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ConstructDTLA
Feb 16, 2016, 9:19 PM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1531/24439304624_eaa1993796_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DeBPP7)Century City to Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/DeBPP7) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1476/25045143096_b40f656718_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Ea9Uu1)Glendale to Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/Ea9Uu1) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/749/23366450240_9fbc8a5560_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BAPazJ)Universal Studios & Harry Potter Wizard World (https://flic.kr/p/BAPazJ) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

LosAngelesSportsFan
Feb 16, 2016, 10:19 PM
man, you need to be hired by the LA tourism board. Next time you go out, make sure its the first clear day after a winter storm( if it ever rains again) and your shots would be instant classics.

King Kill 'em
Feb 17, 2016, 12:04 AM
^I went to downtown Glendale for the first time in a few years this weekend and was amazed by all the 7 stories they'd built which are also pretty alright in terms of design. The retail on them had filled up nicely and I highly recommend the chipoltle at Brand and Wilson because they actually give you a reasonable amount of meat on your burrito instead of like two scoops. I actually felt full after eating it.

ChargerCarl
Feb 17, 2016, 12:10 AM
God I love the Wilshire corridor. It's the economic heart of LA and it shows. Great pictures.

BrianMojo
Feb 17, 2016, 12:42 AM
God I love the Wilshire corridor. It's the economic heart of LA and it shows. Great pictures.

Yeah, my thought exactly was that it just shows you how Wilshire is the backbone of LA.

202_Cyclist
Feb 17, 2016, 1:14 AM
God I love the Wilshire corridor. It's the economic heart of LA and it shows. Great pictures.

This shows how much benefit the Purple line would have for the region.

StethJeff
Feb 17, 2016, 1:55 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1531/24439304624_eaa1993796_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DeBPP7)Century City to Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/DeBPP7) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr


Hunter, any similar shots that are pulled back even farther and manage to grab the Wilshire corridor from Westwood or maybe even SaMo?

Btw, stunning shots as always. I've NEVER seen a similar photo from Universal in my years on the internets. Awesome.

King Kill 'em
Feb 17, 2016, 2:34 AM
http://www.planningreport.com/2016/02/16/stewart-neighborhood-integrity-initiative-las-response-unplanned-density-and-insider

If you want to read an article that will have you yelling at your computer, here you go.

NSMP
Feb 17, 2016, 3:32 AM
^Lord, what a maroon

timpdx
Feb 17, 2016, 3:54 AM
Nice pics Hunter, who do you have to sleep with to get such frequent helo rides? :worship:

ConstructDTLA
Feb 17, 2016, 5:13 AM
Hunter, any similar shots that are pulled back even farther and manage to grab the Wilshire corridor from Westwood or maybe even SaMo?

Btw, stunning shots as always. I've NEVER seen a similar photo from Universal in my years on the internets. Awesome.

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Here are some images that show the area, but I really haven't spent much time zooming around non-DTLA landmarks. If its a DTLA request you have, I've got it all.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1611/25053904616_abc4c3fc6e_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EaVNYG)Sunset / La Cienega (https://flic.kr/p/EaVNYG) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1617/24986974151_f85273af4b_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E51LTa)Pacific Design Center (https://flic.kr/p/E51LTa) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/24712603759_28a4a3ce50_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DDLy8a)Santa Monica (https://flic.kr/p/DDLy8a) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1475/24986947461_76c67cabe8_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E51CWZ)Santa Monica (https://flic.kr/p/E51CWZ) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1518/24179415721_9db9b14710_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/CQDPTX)Santa Monica to Downtown Los Angeles (https://flic.kr/p/CQDPTX) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

And technically there is development in all of these images so they are on subject. :cheers:

cesar90
Feb 17, 2016, 5:21 AM
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ChargerCarl
Feb 17, 2016, 7:23 AM
Santa Monica is so under developed.

And that LA Weekly woman is seriously unhinged. Only a tiny fraction of workers even have the option of working remotely from home.

ChargerCarl
Feb 17, 2016, 7:39 AM
God thats so unhinged on so many levels. Why even live in a city when the main benefit is that it enables more face-to-face interaction with other human beings?

blackcat23
Feb 17, 2016, 3:21 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-6901-santa-monica-boulevard

Renderings for Onni's proposed development at 6901 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

Seven stories, 231 apartments, 15,000 sq. ft. retail. Architect is Roschen Van Cleve.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/onni.JPG?itok=yaqWMHZo

NSMP
Feb 17, 2016, 4:27 PM
http://www.planningreport.com/2016/02/16/stewart-neighborhood-integrity-initiative-las-response-unplanned-density-and-insider

If you want to read an article that will have you yelling at your computer, here you go.

I'm going to have a response to this up on the blog later tonight. I'll post it here when ready. Her transit stances are just unbelievable.

timpdx
Feb 17, 2016, 4:28 PM
That woman reminds me why I don't read the LA Weekly, which is the Official State Publication of NIMBYS.

