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AndrewK
May 9, 2016, 6:31 PM
Mid-rise office building starts work in Culver City (http://urbanize.la/post/site-prep-begins-culver-city-creative-offices)

IDS Real Estate Group + Gensler. Seven-story, 132-foot tall building with 280,000 square feet of office space.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/1_c3.jpg?itok=wlLamKHG

Centre Pompidou called, it wants its escalators back.

blackcat23
May 9, 2016, 7:32 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/loha-designed-multifamily-building-nears-completion

LOHA-designed apartment complex nearing completion in Koreatown.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/20160507_101634%280%29.jpg?itok=HCDNeigT

King Kill 'em
May 9, 2016, 9:01 PM
^looks even better than in the rendering

ChargerCarl
May 9, 2016, 10:57 PM
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StethJeff
May 10, 2016, 1:23 AM
It's amazing to see how much excitement can be generated by neon-colored external stairs. Am I the only one who sees a gimmick rather than some sort of architectural high art deserving of such idiotic praise? Maybe I just don't get it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

a9l8e7n
May 10, 2016, 4:35 PM
Playa Vista "The Brickyard"

Looks like the glass installation will be taking way soon.
http://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7205/26662625110_10a878af48_b.jpg

http://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7208/26935856535_04a4dcd113_b.jpg

http://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7448/26662624790_eaa392589e_b.jpg

ChargerCarl
May 10, 2016, 5:40 PM
It's amazing to see how much excitement can be generated by neon-colored external stairs. Am I the only one who sees a gimmick rather than some sort of architectural high art deserving of such idiotic praise? Maybe I just don't get it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It reminds me of chutes and ladders :\

caligrad
May 10, 2016, 10:11 PM
^^^ Yeah I think its odd how the layout of the exterior stairs make you walk halfway across the building just to go up or down.

It's amazing to see how much excitement can be generated by neon-colored external stairs. Am I the only one who sees a gimmick rather than some sort of architectural high art deserving of such idiotic praise? Maybe I just don't get it? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No. You're right. I was thinking the same. The building is already a basic yet interesting design. The colored/randomly placed stairs just add clutter to a building that already has a few too many things going on. Looks like it should be in Weho or Santa Monica rather than Culver City.

Looking at the interior shots, there are WAY too many stairs in this thing, to the point that the exterior hanging stairs seem like an unnecessary cost, all in the name of trying to make a box look more than what it is.

bzcat
May 10, 2016, 10:15 PM
Proposed master plan for 20th Century Fox Studios revealed (http://urbanize.la/post/fox-studios-plans-future-development)

Upwards of 1.1-million square feet of production and office space, including high-rise buildings of up to 475 feet in height. Buildout would occur over 20 years.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/proposed1.jpg?itok=kMkqITmI

This should create a lot more jobs in LA :tup:

The only thing I would suggest is for Fox to build the underground parking (almost 4,000 new spaces) in phases. The Wilshire line subway will make its way to Century City before most of these building projects will be finished - and the Sepulveda line and Crenshaw line norther extension may be too if Measure R3 passes this November. And congestion charges in West LA seem inevitable by 2030 due to autonomous cars making traffic much worse in the area. I really question how many more employees at Fox will want (or can afford) to commute by single occupant car by 2030. I foresee lots of empty expensive underground parking tombs if they build that many spaces all at once.

It maybe better to just rent excess parking spaces from other buildings in the area. I think between the CAA building, Westfield, Century Plaza, Fox Plaza, and the former MGM building, there are at least 10,000 surplus daytime parking spaces in Century City.

cesar90
May 12, 2016, 3:55 AM
today

http://i.imgur.com/pOOy1X1.jpg

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RST500
May 12, 2016, 6:28 PM
Anyone know what the construction site on Wilshire and La Brea where the Bank of America used to be is? I hope not another 7 story shit box.

SimonLA
May 12, 2016, 6:35 PM
Anyone know what the construction site on Wilshire and La Brea where the Bank of America used to be is? I hope not another 7 story shit box.

