple times a year when she's craving Sri Lankan food- there's a couple of restaurants up there.

Anyway, we went this past weekend and I noticed that everything felt more...spruced up. Driving up White Oak, it looks like the city repaved and striped bike lanes. A lot of the single family homes looked like they had also received new coats of paint. Everything was clean and tidy. I still would probably never leave a walkable neighborhood like Downtown for the Valley but its the first time I found myself thinking "hey this looks (dare I say it) nice!"

Wally West
Apr 1, 2014, 7:32 PM
I'm not in the Valley often but my wife and I make the trip a couple times a year when she's craving Sri Lankan food- there's a couple of restaurants up there.

Anyway, we went this past weekend and I noticed that everything felt more...spruced up. Driving up White Oak, it looks like the city repaved and striped bike lanes. A lot of the single family homes looked like they had also received new coats of paint. Everything was clean and tidy. I still would probably never leave a walkable neighborhood like Downtown for the Valley but its the first time I found myself thinking "hey this looks (dare I say it) nice!"

I've lived in the Valley for a decent amount of my life and it's hard to not notice that the Valley has some solid bones in order to be an ideal area. The homes and neighborhoods throughout the Valley are pretty nice. But the Valley fails when it comes to its major streets. The major streets in the Valley are full of liquor shops, crappy looking apartments, and strip malls. If the Valley started to improve its main streets, I'm sure people would begin to consider it as a serious contender as an ideal place to live in LA.

If North Hollywood continues to gentrify, these Warner Center projects go through, and if Van Nuys Blvd. finally gets its act together, the Valley could even be...a cool destination (that sentence felt weird to type).

Valyrian Steel
Apr 2, 2014, 1:21 AM
First Look at 34-Story Tower Planned For Wilshire/Barrington

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/533b5038f92ea13b920236e8/CL.gif

Tonight, the persnickety planning and land use management committee of the West LA Neighborhood Council takes up the issue of the proposed 34-story tower at Wilshire and Stoner Avenue (near Barrington) in Brentwood. The project from developer California Landmark has a lot going for it: it's on the site of an abandoned Pavilions grocery store; it includes a one-story, Wilshire-facing retail building (replacing part of a surface parking lot); and the design is, well, inoffensive, judging by these renderings from the developer. What might scare the PLUM committee is, of course, potential TRAFFIC! generated by people traveling to and from the tower's 376 units and 4,700 square feet of commercial space, but maybe they'll be reminded that residential buildings produce less traffic than an equivalent office tower or shorter retail building. California Landmark also did a pretty nice job at the nearby (and very pricey) the bw mixed-user, which opened last year just up the block, at Wilshire and Barrington, replacing an empty lot.

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http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/04/first_look_at_34story_tower_planned_for_wilshirebarrington.php

caligrad
Apr 2, 2014, 4:45 AM
^^^ A box.... a box that I can live with. I like it.

Illithid Dude
Apr 2, 2014, 5:09 AM
Much better than the vacant supermarket currently there, and so close to me! I like it!

caligrad
Apr 2, 2014, 2:23 PM
Another reason why the Subway needs to go all the way to Santa Monica.

circuitfiend
Apr 2, 2014, 6:52 PM
Lots of activity this a.m. at the 10000 Sta Mon site. This, after sitting empty for several months while Crescent Heights got their new people on the job.

A small trailer with what looks like two offices has been moved into the corner where all the electrical was installed months ago. A forklift and cherry picker are being used to remove some of the "decorative" fencing separating the property from the high rise next door. They're being careful, since I'm sure it will have to be reinstalled once contruction is complete.