Like this loaded and hyperbolic article:
Venerable Hollywood pub the Cat & Fiddle closed its doors for good last week. The cozy drinking establishment and restaurant had been one of Hollywood’s most iconic destinations for over 32 years, a favorite among locals, expats and entertainment industry folk for its charming patio and Anglophilic, wood-paneled interior.

For many, the closure is just another example of a bigger problem: Hollywood’s swankification and L.A.’s gentrification in general, provoked by greedy property owners and developers' quest for trendier, wealthier clientele.

retina
Feb 17, 2016, 4:38 PM
I'm going to have a response to this up on the blog later tonight. I'll post it here when ready. Her transit stances are just unbelievable.

Really enjoyed the first few posts on the new blog. Keep up the good work.

NSMP
Feb 17, 2016, 4:39 PM
Thanks! I really appreciate that

King Kill 'em
Feb 17, 2016, 5:36 PM
What about her outlandish claim that 13,000 affordable units have been torn down? Like wtf

SimonLA
Feb 17, 2016, 7:06 PM
Jill Stewart also is under the wrong and elitist belief that transit's sole purpose is to cut down on traffic. I hope if this passes, a legal challenge can denude it at least.

ChargerCarl
Feb 17, 2016, 7:38 PM
Jill Stewart also is under the wrong and elitist belief that transit's sole purpose is to cut down on traffic. I hope if this passes, a legal challenge can denude it at least.

I don't know much about transit, but is cutting down on traffic even possible in a place like LA without some sort of congestion charge?

Traffic is just the result of auto-infrastructure being used at capacity, not much different than a crowded subway car.

Just one of those things that people worry about too much.

StethJeff
Feb 17, 2016, 9:46 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/first-look-6901-santa-monica-boulevard

Renderings for Onni's proposed development at 6901 Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood.

Seven stories, 231 apartments, 15,000 sq. ft. retail. Architect is Roschen Van Cleve.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/onni.JPG?itok=yaqWMHZo

One of the better 7-story buildings in a while.

King Kill 'em
Feb 17, 2016, 11:19 PM
One of the better 7-story buildings in a while.

Hollywood always gets better architecture. This is true with 7storys too. I real like the proposal for the one next to Nickelodeon across from the palladium

NSMP
Feb 18, 2016, 12:43 AM
OK the post is up now: "Inside Jill Stewart's One Percenter Bubble"
https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/inside-jill-stewarts-one-percenter-bubble/

Jun
Feb 18, 2016, 7:34 AM
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1473/24986186205_29fe338a80_b.jpg
What is that project being excavated at the bottom left corner?

caligrad
Feb 18, 2016, 8:33 AM
^^^ I was wondering the same when I saw that.

NativeOrange
Feb 18, 2016, 9:27 AM
^^ 6th and Virgil.

http://m.la.curbed.com/archives/2015/05/big_rainbowy_mixed_user_coming_to_virgilsixth_in_koreatown.php

retina
Feb 18, 2016, 6:35 PM
OK the post is up now: "Inside Jill Stewart's One Percenter Bubble"
https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/inside-jill-stewarts-one-percenter-bubble/

If anyone is interested in joining a grassroots movement against this very dangerous initiative:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/greaterLA/

Love to have your viewpoint NSMP

blackcat23
Feb 19, 2016, 3:40 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/new-macarthur-park-development-revealed

New six-story development straddling the lines between Koreatown and MacArthur Park.

180 apartments, 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/4_6.JPG?itok=IGnFSCqD

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/29407th_0.JPG?itok=BCwIUsoP

UserName01010
Feb 19, 2016, 4:25 PM
A 26-story condo tower is proposed at the site of the O.C. Museum of Art

Via LA Times

"A real estate developer is seeking approval from Newport Beach to build a 26-story condominium tower on the current site of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Related California Urban Housing's proposal includes demolishing the single-story museum in Newport Center to make way for Museum House, which would include 100 condos and a two-level subterranean garage.

The tower would be about 295 feet tall, with an additional 20 feet for equipment, plans show."

^ This is in the Fashion Island area. Now, if Related can get their act together regarding the Grand Ave. Project...

202_Cyclist
Feb 19, 2016, 4:30 PM
A 26-story condo tower is proposed at the site of the O.C. Museum of Art

Via LA Times

"A real estate developer is seeking approval from Newport Beach to build a 26-story condominium tower on the current site of the Orange County Museum of Art.

Related California Urban Housing's proposal includes demolishing the single-story museum in Newport Center to make way for Museum House, which would include 100 condos and a two-level subterranean garage.

The tower would be about 295 feet tall, with an additional 20 feet for equipment, plans show."

^ This is in the Fashion Island area. Now, if Related can get their act together regarding the Grand Ave. Project...

This would be amazing news for Orange County. I think both PIMCO and the Irvine Company have new 20-story buildings at Fashion Island. Please post some more info and renderings, as they become available.

UserName01010
Feb 19, 2016, 4:32 PM
This would be amazing news for Orange County. I think both PIMCO and the Irvine Company have new 20-story buildings at Fashion Island. Please post some more info and renderings, as they become available.