Maybe for the subway? They're really in the thick of construction now, especially for the La Brea station.

https://cdn1.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/iVLoqyYj2s3kXD-41t2b85mtiCQ=/0x600/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/5109611/La_Brea_Station_conceptual_rendering.0.jpg

colemonkee
May 12, 2016, 8:47 PM
^ It appears to be construction staging for the station. Will probably be mixed use when it's all said and done, and hopefully something pretty dense.

ChargerCarl
May 12, 2016, 8:57 PM
Dumb question, but why do our underground metro station entrances take up so much space? Seems like a waste IMO.

retina
May 12, 2016, 9:03 PM
Dumb question, but why do our underground metro station entrances take up so much space? Seems like a waste IMO.

I think it's mostly due to ADA requirements, elevators and the such. Legacy systems are grandfathered.

ChargerCarl
May 12, 2016, 10:17 PM
Just seems silly that it has to take up an entire corner lot.

Busy Bee
May 12, 2016, 11:23 PM
I think it's mostly due to ADA requirements, elevators and the such. Legacy systems are grandfathered.

ADA requirements don't necessitate the plaza settings that Metro seems to like for their station houses. Required elevators can be and are often located in station entrances integrated into the base of new or existing buildings occupying a fraction of the space plaza entrances take.

Illithid Dude
May 13, 2016, 2:10 AM
One of my favorite proposed projects was just approved in Santa Monica. Seven floors, 249 units, great architecture, replacing a single story retail building and parking lot, and a block from the Expo Line.

http://www.santamonicanext.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2731_KEARCH_Broadway_II_B_160308_Final-1500x750.jpg

http://www.santamonicanext.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/2731_KEARCH_Broadway_II_K_160309_Final-CRANES-1500x750.jpg

Also approved was a sister building that will be fully affordable apartments.

http://www.santamonicanext.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/16-0420-Cover-Rendering-1500x842.jpg

Both designed by Koning Eizenberg

Jun
May 13, 2016, 2:25 AM
^^^ Now thats nice. If only Downtown got some quality designs like this

SimonLA
May 13, 2016, 3:55 AM
Good thing Santa Monica officials approved those gorgeous projects now, with the NIMBY initiative LUVE all but guaranteed to pass. It will require all buildings over 2 stories to be put to vote. Can Santa Monica be worse than Beverly Hills? Starting to look that way.

ChargerCarl
May 13, 2016, 4:57 AM
Good thing Santa Monica officials approved those gorgeous projects now, with the NIMBY initiative LUVE all but guaranteed to pass. It will require all buildings over 2 stories to be put to vote. Can Santa Monica be worse than Beverly Hills? Starting to look that way.

We need a state take over of local land use planning. Shit is getting insane.

cargocultpants
May 13, 2016, 3:57 PM
Metro often uses that big a plot of land as a launch box to help them dig the station underneath, as well.

When it all works properly, a decent mixed use development is eventually built around the plot. A good example is Hollywood / Vine, where they built the W hotel around the entrance. Or the apartment / shopping area at Wilshire / Vermont. In fact, I think all the stations in on Hollywood Blvd and Wilshire Blvd have had them occur so far.

I know there's a project under construction around the plaza at Macarthur Park station right now, as well as that proposal for one of the downtown stations.

ADA requirements don't necessitate the plaza settings that Metro seems to like for their station houses. Required elevators can be and are often located in station entrances integrated into the base of new or existing buildings occupying a fraction of the space plaza entrances take.

King Kill 'em
May 13, 2016, 10:52 PM
^It's the stations on Vermont that still have a lot of potential. There's so many opportunity sites all along the Vermont and considering the stations are below grade, we could have a lot of density. I think some 20-30 story towers with generous amounts of affordable housing would be great.

SimonLA
May 14, 2016, 12:04 AM
^It's the stations on Vermont that still have a lot of potential. There's so many opportunity sites all along the Vermont and considering the stations are below grade, we could have a lot of density. I think some 20-30 story towers with generous amounts of affordable housing would be great.

Agreed, Vermont is one of the ugliest thoroughfares in all of Los Angeles and could use some serious upzoning. I think most developers are hesitant since it's far from desirable, except around Wilshire.