I'll take some pics once we see more concrete evidence of serious construction. :cheers:

Illithid Dude
Apr 2, 2014, 9:05 PM
Awesome! It's great that that empty lot is going to finally get filled up, and by a 40 story tower no less!

caligrad
Apr 5, 2014, 4:20 PM
Well some news coming from Long Beach. The old building on the site for the proposed 18 story and 31 story towers has been demolished, fencing is up and there was some heavy machinery parked near the site mid day yesterday. This thing is moving kinda fast. I thought there would be more opposition by the community since it will be sitting next to a couple of blocks full of 2 story apartments. Another thing about this project that I think many people in central LA and the west side would appreciate is that this building will have laxed parking requirements. The only thing the community was worried about when it was first proposed years ago since the neighborhood around it is old and relies on street parking.

blackcat23
Apr 7, 2014, 3:33 PM
Construction progress on Runway at Playa Vista, as of this weekend.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--SpwcC1FEz8/U0B4Zs7c1_I/AAAAAAAACmc/FjOONUAzZm8/s900/DSC02674.JPG
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/04/playa-vistas-mixed-use-runway-filling.html

A little too internally focused for my liking, but it kind of has to be given the surroundings.

dweebo2220
Apr 7, 2014, 9:15 PM
At CicLAvia, a non-architecture-interested friend of mine who had never seen Wilshire/La Brea exclaimed "it looks like the world headquarters of Panera Bread."

ChelseaFC
Apr 8, 2014, 7:10 PM
$1.6 billion overhaul of Universal Studios Hollywood will remake 70% of the park by 2016, including two 500-room hotels.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/business/media/a-makeover-of-universal-studios-hollywood-aims-to-catch-up-to-disney.html

Wally West
Apr 8, 2014, 8:18 PM
$1.6 billion overhaul of Universal Studios Hollywood will remake 70% of the park by 2016, including two 500-room hotels.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/business/media/a-makeover-of-universal-studios-hollywood-aims-to-catch-up-to-disney.html

I actually visited the park yesterday and I wouldn't suggest anyone to visit the park until construction is done. The rides are still easily accessible and none are shut down at the moment but the ongoing construction makes the park feel even tinier and less immersive.

This new Harry Potter land is really going to change the park but I'm unsure how it'll tie into the theme of movie making though.

bobcat
Apr 8, 2014, 11:29 PM
$1.6 billion overhaul of Universal Studios Hollywood will remake 70% of the park by 2016, including two 500-room hotels.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/09/business/media/a-makeover-of-universal-studios-hollywood-aims-to-catch-up-to-disney.html

I've heard demolition of the Fung Lum restaurant for a hotel has already begun.

colemonkee
Apr 8, 2014, 11:42 PM
I have fond memories of the Fung Lum. We rented it out in college and a party goer at the event broke off part of the decorative wooden sculpture out front. It was not cheap to repair.

StethJeff
Apr 9, 2014, 5:18 AM
At CicLAvia, a non-architecture-interested friend of mine who had never seen Wilshire/La Brea exclaimed "it looks like the world headquarters of Panera Bread."

Clearly CicLAvia doesn't see it this way:
https://www.facebook.com/ciclavia?ref=ts&fref=ts

blackcat23
Apr 9, 2014, 1:17 PM
This is under construction on the Miracle Mile, just behind Desmond's Tower.

Seven stories, 175 one and two bedroom units.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_0-SzHZs8eI/U0B3cAup1II/AAAAAAAACmY/JVLO-MQZ7kk/s800/des2b.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BtnUPKtgfmY/U0SsXVu3DiI/AAAAAAAACn4/KRmnqR8L_vM/s800/DSC02685.JPG

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/04/miracle-mile-apartments-gradually.html

circuitfiend
Apr 9, 2014, 3:47 PM
10000 Sta Mon seems to be full steam ahead.

Crescent Heights sent our building mgmt a memo stating the project would take 30 months and work is beginning now. That was over a week ago. Since then, there has been increased activity on the lot everyday.

Today, we have dumptrucks taking away the huge pile of dirt in the center of the lot, which was excavated by the previous contractor for, presumably, the crane foundations. It'll be interesting to see what comes of that.

Also, the fence on Moreno has been moved to the curb, so no sidewalk on the west side of Moreno, which is the same side BHHS is on. That is where they have set up the construction trailer.

I'll take a pic later this afternoon so we can see how much gets done today.

Ooooo...so exciting! :D

blackcat23
Apr 9, 2014, 6:50 PM
Excellent news, although this isn't the first time we've gone down this road.