You can see their NOP and IS report here: http://www.newportbeachca.gov/pln/CEQA_REVIEW/Museum%20House%20Residential/Museum%20House%20NOP%20and%20IS.pdf

No rendering as of yet, but has a nice site plan and elevation drawing of the proposed tower.

timpdx
Feb 19, 2016, 4:35 PM
^^^ Well, that may well make it the one of the tallest buildings in Orange County. The just completed 200 Spectrum is 323ft. If you include the mechanical penthouse on this you get 315ft. I think there are only 3 or 4 300' towers in the whole county. After the crisis, never heard what happened to the Harrahs tower in Santa Ana, would be a 500 footer IIRC.

UserName01010
Feb 19, 2016, 4:43 PM
^^^ Well, that may well make it the one of the tallest buildings in Orange County. The just completed 200 Spectrum is 323ft. If you include the mechanical penthouse on this you get 315ft. I think there are only 3 or 4 300' towers in the whole county. After the crisis, never heard what happened to the Harrahs tower in Santa Ana, would be a 500 footer IIRC.

OBP recently revamped their website and looks as if they still intend to try ground-breaking. Permit records show they received the green light for their foundation only permit. I went there some time ago and no groundbreaking as of yet.

Link to OBP website: http://www.theonebroadwayplaza.com/

OC currently has three planned high rise residential towers: LTG Platinum Center (chinese company) 348 ft tall in Anaheim, 23 story condo tower in Costa Mesa (266 ft tall), and the aforementioned newport beach proposal.

Wilcal
Feb 19, 2016, 7:01 PM
OK the post is up now: "Inside Jill Stewart's One Percenter Bubble"
https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/inside-jill-stewarts-one-percenter-bubble/

Wow, give her both barrels baby--Jill, good job--good for you!

NSMP
Feb 19, 2016, 7:57 PM
If anyone is interested in joining a grassroots movement against this very dangerous initiative:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/greaterLA/

Love to have your viewpoint NSMP

I'll definitely check it out tonight!

Some of you are probably aware that after the comment collecting Metro did last Fall, they are getting ready to drop their draft expenditure plan for R2 on us at the beginning of March. In advance of that, I put up a primer on the history of the measure thus far and what we know and don't yet know about the capital projects that might get funding from it. I'll have much more to come on this topic next week.
https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/measure-r2-a-primer/

Muji
Feb 19, 2016, 8:07 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/new-macarthur-park-development-revealed

New six-story development straddling the lines between Koreatown and MacArthur Park.

180 apartments, 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.


I'm looking forward to it! As much as I like the Postmodern-ness of the Chung's supermarket building, this is clearly a much better use of that land. I also think it will nicely complement the new-ish Southwestern Law School housing.

timpdx
Feb 20, 2016, 2:03 AM
OK the post is up now: "Inside Jill Stewart's One Percenter Bubble"
https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/inside-jill-stewarts-one-percenter-bubble/

Oh, wow, great blog and great writing. How have I missed this? Jeez. I went to an Ivy League for Planning and am jealous of your excellent writing style! :tup:
Back to reading...

cesar90
Feb 20, 2016, 6:47 AM
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NativeOrange
Feb 21, 2016, 4:49 AM
http://urbanize.la/post/new-macarthur-park-development-revealed

New six-story development straddling the lines between Koreatown and MacArthur Park.

180 apartments, 15,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/4_6.JPG?itok=IGnFSCqD

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/29407th_0.JPG?itok=BCwIUsoP

Wow! Now that is what a stumpy SHOULD look like.

I like the way they broke up the massing, and how each portion has a slightly different style. The street interaction and overall design are actually really nice.

Doctorboffin
Feb 21, 2016, 4:55 AM
^I actually really hate it. I like the one big glass block, but everything else looks super cheap and broken up. It reminds me of something that would be at a golf course.

NSMP
Feb 22, 2016, 1:25 PM
Up now on the blog: Metro Needs to Reconsider the Eastside Subway http://wp.me/p7dE0P-di

With Metro seriously considering fully funding two expensive per-mile and exorbitant per-rider extensions of the Gold Line, they owe it to us all to look at how far they could get with equivalent funding on an Eastside Purple Line.

retina
Feb 22, 2016, 6:02 PM
Up now on the blog: Metro Needs to Reconsider the Eastside Subway http://wp.me/p7dE0P-di

With Metro seriously considering fully funding two expensive per-mile and exorbitant per-rider extensions of the Gold Line, they owe it to us all to look at how far they could get with equivalent funding on an Eastside Purple Line.

Someone needs to get Phil Washington to read your blog.

King Kill 'em
Feb 23, 2016, 4:07 AM
^I actually really hate it. I like the one big glass block, but everything else looks super cheap and broken up. It reminds me of something that would be at a golf course.

I hate it when the stumpies are too long. Ideally they'd never be larger than 3-4 lots.

NativeOrange
Feb 23, 2016, 4:43 AM
I hate it when the stumpies are too long. Ideally they'd never be larger than 3-4 lots.