NSMP
May 14, 2016, 12:46 AM
^ Even setting aside upzoning, almost none of Vermont north of Wilshire is utilized anywhere near its potential. I keep wondering if Netflix and the other new office buildings in Hollywood proper will spark some residential development in East Hollywood.

King Kill 'em
May 14, 2016, 2:41 PM
Agreed, Vermont is one of the ugliest thoroughfares in all of Los Angeles and could use some serious upzoning. I think most developers are hesitant since it's far from desirable, except around Wilshire.

Vermont does have some nice small old mixed use buildings from the 30s though. But yeah, the rest is big retail and run down bussiness.

King Kill 'em
May 15, 2016, 6:04 PM
A bunch of people at my school are ditching tomorrow for Senior Ditch Day. I think I'm going to instead ditch on Friday for the Expo Line opening

Wally West
May 15, 2016, 6:44 PM
I think I'm going to instead ditch on Friday for the Expo Line opening

I seriously would not recommend that. The Expo Line will be crowded as hell and it won't be an enjoyable experience. There'll be plenty of other moments to ride the Expo Line so what's the rush?

NativeOrange
May 15, 2016, 6:54 PM
I seriously would not recommend that. The Expo Line will be crowded as hell and it won't be an enjoyable experience. There'll be plenty of other moments to ride the Expo Line so what's the rush?

Umm. I'm pretty sure anything is better than being at school. Young people don't really mind crowds either.

King Kill 'em
May 15, 2016, 7:27 PM
^I realized there's actually something happening at school on Friday so I'll go. I'm biking as fast as I can down to NoHo station as soon as it's over though.

King Kill 'em
May 15, 2016, 7:29 PM
That would be fantastic. I'll take WeHo, Miracle Mile and possibly Beverly Hills. DTLA and Hollywood are covered. Would be great to get someone on Santa Monica. This is probably a convo for the other LA thread.

Maybe Caligrad could help us out and do Long Beach? And isn't there someone on here who lives in Palms who could help out?

losangelesnative
May 15, 2016, 7:56 PM
Yes I am on the palms PLUM committee so I can help out with the palms projects

LA21st
May 15, 2016, 11:27 PM
There's two mid sized buildings going up on yucca and Las palmas.

That whole yucca corridor is pretty dense too.

LA21st
May 16, 2016, 12:36 AM
There's some quality new infill on Hollywood's residential streets.
It's looking good.

WestCoastSupertall
May 16, 2016, 4:55 AM
So is the Century Plaza Hotel in CC actually closed now? I wonder how close we are to a groundbreaking on the twin 46 story towers. Should be very soon I would imagine. Permits were issued last month for "test piles for residential tower foundation".

pwright1
May 16, 2016, 3:59 PM
So is the Century Plaza Hotel in CC actually closed now? I wonder how close we are to a groundbreaking on the twin 46 story towers. Should be very soon I would imagine. Permits were issued last month for "test piles for residential tower foundation".

It closed February 1st. As I was heading to work i asked one of the guards when is the construction starting and he said within the next 2 weeks.

blackcat23
May 16, 2016, 4:21 PM
Two teams compete to develop North Hollywood Metro properties (urbanize.la/post/two-teams-look-develop-north-hollywood-metro-properties)

Trammell Crow/Cesar Chavez Foundation vs. Greenland USA/Gensler/West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/noho_1.JPG?itok=2cmrIhjL

WestCoastSupertall
May 16, 2016, 7:19 PM
I mentioned this in the other LA thread but i'm combing the development maps and creating one for all of LA. King Kill 'Em is doing the Burbank / Glendale area. Could someone get on Santa Monica / Playa del Rey? Maybe someone else on Culver, and maybe the rest of the valley? I'll post the map here when we've done a little more work on it.

caligrad
May 16, 2016, 8:20 PM
In response to blackcats post.

Looks like Greenland is determined to take over the LA area. I'm not even mad. IF they can be THE ambitious development company that can tackle most of the heavy (density/height wise) projects in the LA area, I'm cool with that. Here's hoping that Metropolis does well.