LAsam
Apr 9, 2014, 10:20 PM
First major construction in Century City since The Century condo tower. If this gets under way in earnest along with the two Century Hotel towers we could see a mini-boom in Century City. Not to mention the Westfield tower and Constellation/Avenue of the Stars tower.

JDRCRASH
Apr 9, 2014, 11:07 PM
Excellent news, although this isn't the first time we've gone down this road.

With a memo sent to neighboring property management? IDK this sounds like it could really be legit.

losangelesnative
Apr 9, 2014, 11:33 PM
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/04/giant_pit_appears_at_site_of_longsleepy_10000_smb_tower.php#more
recent photos from curbed on 10000 santa monica

ChelseaFC
Apr 10, 2014, 1:01 AM
Drive by the site every day. It's definitely happening.

blackcat23
Apr 10, 2014, 1:18 PM
http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-property-report-20140410,0,948715.story#axzz2yULNIiGe

Plans unveiled for $200-million Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria hotel

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Designs for the long-anticipated Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria, the luxury chain's first new U.S. outpost west of Chicago, have been unveiled with a flourish by local hotelier Beny Alagem.

The 12-story Waldorf Astoria will stand at the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire boulevards next to the Beverly Hilton hotel. It will be a flagship for the Hilton company's top hotel brand, said Christopher Nassetta, chief executive of Hilton Worldwide.

"When we are done, this will be one of the great hotels in the world," he said. "We have been working with Beny on this project for nearly a decade."

Preliminary work is underway, and the grand hotel is expected to open in 2017....

City officials have to approve the final architectural design of the Waldorf Astoria before construction can begin, Alagem said.

The hotel will cost more than $200 million and be developed by Alagem's company, Alagem Capital Group, and clients of Guggenheim Partners, a prominent investment firm. It's part of Alagem's planned $500-million project on the Hilton site that will also eventually include two residential towers.

Alagem's vision is to make the 170-room Waldorf Astoria one of the biggest five-star hotels in Beverly Hills, projecting both Hollywood glamour and airy California cool....

The building was conceived by architecture firm Gensler and interior designer Pierre-Yves Rochon, which were faced with the challenge of making the Waldorf Astoria complementary in appearance to the 1950s-vintage Beverly Hilton.

The new hotel will be clad in curving white stone inspired by Streamline Moderne style with bronze accents. Guest rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto landscaped private balconies. The rooftop swimming pool deck will include greenery, cabanas and a bar and grill exclusive to hotel guests.

There will be an upscale restaurant open to the public, stores including jeweler Graff Diamonds and a Waldorf Astoria Spa. The hotel will also include meeting space and a ballroom that will hold as many as 200 people.

Illithid Dude
Apr 10, 2014, 7:24 PM
Between that tower and the 12 story Richard Meier apartments going up on the other side of the Beverly Wilshire, that block is sure gonna have a lot of construction on it.

Muji
Apr 10, 2014, 8:18 PM
So far, I really like Gensler's Waldorf Astoria design. Beverly Hills has one of the best collections of Modernist architecture in the region, and the Waldorf Astoria pays homage to it quite nicely.

blackcat23
Apr 14, 2014, 1:15 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/04/loca-designed-apartments-to-rise-near.html

This is a four-story/42 unit apartment building, proposed for the surface parking lot behind the Dominguez-Wilshire Building. Designed by LOHA.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-LJpO4SWqcSI/U0odd6Mi7gI/AAAAAAAACpQ/0sIsJse7dkA/s900/lohadominguez.PNG

colemonkee
Apr 14, 2014, 2:54 PM
That's right by Busby's East, no? Which will be just a very short walk from a Purple Line stop in a few years. Bit of a waste to have all that parking there, in my opinion. Still, not a bad design. Glad to see a LOHA design in place of a TCA one.

brudy
Apr 14, 2014, 4:21 PM
That looks to be a great looking building! Very nice. And a cast stone facade? Somehow they can make it 'pencil out' here but we're stuck with the suburban TCA garbage downtown?

Muji
Apr 15, 2014, 12:00 AM
As nice as the LOHA-designed building looks, it doesn't strike me as a worthwhile project for the area. Its layout, with plenty of surface parking and wide setbacks, is simply too suburban for its location. It will take a while, but there will be eventually be a subway station only two blocks away at Wilshire/La Brea.