Exactly. But that's not happening anytime soon. That's why I like the "E" shape of the building, because at least it breaks up the massiveness of it. Plus the street level interaction as well as the fact that they didn't use weird Pac-Man lines across the facade help its case.

jgacis
Feb 23, 2016, 9:03 AM
Pics taken by me on 21 Feb 2016...

PICS I POSTED ON THE LOS ANGELES SKYSCRAPERCITY PAGE

Okay, time to take a break on the drone aerials. Here are the latest pics from last Sunday of the USC Urban Village at STREET-LEVEL.

Facing south near Hoover and W 30th St.
http://s10.postimg.org/6lr3bktzd/P1020327.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/mjzt1po79/full/)

New Fire Station Station No. 15 on the left side
http://s27.postimg.org/4tgb4kj43/P1020329.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nls685fi7/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/4212ej4uj/P1020332.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/r3hnka4hz/full/)

http://s24.postimg.org/5n36uus6t/P1020331.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/te2kcysdt/full/)

http://s11.postimg.org/xs7txicyb/P1020336.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/6hmipla1b/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/3x6hwccaz/P1020338.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/dhq4j81mv/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/yz1dqkswb/P1020344.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/upwnoepmv/full/)

http://s9.postimg.org/ju4b3bci7/P1020346.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/if2qelbez/full/)

http://s7.postimg.org/vea3l3dqj/P1020341.jpg (http://postimage.org/)

http://s10.postimg.org/4xsegax1l/P1020351.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/489m3xwhx/full/)

http://s30.postimg.org/lblwbgf7l/P1020355.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/jjsxgjvul/full/)

http://s11.postimg.org/9ulkktour/P1020362.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/bz5xlwqhb/full/)

http://s14.postimg.org/z25k7194h/P1020363.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/g9tp3gcq5/full/)

http://s28.postimg.org/4ibag21ml/P1020421.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/q4qax306x/full/)

http://s27.postimg.org/97knm1l8j/P1020371.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ydllsvmin/full/)

http://s18.postimg.org/68plaq455/P1020372.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nyr9vrhpx/full/)

Looking westward on W. Jefferson Blvd
http://s29.postimg.org/n5p5bvshz/P1020379.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/retve1vr7/full/)

http://s10.postimg.org/9mrox7dmx/P1020382.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yg18xuwn9/full/)

http://s22.postimg.org/5eq71r9ht/P1020383.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/lpqay2lzh/full/)

http://s11.postimg.org/a6qgdo55f/P1020390.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/o0et2pxqn/full/)

Looking north at the Wilshire Grand Tower under construction across the USC Urban Village courtyard!
http://s14.postimg.org/g2ofpwvap/P1020397.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/4dkg1y4bx/full/)

http://s27.postimg.org/k3qa5zr9f/P1020409.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/slzqabxrz/full/)

http://s29.postimg.org/z93nqxibr/P1020396.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/66pdo3w1v/full/)

http://s30.postimg.org/vxxshaarl/P1020410.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/3xtox07b1/full/)

http://s8.postimg.org/izo088k9x/P1020388.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5vifvjs81/full/)

http://s17.postimg.org/z24oruimn/P1020402.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5mz0iue2z/full/)

http://s22.postimg.org/vre0x9m1d/P1020403.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/68lok92h9/full/)

New Kaufman International Dance Center under construction across the street

http://s11.postimg.org/423zxgjdf/P1020416.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/dzf0qiqz3/full/)

http://s13.postimg.org/n36qm9fo7/P1020417.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/7hpf2b3pv/full/)

http://s10.postimg.org/kqbb2syx5/P1020413.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ecm7zju11/full/)

http://s14.postimg.org/jtpa44b5d/P1020412.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9we9b23jh/full/)

http://s10.postimg.org/58xg9yo5l/P1020415.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/tco7y96md/full/)

More pics walking between Hoover St. and University Ave.

http://s16.postimg.org/ykuks3979/P1020424.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/qfcitxky9/full/)

http://s9.postimg.org/414v3ccun/P1020427.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/4qnnfpde3/full/)

http://s28.postimg.org/7q7jrwji5/P1020436.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/70orfjiyh/full/)

http://s12.postimg.org/khb3x2zvx/P1020433.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/gkxs13ew9/full/)

http://s16.postimg.org/d18mpdt1x/P1020437.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/pfveppkk1/full/)

http://s10.postimg.org/sw093kp8p/P1020440.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/w2usn79ol/full/)


And last...nearby Fertitta Hall

http://s24.postimg.org/mw3kzd16d/P1020324.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/eqlj17cxd/full/)

colemonkee
Feb 23, 2016, 12:50 PM
Wow! That's coming together a lot more quickly than I thought!