SimonLA
May 16, 2016, 10:48 PM
I mentioned this in the other LA thread but i'm combing the development maps and creating one for all of LA. King Kill 'Em is doing the Burbank / Glendale area. Could someone get on Santa Monica / Playa del Rey? Maybe someone else on Culver, and maybe the rest of the valley? I'll post the map here when we've done a little more work on it.

Happy to do Culver and West L.A. I can likely tackle Santa Monica, though thanks to the NIMBYs, there isn't much happening there.

blackcat23
May 17, 2016, 3:47 PM
Office Complex Rising at 26th Street/Bergamot Station (http://urbanize.la/post/work-proceeds-santa-monica-creative-office-complex)

200,000 square feet in two four-story buildings.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/5_13.jpg?itok=ooxuXMop

King Kill 'em
May 17, 2016, 5:48 PM
While this is better than the pen factory, it still isn't maximizing the potential of the expo line through use or scale. For office, you could probably build something twice as large there with a lower parking to sq ft ratio. Damn you SM NIMBYs

WestCoastSupertall
May 18, 2016, 1:54 AM
West Hollywood mini-update::

Sunset La Cienega (10 / 8 stories). I find the facade so far to be lackluster. Funny thing is I can't remember what was here before. Something awful probably.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7630/26477858384_cef7e8ef46_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkKWPJ)IMG_4504 (https://flic.kr/p/GkKWPJ) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/26809002340_082028a820_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GR29oh)IMG_4503 (https://flic.kr/p/GR29oh) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/26477872354_dc06a65f0b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkL1YA)IMG_4501 (https://flic.kr/p/GkL1YA) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7742/27050284326_b94cf027d8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdkM7w)IMG_4502 (https://flic.kr/p/HdkM7w) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7782/27050294026_4ed47dcb00_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdkPZL)IMG_4500 (https://flic.kr/p/HdkPZL) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

The Crown (4 stories). Topping out.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7555/27050233116_4bcd6e1427_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HdkvTA)IMG_4506 (https://flic.kr/p/HdkvTA) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7312/26477849164_9f27ba0834_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GkKU5L)IMG_4505 (https://flic.kr/p/GkKU5L) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Marriott Edition (13 / 9 stories). That's some nice pit action.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7219/26809038890_2639938fbf_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GR2kfs)IMG_4499 (https://flic.kr/p/GR2kfs) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7594/27015130111_4d09e5460e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HaeAZn)IMG_4498 (https://flic.kr/p/HaeAZn) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Kimpton's La Peer Hotel (4 stories)

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7522/27083483935_417603587d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HggWcz)IMG_4496 (https://flic.kr/p/HggWcz) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Steve8263
May 18, 2016, 2:00 AM
West Hollywood mini-update::

Sunset La Cienega (10 / 8 stories). I find the facade so far to be lackluster.

I completely agree. Unfortunately it's far from Lorcan O'herlihy's best work.

NativeOrange
May 18, 2016, 3:28 AM
I completely agree. Unfortunately it's far from Lorcan O'herlihy's best work.

I'm not going to fully judge it until it's finished with landscaping and all, but I am inclined to agree at this point. The grey building looks pretty good, but the rest so far is meh. LOHA are amazing architects and they have some quality works (the almost finished small lot development in Koreatown is a good example: http://urbanize.la/post/loha-designed-multifamily-building-nears-completion), but I guess we will see how this turns out.

King Kill 'em
May 18, 2016, 4:35 AM
All those buildings really need is some sort of accent panels next to the Windows to make it pop more. Then it would look great

WestCoastSupertall
May 18, 2016, 5:46 AM
All those buildings really need is some sort of accent panels next to the Windows to make it pop more. Then it would look great

That's what i'm thinking. Could also look at the rendering to figure out if that's their plan but i'm too lazy.

colemonkee
May 18, 2016, 4:46 PM
Oh man, it looks like they value engineered the facade on Sunset/La Cienega and just used stucco. If that's the case, that's a horrible decision. Likely a decision the developer made, not the architect.