In a tiny update, the first phase of K2LA on Berendo St. south of Wilshire is wrapping up. It seems like all they have left to do is finish the landscaping. The building is unremarkable, but they've done an above average job with the ground floor considering that it's on a side street. They've planted lots of trees, there are two groups of nice bike racks, the lobby is spacious, and it looks like the garage will eventually be nicely hidden by vines.

http://urbandiachrony.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/img_2426-e1397519139804.jpg

Steve2726
Apr 15, 2014, 4:06 PM
Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws


Christopher Hawthorne rightfully skewers the latest incarnation of the Motion Picture Museum. Something's gone horribly wrong since the earlier renderings were released. It looks like one of the nuclear reactors down by Camp Pendleton. (And not in a good way.)

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-academy-museum-design-20140415,0,4250467.story#axzz2yyIidNfN



http://www.trbimg.com/img-534c90c0/turbine/la-la-et-lacma-film-museum-01-jpg-20140414/600

brudy
Apr 15, 2014, 4:11 PM
So far, I really like Gensler's Waldorf Astoria design. Beverly Hills has one of the best collections of Modernist architecture in the region, and the Waldorf Astoria pays homage to it quite nicely.

Feels like a genuine LA design to me, in terms of the modernist references. It's really great and as well as appropriate for BH.

brudy
Apr 15, 2014, 4:12 PM
Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws


Christopher Hawthorne rightfully skewering the latest incarnation of the Motion Picture Museum. Something has gone horribly wrong since the earlier renderings were released. It looks like one of the nuclear reactors down by Camp Pendleton. (And not in a good way.)

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-academy-museum-design-20140415,0,4250467.story#axzz2yyIidNfN



http://www.trbimg.com/img-534c90c0/turbine/la-la-et-lacma-film-museum-01-jpg-20140414/600

Or like a sculpture of a pig's head (side view). I liked the earlier renderings but have no idea what happened here...eesh.

Wilcal
Apr 15, 2014, 5:03 PM
Or like a sculpture of a pig's head (side view). I liked the earlier renderings but have no idea what happened here...eesh.


Brudy,
is it possible for you to post the earlier rendering? I read the article in this mornings Times, and now that you mention it it does look different. I was never attracted to the original domed structure, and now I am even less so.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Apr 15, 2014, 5:06 PM
im always an optimist, but man, this looks like shit. Scrap it and start over asap

Illithid Dude
Apr 15, 2014, 5:59 PM
Oooof. Wasn't the dome glass before?

bobcat
Apr 15, 2014, 6:21 PM
The new design looks awful. More like something you'd see at a kiddie science center.

Steve2726
Apr 15, 2014, 7:52 PM
Brudy,
is it possible for you to post the earlier rendering? I read the article in this mornings Times, and now that you mention it it does look different.

Here's the earlier look-

http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/516738a2f92ea11899001536/academy4.jpg

WonderlandPark
Apr 15, 2014, 7:58 PM
Never liked either of these, in fact, hated both of them. I hope this dies.

DistrictDirt
Apr 15, 2014, 8:53 PM
Or like a sculpture of a pig's head (side view). I liked the earlier renderings but have no idea what happened here...eesh.

Cannot unsee:

http://i7.minus.com/ibkZJLQ6F6qF5i.png

caligrad
Apr 17, 2014, 5:48 AM
I think this project needs to be scraped and redesigned. I never liked it from the beginning. I liked the all glass one better but it was still fugly. I think both designs aren't using enough of the land they cantilever over. Back to the drawing boards !

milquetoast
Apr 17, 2014, 8:31 AM
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/trolltoast/album%203/k-bigpic.jpg

I see the change in the AMPAS Museum design.
What happened to the glass?

I don't think you realize what you're doing here,
to the motion picture community that still remains
and to the people who hold it dear, like me!

Are you the people who want to drive the final nails
into the coffin that once held a vibrant and productive
film community in this location by constructing this now
aluminum clad mausoleum dedicated to what once was?

Are you the very same people who sat by, watched, and
did nothing as other locations stole away with our product?