BrandonJXN
Feb 23, 2016, 12:57 PM
I must admit that University Village is coming along a lot better than I thought it would. USC has a handle on the whole collegiate Neo Gothic-post modern mish-mash architecture style.

mbb
Feb 23, 2016, 2:03 PM
Just saw the pictures on curbed about the red line pedestrian bridge. One of the complaints is that it reaches 3 out of 4 corners but not the bus stop. Doesn't the metro station have an entrance on either side of the street? Can you go through the metro station to avoid crossing the street at surface level? I know that you then have to go up and down a couple levels to do this, so I'm not making an overall comment on the design of the bridge.

http://la.curbed.com/2016/2/22/11096380/universal-city-red-line-pedestrian-bridge-construction

ChelseaFC
Feb 23, 2016, 3:51 PM
Why is USC starting to build using all these gothic structures? The campus is and always has been Italian Renaissance. Stop trying to be Princeton.

Doctorboffin
Feb 23, 2016, 6:28 PM
When will central projects and construction be back up?

King Kill 'em
Feb 23, 2016, 9:10 PM
Exactly. But that's not happening anytime soon. That's why I like the "E" shape of the building, because at least it breaks up the massiveness of it. Plus the street level interaction as well as the fact that they didn't use weird Pac-Man lines across the facade help its case.

You like the e shape? I actually feel the opposite. It seems like showing off when a building has their amenity deck at the front.

Wally West
Feb 23, 2016, 9:25 PM
Just saw the pictures on curbed about the red line pedestrian bridge. One of the complaints is that it reaches 3 out of 4 corners but not the bus stop. Doesn't the metro station have an entrance on either side of the street? Can you go through the metro station to avoid crossing the street at surface level?

http://la.curbed.com/2016/2/22/11096380/universal-city-red-line-pedestrian-bridge-construction

Yes, there's a tunnel which connects the metro station to that forth corner. But it does seem car-centric to have peds walk 3 corners instead of crossing the street.

It seems typical of Curbed (mostly notably that writer) to use sensational reporting to stir up drama for its stories. I have read the articles Curbed sources regarding the complaints against the bridge but I can't find the specific complaint about the bridge not reaching that 4 corner of the bus stop. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.

And thanks for the great USC update, jgacis.

jgacis
Feb 24, 2016, 2:33 AM
And thanks for the great USC update, jgacis.

You're welcome!

112597jorge
Feb 24, 2016, 3:11 AM
Would anybody be kind enough to tell me where the new downtown la thread can be found? Thanks in advance

UserName01010
Feb 24, 2016, 7:58 AM
Would anybody be kind enough to tell me where the new downtown la thread can be found? Thanks in advance

Link to new thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=221144

blackcat23
Feb 24, 2016, 3:35 PM
Renderings for Blvd 6200 South (http://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-blvd-6200-south)

507 apartments, 60,000 sq. ft. of retail, now replacing a parking lot near Hollywood & Vine.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/2_9.jpg?itok=2i7UGXil

Doctorboffin
Feb 24, 2016, 4:14 PM
The red building isn't too bad by itself, but together... I almost like the parking lot more.

ozone
Feb 24, 2016, 7:01 PM
University Village looks amazing. I'm so waiting for the gentrification of Univ Park.

blackcat23
Feb 25, 2016, 2:25 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/small-lots-homes-retail-underway-eagle-rock

Small-lot houses with retail underway at Eagle Rock and York Boulevards.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/eaglerock.JPG?itok=Hw0hFi18

ChelseaFC
Feb 25, 2016, 8:46 PM
Anyone know what's going in on Santa Monica Blvd west of the 405 between Granville and Westgate?

StethJeff
Feb 26, 2016, 12:57 AM
http://urbanize.la/post/small-lots-homes-retail-underway-eagle-rock

Small-lot houses with retail underway at Eagle Rock and York Boulevards.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/eaglerock.JPG?itok=Hw0hFi18

Infinitely more attractive than what goes in DTLA. This looks more like what's getting built in Santa Monica.

SimonLA
Feb 26, 2016, 8:16 AM
Anyone know what's going in on Santa Monica Blvd west of the 405 between Granville and Westgate?

I believe it's this:
http://www.paulrodriguezarchitect.com/projects/11800-santa-monica-blvd

http://www.paulrodriguezarchitect.com/images/uploads/scene_4-web.jpg

Bikemike
Feb 26, 2016, 8:19 AM
Infinitely more attractive than what goes in DTLA. This looks more like what's getting built in Santa Monica.

This small-lot project is the kind of housing that should be going up in place of those cursed shitboxes polluting every corner of our metro area. I don't think even Santa Monica is doing this stuff. SaMo is doing shitboxes like gangbusters. Ugly ones at that.

blackcat23
Feb 26, 2016, 3:25 PM
Linear Park Opens Along Ballona Creek (http://urbanize.la/post/linear-park-opens-along-ballona-creek)

Designed by SWA, funded by $3 million from the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160214_104255.jpg?itok=GNWcHj2n

colemonkee
Feb 26, 2016, 3:29 PM
^ The rebar over the rock features is just really weird. Otherwise, it's a nice little space.

cargocultpants
Feb 26, 2016, 5:21 PM
You see that at a lot of the little river parklets (specifically some of the other new one by the LA River in the Valley.) It's to stop the rocks from rolling off / getting moved.

^ The rebar over the rock features is just really weird. Otherwise, it's a nice little space.