blackcat23
May 18, 2016, 5:38 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/townhomes-planned-hillside-property-el-sereno

42 townhomes planned for undeveloped hillside lot in El Sereno

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Untitled.jpg?itok=5yvoeAeu

a9l8e7n
May 19, 2016, 6:21 AM
The Brickyard "Playa Vista"

http://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7464/27106354815_1b79de2302_b.jpg

http://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7183/27073064666_ace3fe87fd_b.jpg

http://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7540/27073066116_1e504049e5_b.jpg

http://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7197/27037825081_13d6bf73db_b.jpg

http://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7597/26502422623_5fb29f776b_b.jpg

LAsam
May 19, 2016, 4:53 PM
^ I have a feeling that The Brickyard could come to the market at the wrong time. From my understanding, this is spec creative office development. There's been a lot of rumblings recently about venture capital drying up for startup tech companies. Hopefully, for the developer and lender's sake, I'm wrong.

blackcat23
May 19, 2016, 6:31 PM
http://urbanize.la/post/multifamily-development-breaks-ground-koreatown

Jamison Services breaks ground on a seven-story, 72-unit apartment building near 6th/Kingsley in Koreatown. Designed by Killefer Flammang Architects.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/535kingsleyrendering.jpg?itok=ZnpCJqNu

WestCoastSupertall
May 19, 2016, 8:23 PM
Scaffolding is going up as we speak on the Beverly Center for the 500 mill makeover.

ChelseaFC
May 19, 2016, 10:29 PM
Scaffolding is going up as we speak on the Beverly Center for the 500 mill makeover.

So Westfield Century City, Beverly Center, and Burbank Town Center all undergoing revamps. Add the recent Santa Monica Place to the mix, and I'm thinking Westside Pavilion may be squeezed out of the market.

ChelseaFC
May 19, 2016, 10:35 PM
And right on cue, San Pedro Public Market approved for 50-year lease.

http://image.dailybreeze.com/storyimage/LI/20160519/NEWS/160519462/AR/0/AR-160519462.jpg&maxh=400&maxw=667

Capping three years of negotiations, port officials on Thursday approved a landmark 50-year land lease for the developers who plan to transform aging Ports O’ Call Village into the San Pedro Public Market.

The approval calls for a $150 million development on 30 acres of the waterfront where the 1960s-era Ports O’ Call once packed in visitors before falling out of popularity in the late 1980s.

“Having a lease agreement approved by the harbor commission is an important step forward in this long-awaited transformation to L.A.’s waterfront,” said developer Wayne Ratkovich.

The lease signing opens the way for negotiations to begin in earnest with those existing Ports O’ Call tenants that hope to remain part of the new project, set to begin construction in 2017 and open in phases from 2019 to 2020.

http://www.dailybreeze.com/government-and-politics/20160519/landmark-agreement-approved-for-san-pedros-ports-o-call-makeover

bzcat
May 19, 2016, 10:42 PM
So Westfield Century City, Beverly Center, and Burbank Town Center all undergoing revamps. Add the recent Santa Monica Place to the mix, and I'm thinking Westside Pavilion may be squeezed out of the market.

Westside Pavilion had a makeover 5 years ago when they added the Landmark theater. It's what kicked off the current shopping center renovation race on the westside.

WestCoastSupertall
May 19, 2016, 10:57 PM
So Westfield Century City, Beverly Center, and Burbank Town Center all undergoing revamps. Add the recent Santa Monica Place to the mix, and I'm thinking Westside Pavilion may be squeezed out of the market.

Westside Pavilion also has the Expo Line advantage...which I suppose SM Place has as well.

LAsam
May 19, 2016, 10:58 PM
Westside Pavilion had a makeover 5 years ago when they added the Landmark theater. It's what kicked off the current shopping center renovation race on the westside.

And there's this...

http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/7/11175518/westside-pavilion-open-air-renovation

ChelseaFC
May 19, 2016, 11:15 PM
Also, a reminder for anyone touring the Expo Line tomorrow to make sure to snap shots of the new Colorado Esplanade and the sightlines from station to Pier.

http://www.santamonicanext.org/2016/04/eyes-on-the-street-the-colorado-esplanade-takes-shape/

colemonkee
May 20, 2016, 12:03 AM
6th and Kingsley isn't half bad!