I'll say this, YOU WILL NOT DO THIS TO THIS TOWN!
This place has seen too much lazy, cheap construction
and our people deserve NOT to be embarrassed by it!

Go ahead with this redesign and I will make sure this
becomes a sad event in your lives.

Cheryl, this was the preeminent art form of our time,
so nip this in the bud now. Don't go down with this ship!

Questions or comments? You have my numbers.

This is how you contact Cheryl Boone Isaacs
President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

I took a look at Renzo's other stuff, and have seen
some other designs that mimic this one, but he seems
to be accomplished in other ways and I wouldn't mind
some of his designs here in Los Angeles.

So, I'm going to blame the Academy.

brudy
Apr 17, 2014, 3:40 PM
Brudy,
is it possible for you to post the earlier rendering? I read the article in this mornings Times, and now that you mention it it does look different. I was never attracted to the original domed structure, and now I am even less so.

Let me see if I can find it. It was either in the LA Times or possibly in print at the LACMA...

brudy
Apr 17, 2014, 3:41 PM
Oooof. Wasn't the dome glass before?

Yeah, the dome was glass. It still looked a little dated, kinda like a biodome or something, but it wasn't as bad as this. Neither complement the existing building very well (or at all), but the earlier version wasn't so far out. Or as Hitchens put it "tourist architecture."

brudy
Apr 17, 2014, 3:42 PM
Cannot unsee:

http://i7.minus.com/ibkZJLQ6F6qF5i.png

Oh man, that's hilarious.

brudy
Apr 17, 2014, 3:46 PM
I can't embed the image, but you can see the earlier render in the slideshow here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-oscars-museum-20140228,0,1785589.story#axzz2z9uRia1p

ChelseaFC
Apr 17, 2014, 7:13 PM
http://cdn.cstatic.net/images/gridfs/51c0a55ef92ea101a900c962/sunsetbronson2.jpg

Office tower to rise next to historic Hollywood studio

One of Hollywood's biggest landlords is setting the stage for another expansion as the historic heart of the film and broadcast business rises again.

Hudson Pacific Properties, the owner of two neighboring Sunset Boulevard studio lots with golden-era pedigrees, plans to build a 14-story office tower next door to the majestic 1920s landmark building that was once executive headquarters of Warner Bros.

The new office building is to be called the Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios. It will stand at Sunset and Van Ness Avenue, where it will replace an imposing radio antenna touting studio tenant KTLA-TV Channel 5 that stands west of the 101 Freeway. The 150-foot antenna, visible for miles, will be returned to its original location down the block on Sunset.

Unlike most office buildings, the Icon will have a non-uniform exterior — with four textures. The tiered, stacked design by architectural firm Gensler will make way for landscaped outdoor terraces on several levels of the building. Floor-to-ceiling glass will alternate with articulated window walls to enhance views and natural light inside the building.

Work on the building is expected to start by the end of the year, even though Hudson Pacific does not have tenants lined up to occupy it.

"We think there is pent-up demand," said Alex Vouvalides, chief investment officer of Hudson Pacific.

FULL STORY: http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-property-report-20140417,0,1407474.story

73_CXTFAw_s

LosAngelesSportsFan
Apr 17, 2014, 7:14 PM
i like how they capped the 101 already.

The building is interesting and i like it. That once drab, rundown stretch of Sunset is now full of very interesting architecture.

LA21st
Apr 17, 2014, 10:33 PM
That area between Vine and the 101 is becoming a good sized employment district. By 2020 it's going to be unrecognizable.

blackcat23
Apr 18, 2014, 1:33 AM
That area between Vine and the 101 is becoming a good sized employment district. By 2020 it's going to be unrecognizable.

Indeed. If everything keeps to schedule, there should be just over 750,000 square feet of office under construction in that area by years end, with another 500,000 in the planning stages. Even more if you count the Millennium Hollywood.

Hollywood also seems to be getting the lions share of the good looking designs right now.

Quixote
Apr 18, 2014, 1:39 AM
i like how they capped the 101 already.

The building is interesting and i like it. That once drab, rundown stretch of Sunset is now full of very interesting architecture.

That's the field of the Helen Bernstein High School, not the Hollywood Central Park.