202_Cyclist
Feb 26, 2016, 6:41 PM
Someone posted this in the Orange County thread of the Pacific West section. I will refrain from commenting on the architecture but OC is growing up.

Irvine Spectrum Center tower will have a twin by 2017

Feb. 25, 2016
Orange Co. Register
By Jeff Collins

http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocregister/o350ux-b88649067z.120160225203519000gv2f1nme.10.jpg
Image courtesy of the Orange Co. Register.


"Orange County’s biggest landlord just upped its office-building binge a notch.

With its newest office high-rise at the Irvine Spectrum Center now 43 percent leased, the Irvine Co. is moving ahead with construction of a twin tower.

At 323 feet, the two 20-story towers will be Orange County’s tallest buildings, creating what company officials call “the Spectrum skyline...”

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/irvine-705816-spectrum-office.html

blackcat23
Feb 26, 2016, 6:55 PM
Anyone know what's going in on Santa Monica Blvd west of the 405 between Granville and Westgate?

LOHA-designed mixed-use development underway on Santa Monica Blvd

147 apartments, 40,000 sq. ft. of retail from CIM Group.

Rendering is a faded scan from LADCP docs, probably doesn't do the project justice.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/cim2.JPG?itok=f4lD3tpu

Steve8263
Feb 26, 2016, 7:15 PM
^^^
I think this is it-

http://loharchitects.com/work/westgate-santa-monica

http://loharchitects.com/content/upload/2-79-1200.jpg

Eightball
Feb 26, 2016, 7:44 PM
^^^ aye that's dope

Muji
Feb 26, 2016, 9:57 PM
^^^ Agreed, that is beautifully-done mixed use. If only we could get something so nice east of Fairfax...

The Milton Street Park looks like a superb addition to the Ballona Creek path, though perhaps it could use a bit more shade. Anyhow, it's great motivation for me to hit that bike path soon.

King Kill 'em
Feb 26, 2016, 10:38 PM
^^^ Agreed, that is beautifully-done mixed use. If only we could get something so nice east of Fairfax...

The Milton Street Park looks like a superb addition to the Ballona Creek path, though perhaps it could use a bit more shade. Anyhow, it's great motivation for me to hit that bike path soon.

There's this one coming to Hollywood I really like

http://urbanize.la/post/upcoming-sunset-boulevard-development-gets-new-renderings

King Kill 'em
Feb 26, 2016, 10:41 PM
This small-lot project is the kind of housing that should be going up in place of those cursed shitboxes polluting every corner of our metro area. I don't think even Santa Monica is doing this stuff. SaMo is doing shitboxes like gangbusters. Ugly ones at that.

But it's far less dense

NativeOrange
Feb 27, 2016, 12:21 AM
LOHA has a great track record. There also the ones behind one of my favorites; the UCLA student and faculty housing project pictured below.

https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/SL11024-Lorcan-OHerlihy-Architects-LOHA-Student-Faculty-Housing-Los-Angeles-_dezeen_936_9.jpg

https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2015/11/SL11024-Lorcan-OHerlihy-Architects-LOHA-Student-Faculty-Housing-Los-Angeles-_dezeen_936_8.jpg

http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5643/be0c/e58e/cee8/fb00/010f/large_jpg/UCLA_Housing_LOHA_8926.jpg?1447280125

http://images.adsttc.com/media/images/5643/bdc5/e58e/cee8/fb00/010e/large_jpg/UCLA_Housing_LOHA_8896.jpg?1447280054
All images were taken by Iwan Baan of Archdaily.com

King Kill 'em
Feb 27, 2016, 12:24 AM
It's the stucco which makes low rises look like shit I believe. Maybe if there was some citywide ordinance that said stucco can't be more than say 25% of a new building's exterior we'd see some better work.

NativeOrange
Feb 27, 2016, 1:19 AM
It's the stucco which makes low rises look like shit I believe. Maybe if there was some citywide ordinance that said stucco can't be more than say 25% of a new building's exterior we'd see some better work.

What I really hate about some of the lesser quality low rises is the complete overuse of the tacky linear additions to the facade. I know it serves a purpose to try and make the facade more interesting and less monolithic, but it never works and looks dated almost immediately.

Here in 8th and Grand is what I'm referring to (the black linear feature)
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5573/18255156443_b86c891277_b.jpg
Pic was posted by Eightball a while back.



To be honest, 8th and Grand at least made the best out of this "trend" by darkening the colors to make it less noticeable.

Busy Bee
Feb 27, 2016, 3:11 AM
http://loharchitects.com/content/upload/2-79-1200.jpg

This is killer. One of the best LA projects I've seen.

caligrad
Feb 27, 2016, 6:21 AM
^^^ I agree, without a doubt one of the best LA has gotten in a very long time.

Before people jump on me for saying this, I'm not a tower fanatic by any means, but I would like to see an architect create some form of a rendition of this in tower form. Not too tall, 30-40 floors. plop it in century city. Would be interesting to look at, especially with the heavy contrast between the black and white.

Busy Bee
Feb 27, 2016, 3:58 PM
Truth be told, I'm an absolute sucker for most Scandinavian looking architecture.