King Kill 'em
May 20, 2016, 12:07 AM
^Yeah I rather like Killefer Flammang, or as I read it Killer Flaming

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 20, 2016, 12:19 AM
6th and Kingsley isn't half bad!

I'd say it's half good

ChelseaFC
May 20, 2016, 2:42 AM
I was worried for a little bit, but looks like LA getting its first TopGolf is going to happen!

http://www.dailybreeze.com/lifestyle/20160518/redesign-of-el-segundos-lakes-golf-course-moving-closer-to-reality

WestCoastSupertall
May 20, 2016, 3:30 AM
This is somewhat relevant. The first robotic garage on the West Coast is opening in West Hollywood on May 24th.

From Curbed: "the parking garage takes up 7,000 less square feet than a normal garage of its capacity"

http://la.curbed.com/2016/5/19/11715360/west-hollywood-robot-parking-garage

So less space, time and pollution wasted parking cars...just build a 500 ft one in DT and eliminate all the parking podiums.

ChelseaFC
May 20, 2016, 4:31 PM
After 63 years, rail service will be restored between Santa Monica and downtown Los Angeles.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ci3pI5gU4AAUQvE.jpg:large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ci6DaXVUUAAcmK4.jpg:large

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ci2o-hRUUAAv6SK.jpg:large

Just a few more years from lettered lines!

bzcat
May 20, 2016, 10:04 PM
And there's this...

http://la.curbed.com/2016/3/7/11175518/westside-pavilion-open-air-renovation

That would make Westside Pavilion a lot more attractive. It's kind of strange that the mall doesn't have an entrance on the corner of Westwood/Pico right now.

cesar90
May 21, 2016, 2:51 AM
aYelKRS84bg

http://i.imgur.com/WjX3Ovw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/mSjssYj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/flCci5a.jpg

King Kill 'em
May 21, 2016, 4:10 AM
^omg there was an add for the new Drake album on the train. you don't need to advertise it

mousquet
May 21, 2016, 7:03 AM
^ Ha, the guy's making some noise as hell over here too. They say his new release is even advertised to the CN Tower in Toronto. It's a strange thing when pop stars are that idolized, but much of an LA thing, isn't it? ;)

NativeOrange
May 22, 2016, 10:40 PM
From the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-0522-beverly-hills-tower-20160520-snap-story.html (Sorry I went crazy with the bold and got too lazy to revise) :D

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/trolltoast/album%203/Fullscreen%20capture%205222016%2030131%20PM.jpg

Last decade, real estate investor Beny Alagem narrowly secured voter approval to construct not only a Waldorf Astoria hotel next to the Beverly Hilton, but also two condo towers -- including an 18-story building that would be the tallest in Beverly Hills. The referendum proved a significant victory for Alagem in the development-wary city, but it also was contentious, with some opponents making allegations of voter fraud that were never proven.

Now, the owner of the Beverly Hilton is back to take on his opponents again, and this time he wants to go even higher. He’s campaigning to pack all his planned 110 condos into a single 26-story high-rise, and isn’t pinching pennies to get his way. Alagem and his affiliated companies have so far spent more than $1.2 million, city records show, on attorneys, public relations firms, advertising and other services to place an initiative on the November ballot. Passage would avoid additional city review that could drag on for years. The developer is pitching his proposal as a way to give Beverly Hills needed green space. Without the second building, he will have room to put in a 1.7-acre park that will serve as a gateway to the wealthy community near its border with Century City. Plans include fountains, walking paths, art sculptures and a rose garden. A restaurant would look out upon the park. “The whole entry into Beverly Hills will all have these green, beautiful exotic gardens,” said Alagem, 63, who is currently overseeing construction on the 170-room Waldorf Astoria. “It will be a very elegant place for people to come to gather and enjoy this urban oasis.”