The new Sunset/Bronson tower looks nice in both its design and height. It should look great next to the classic Old Warner Brothers Studio. But like every other project in LA, I won't get excited until it actually breaks ground.

WonderlandPark
Apr 18, 2014, 1:54 AM
I am sick of getting c*ck teased by all these projects. This was proposed a few years ago, yawn, a rendering....call me when shovels are digging. Otherwise this is a just another 10-20 year out proposal...yawn.

I am still in shock, really, that Colombia Square is going...and I still half expect only the renovations on the old buildings to actually go, and the residential component to maybe go in 2025 or something...only the 6 story TCA stuff actually gets built in this town, nice and all. But quality construction, bigger density, it just seems impossible to get going.

Outside of a kick a$$ transit system (go Measure 2R!), LA is the city that can't do...look at the Academy LACMA building...dayam that is another train wreck to add to Wilshire Mid-City. Then again, maybe it will languish for 20 years or go away like the Rem Koolhaas LACMA plan from 13 years ago (another non-starter)

/rant (felt good!)

blackcat23
Apr 18, 2014, 1:19 PM
http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/04/las-first-dream-hotel-finally-starts.html

According to Gray Construction, the Dream Hollywood broke ground in March, with work set to wrap up in September 2015. 10-stories/125 feet tall, 182 hotel rooms. Designed by Killefer Flammang.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F7BvVlFdOYA/Us9bhCUwrJI/AAAAAAAAB18/jBtiysKKaq8/s1600/selmahotel.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J-AvkvSA4GY/U09BevkEkuI/AAAAAAAACso/rRwoCc73Zwo/s761/DSC02711.JPG

colemonkee
Apr 18, 2014, 2:38 PM
Can't wait to see this one rise. I wonder what materials they'll use for the facade. Hopefully it's something cool like cor-ten instead of painted stucco.

brudy
Apr 18, 2014, 3:39 PM
Indeed. If everything keeps to schedule, there should be just over 750,000 square feet of office under construction in that area by years end, with another 500,000 in the planning stages. Even more if you count the Millennium Hollywood.

Hollywood also seems to be getting the lions share of the good looking designs right now.

Yeah, the Dream Hotel looks nice too. Very little in downtown (outside of some of the arts district stuff and the Wilshire Grand) are anywhere close to these sadly.

brudy
Apr 18, 2014, 3:40 PM
I am sick of getting c*ck teased by all these projects. This was proposed a few years ago, yawn, a rendering....call me when shovels are digging. Otherwise this is a just another 10-20 year out proposal...yawn.

I am still in shock, really, that Colombia Square is going...and I still half expect only the renovations on the old buildings to actually go, and the residential component to maybe go in 2025 or something...only the 6 story TCA stuff actually gets built in this town, nice and all. But quality construction, bigger density, it just seems impossible to get going.

Outside of a kick a$$ transit system (go Measure 2R!), LA is the city that can't do...look at the Academy LACMA building...dayam that is another train wreck to add to Wilshire Mid-City. Then again, maybe it will languish for 20 years or go away like the Rem Koolhaas LACMA plan from 13 years ago (another non-starter)

/rant (felt good!)

Let's hope the same happens to the latest proposed LACMA redesign. The elevated tarpit, which I think is neat as an intellectual exercise but would be terrible for the LACMA.

blackcat23
Apr 22, 2014, 1:10 PM
Camden Hollywood, as of a few days ago.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I-c-jtGwaBc/U09DhUevuGI/AAAAAAAACs8/iCCitR3SoMU/s900/DSC02703.JPG

http://buildinglosangeles.blogspot.com/2014/04/mixed-use-camden-hollywood-ready-to-go.html

SoCalKid
Apr 22, 2014, 8:01 PM
I'm noticing that there is very rarely any discussion or photos of projects in Santa Monica. I live there and would be happy to do occasional updates, is that something that you guys would care about?

Illithid Dude
Apr 22, 2014, 9:14 PM
Sure! I try to photograph Santa Monica as well every one in a while, but I rarely have the opportunity. There's always so much happening over here, and I'm sure the rest of SSP would love to see it