King Kill 'em
Feb 29, 2016, 5:11 AM
Truth be told, I'm an absolute sucker for most Scandinavian looking architecture.

Same. That's why I want Bjarke Ingels to build in LA so badly.

King Kill 'em
Feb 29, 2016, 5:12 AM
Hollywood NIMBYs back with another awful billboard.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcW4p-RUsAApX0e.jpg:large
https://twitter.com/boxbro39/status/704171948310339584

NSMP
Feb 29, 2016, 5:12 PM
Finally got a post up on the Expo Line: Discusses Santa Monica's Residocracy ballot measure, headways on the line, and unexpected developments that have happened since the Expo Line was originally proposed back in the day.

https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/02/29/expo-opens-in-may-will-it-change-everything/

losangelesnative
Feb 29, 2016, 6:33 PM
Netflix expands lease at ICON Hollywood gaining an additional 123,000 square feet giving Netflix the entire building. ICON is apparently yielding the highest rents in Hollywood

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/office/netflixs-big-hollywood-buy-56587

Eightball
Feb 29, 2016, 7:03 PM
^^^ since the new building is 100 % pre leased they or someone else should start building another office tower, right?

losangelesnative
Feb 29, 2016, 7:14 PM
I would imagine so, Hudson Properties owns the lot across the street where that ugly 18 story office tower is supposed to go. (Its that building with like 10 or 14 floors of parking)

I am really hoping they make some design changes before they break ground on it.

timpdx
Feb 29, 2016, 7:50 PM
During the last cycle, there was a "traditional" (but well done) office building 10-ish stories proposed. Wonder what happened to that one?

King Kill 'em
Mar 1, 2016, 3:13 AM
So yesterday I decided to take a little Biking adventure, going nowhere in particular, and see how many construction sites I could find. The answer: a lot.

4-5 unit complex by North Hollywood station

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1622/25019478309_9e68694637_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E7TneF)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/E7TneF) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1496/25268813472_9e1d2f70f9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EuVgTN)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EuVgTN) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Orange Line adjacent complex

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/24760390563_1c5fcc315b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHZttz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHZttz) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Another complex across from North Hollywood Park, which is a very large, nice, and simple park. One of the best parks in the city.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1677/25360940746_30af442e7e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ED4s85)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ED4s85) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Cool renovated 50s complex

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1631/25360951996_aab2979fae_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ED4vt3)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ED4vt3) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Interesting building going up

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/25387148855_c5f85df36b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFnLT2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFnLT2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Just happened to find this. Cross streets Lankershim and Moorpark

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1518/25360974666_9e70424586_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ED4CcU)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ED4CcU) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Look! A giant waste of money.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1495/25387165675_43a6962b74_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFnRT2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFnRT2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Interesting Hollywood building. No stucco!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1626/25019571029_caf8efef09_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/E7TQNi)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/E7TQNi) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Argyle Hotel

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1473/25091553660_2a14211d69_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EefLJ9)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EefLJ9) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Let's go Manhattanwood!

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1692/25361019496_caefb63e01_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ED4RwQ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ED4RwQ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Love the contrast of new complexes and old here. Too bad it's blurry.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1574/24756600284_9f52cff76f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHE3KW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHE3KW) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

That one cool new building with the staircases.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1535/24760493803_5d991d2c81_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ11az)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ11az) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Icon

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1594/25294186401_4c722869fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Exajo6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Exajo6) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1643/24760511403_f8e40bc3b8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ16p2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ16p2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Somewhat smoggy day

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1509/25387242785_195d8db21c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFofNv)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFofNv) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

A lot of commercial streets in LA are filthy as hell with nothing but rundown strip malls and parking lots. Trash litters the sidewalks and streets, and billboards above the stumpy buildings attempt to distract you from how bad it is around. After biking down Western, I realize it's probably the trashiest street in the city and needs some major fixing up. Still, I saw this new looking complex on it. Not beautiful by any means but definetely better than other stuff around it. Also it's all 3-4 bedrooms. Could that means it's an affordable housing complex?

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1527/25387245945_ee6c025cce_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFogJZ)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFogJZ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/24760524273_66872836f7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1adV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1adV) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Weirdest KFC in the world

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1489/24760549143_c61f7607ed_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1hBH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1hBH) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Boring design

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/24756667564_3afb09e117_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHEoKW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHEoKW) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

This could make an amazing adaptive reuse. Western and Beverly

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1531/25361103956_68a0ab1a32_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ED5hD3)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ED5hD3) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

I swear it's the same design as the other one

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1583/25269006802_411bd2a491_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EuWgn5)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EuWgn5) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1500/24760572013_59a63fa9fb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1pq2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1pq2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Looks like a small lot subdivision in Koreatown. They could've definitely gone denser here but it's cool to have a mix of densities like this.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1504/25269018172_2ff261e5c2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EuWjK7)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EuWjK7) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

7-story on a giant lot spanning a whole block. yuck

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/25294264511_79e83c5e2d_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ExaHAP)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ExaHAP) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Something else a block over