Part of the impetus, of course, is economic. By changing the plans, Alagem said that not only would Beverly Hills residents gain a new park, but so would condo buyers and guests of the Hilton and Waldorf Astoria -- making the entire project more attractive and probably more profitable.

“It’s better for the community and better for us,” he said.

Supporters of the Beverly Hills Garden & Open Space Initiative backed by Alagem submitted more than 7,000 signatures this month. The county has until early June to verify that at least 2,110 of those are valid. Just like last time, Alagem’s Oasis West Realty is facing a backlash in a city that prides itself as being almost a small town in a huge metropolitan area. Critics have taken particular aim at Alagem’s move to put the decision directly before voters. Mayor John Mirisch said passage of the initiative would hand the developer a more valuable project while allowing him to bypass studies to determine if the high-rise would worsen traffic, or create odd shade and shadow problems because of its height. He also worries that the project might attract more events.

“They are calling it the open space and garden initiative, when really it is an initiative to build a 375-foot skyscraper,” he said. “A 375-foot building in our city would absolutely be unprecedented.”

Alagem’s proposal probably would have taken about 12 to 18 months to process, including additional analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act and review by the Planning Commission and City Council, according to city staff. Independent land use experts put the time frame at even longer. “Bypassing the city and taking the issue straight to the voters could save two to three years,” said land use consultant Kate Bartolo, who is not involved in the Hilton proposal. Alagem believes further studies are unnecessary, because he isn’t adding additional uses, event space or housing units that would generate more traffic. He also contends that the 26-story tower would blend in with larger buildings just over the border in Century City.

Still, moving fast on such a luxurious project could have its own benefits given signs that the ultra-high-end market is sputtering across the country. Sales, for example, have slowed at marquee Manhattan condo towers that have units priced in the tens of millions of dollars. The luxury market has cooled to a lesser extent in Los Angeles, in part because developers haven’t flooded the market like they have in New York. More is coming though. A 59-unit Four Seasons-branded complex in Los Angeles is set to open on the edge of Beverly Hills next year and Chinese Developer Wanda Group is looking to build a hotel and 193 condos across from Alagem’s project.

“You don’t want to miss the cycle,” said Larry Kosmont, an L.A.-area urban development consultant. “We are probably midway to the end of a pretty robust real estate cycle, so every date counts.” Alagem said a slowdown is “always a concern.” He added that he’s not focused on today’s market, but rather on “creating the best plan for the property and the community in the future.” “One thing is certain in my opinion: We are going to create a very, very special building that in Beverly Hills today does not exist in a very large way,” he said. Alagem envisions a top-of-the-market luxury condo building, clad in Portuguese limestone, with a private fitness center and spa. Residents would enjoy concierge service from the Waldorf Astoria, which is expected to open next year. High rollers could have their shopping done, fridges stocked and concert tickets ordered and delivered.

The project, including the Waldorf Astoria, is expected to cost $700 million by the time it’s complete. The condo prices, though not yet precisely set, will reflect that. Alagem said that the top of the condo market in Los Angeles is currently around $2,000 a square foot, which translates to $6 million for a 3,000-square-foot condo -- expected to be the project’s average-sized unit. Perhaps not surprising in a city where development is closely scrutinized, even his planned park has become an issue of contention. The initiative states the privately owned park “shall generally be open to the public, hotel guests, event guests and residents.” Access, including hours, will be determined by Oasis and the “garden and open space may be used for private events from time to time.”

Some residents have expressed concern they would be stuck with an out-of-character tower while not getting a truly public park. “The so-called green space or garden is really under control of the Hilton,” said Thomas White, chairman of the Municipal League of Beverly Hills, a residents organization. Alagem counters that it would be open “all day long,” and only a small portion would be closed at times for private events. (Large events, such as the Golden Globes, though, probably would require the entire park to shutter for security reasons, he said.)

“I am not building a park to not make it accessible to people,” said Alagem, adding that if he wins approval he would record some sort of document to ensure nothing could be built there in the future. “This is a garden that will remain here forever.”