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1543/24760584483_7ab638fb85_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1t82)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1t82) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1524/24756698064_bbc26d704f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHExPN)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHExPN) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Really like these new buildings by Vermont Beverly station. I love how they made several small 7-stories on the block, instead of one giant monster.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1616/25269037462_535aa7d63b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EuWqtG)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EuWqtG) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1471/25294299231_e86d90370a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ExaTVr)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ExaTVr) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

That one highrise. You know which one I'm talking about.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1678/25387368245_a49fbe9079_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFoU6B)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFoU6B) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1684/24760657283_5dfa03bd24_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1QLc)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ1QLc) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

That detail.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1587/25387386805_60dbf2b10c_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFoZBB)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFoZBB) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Westlake complex and cool brick building

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1495/24756774584_3af03008b2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHEWz7)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHEWz7) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

Valencia

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1517/24760689213_6013fd1dbb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DJ21fH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DJ21fH) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

A newly restored building and the construction of what will be the ugliest 7-story we've ever seen, other than Palmer's crap of course, 6th and Bixel.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1457/25387426675_19020cfddd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFpct2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFpct2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1627/25294403601_f2ac5eb057_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ExbqWV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/ExbqWV) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1656/25387455765_426d6b9d92_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EFpm7z)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/EFpm7z) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1673/25294429011_8c8ae0f9e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Exbyv2)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Exbyv2) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1515/24756865774_5fa08aa3a3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/DHFpFm)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/DHFpFm) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

timpdx
Mar 1, 2016, 3:26 AM
Here is the story on that KFC you shot, an old 1990 article, but tells the tale

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-07-05/news/vw-323_1_kentucky-fried-chicken

and I'm happy to see they are keeping it up, it was looking like crap a decade ago

King Kill 'em
Mar 1, 2016, 3:37 AM
Here is the story on that KFC you shot, an old 1990 article, but tells the tale

http://articles.latimes.com/1990-07-05/news/vw-323_1_kentucky-fried-chicken

and I'm happy to see they are keeping it up, it was looking like crap a decade ago

Wow amazing. Thanks for sharing

Eightball
Mar 1, 2016, 5:40 AM
are the last few photos more Palmer or no?

blackcat23
Mar 1, 2016, 3:47 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/large-residential-retail-complex-planned-san-pedro

Six-story development planned in San Pedro. 403 apartments, 5,200 sq. ft. of retail space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/sanpedro.JPG?itok=G1YuSXa2

LA21st
Mar 1, 2016, 8:23 PM
Western Ave, at least from Wilshire to Hollywood isn't mostly strip malls. There's alot more 1-2 story commercial buildings than strip malls. Is it gritty? Yes. But it's no different than commerical streets of chicago.

I think LA being some sort of strip mall haven is really overblown on these types of forums. In comparison to the other newer/subbelt cities, LA does pretty well on it's commercial streets.

I look at places like Dallas, Houston etc on google maps and it' hard to imagine people walking anywhere on it's commercial streets.

King Kill 'em
Mar 1, 2016, 11:51 PM
are the last few photos more Palmer or no?

thankfully no but still a terrible design. The bright side is the retail should be good.
http://urbanize.la/post/redesigned-bixel-6th-development-rendered

King Kill 'em
Mar 2, 2016, 12:04 AM
Western Ave, at least from Wilshire to Hollywood isn't mostly strip malls. There's alot more 1-2 story commercial buildings than strip malls. Is it gritty? Yes. But it's no different than commerical streets of chicago.

I think LA being some sort of strip mall haven is really overblown on these types of forums. In comparison to the other newer/subbelt cities, LA does pretty well on it's commercial streets.

I look at places like Dallas, Houston etc on google maps and it' hard to imagine people walking anywhere on it's commercial streets.

Sometimes 1 story commercial buildings aren't much better than strip malls though.

losangelesnative
Mar 2, 2016, 12:12 AM
Century Plaza renovation is supposed to begin today

timpdx
Mar 2, 2016, 12:26 AM
We'll see if this gets anywhere, the key word is unsolicited otoh the city is at least listening

from CurbedLA

Earlier this month, developer Townscape Partners and the architecture firm Gehry Partners presented an unsolicited plan to the Beverly Hills City Council to build a huge mixed-use campus that would include hip office space, a five-star hotel, retail, and a three-acre public park on about seven acres of land that is, for the most part, owned by the city (a small portion is privately held). The Beverly Hills Courier reports that the council is expected to approve an agreement at their meeting tonight that should help this unexpected and enormous project take a big step forward.

http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/1/11136634/beverly-hills-frank-gehry-townscape-partners

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NativeOrange
Mar 2, 2016, 2:27 AM
So he plans on using the exact same design element (the upside down hammock thing) for the amphitheater in millennium park Chicago?

NSMP
Mar 2, 2016, 3:43 PM
Cal State Northridge is fighting for BRT on Nordhoff and Reseda, moving Northridge Metrolink Station to improve campus access: https://redlinereader.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/csun-calls-for-improved-service-for-campus-commuters/

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