Born in Israel, Alagem co-founded Packard Bell Electronics in 1986 -- making him a wealthy man before he resigned as chief executive of the computer maker in 1998 after clashing with major shareholders. In 2003, his Oasis West paid $130 million to entertainer Merv Griffin for the Hilton, which by then had lost some of its allure. Since then, Alagem has plowed in an additional $100 million to restore the hotel, including room and ballroom renovations. In 2008, he gained voter approval to build the condos and the Waldorf Astoria, after angry residents succeeded in putting the council’s previous approval up for a referendum. When the project is completed, the property will total 47 fewer hotel rooms than when Alagem purchased it because a portion of the Hilton will be razed for the condos.

Not all Beverly Hills residents have concerns over Alagem’s latest pitch. Martin Geimer, a longtime resident and former city Recreation and Parks commissioner, said the new plan with a park is a better alternative than the first proposal. “It may be closed from time to time, but it’s still 100% green space, versus 100% building,” said Geimer, who added that he voluntarily helped collect signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. Alagem said he plans to start construction on the condo units, either as one building or two, a year after voters decide.

Still, if the 2008 election is any guide, the controversy may not be ended by the vote. After the referendum narrowly passed by 129 votes, opponents contended they discovered more than 550 instances of voting irregularities. Alagem called such claims “nonsense.” A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney office said the complaint was reviewed and the office found “there was insufficient evidence to file any charges.”

caligrad
May 22, 2016, 11:07 PM
^^^ I'm digging the plan either way.

Am I the only one that thinks the Santa Monica Pier should stop with the parking on its deck and turn that area into Wooden rollercoaster and other attractions? ( google maps to see what I'm talking about), I was at the pier the other day, yes I know its arguably the biggest tourist trap in LA ( outside of Hollywood blvd) but man its SSOOOOOO outdated. They should also turn their car ramp into a pedestrian only bridge with stairs, escalators and wheel chair ramp. The pier and promenade is Santa Monica's biggest draw.

I know this is a long shot since they take in a lot of money with their parking but man that pier is officially an embarrassment. Whoever is running it needs a reality check asap.

BrianMojo
May 22, 2016, 11:17 PM
^^^ I'm digging the plan either way.

Am I the only one that thinks the Santa Monica Pier should stop with the parking on its deck and turn that area into Wooden rollercoaster and other attractions? ( google maps to see what I'm talking about), I was at the pier the other day, yes I know its arguably the biggest tourist trap in LA ( outside of Hollywood blvd) but man its SSOOOOOO outdated. They should also turn their car ramp into a pedestrian only bridge with stairs, escalators and wheel chair ramp. The pier and promenade is Santa Monica's biggest draw.

I know this is a long shot since they take in a lot of money with their parking but man that pier is officially an embarrassment. Whoever is running it needs a reality check asap.

They're renovating the ramp to include better pedestrian & wheelchair access -- and keeping the parking. :shrug:

http://la.curbed.com/2014/3/13/10132474/new-santa-monica-pier-bridge-should-be-ready-in-2017

Busy Bee
May 23, 2016, 12:01 AM
^omg there was an add for the new Drake album on the train. you don't need to advertise it

I feel so fortunate that what your talking about means absolutely nothing to me. Has mainstream pop music ever been worse than what it is now?

King Kill 'em
May 23, 2016, 2:36 AM
^ Ha, the guy's making some noise as hell over here too. They say his new release is even advertised to the CN Tower in Toronto. It's a strange thing when pop stars are that idolized, but much of an LA thing, isn't it? ;)

Well in Hollywood a lot of times they have adds on the street for music and that's fun and cool because it's where it's recorded a lot of the time. Else where though it's weird and unnecessary because nobody looks at an ad for a record and says "hmm I think I'll buy that."

King Kill 'em
May 23, 2016, 2:46 AM
I feel so fortunate that what your talking about means absolutely nothing to me. Has mainstream pop music ever been worse than what it is now?

Not to get off topic but no. A few years back it was worse. It was more auto tuned and commercial. Then stuff started getting all hipster. Now pop music is all low tempo slow and somber stuff recently. The hipster trend has outlived its welcome. In the 90s, grunge was essentially dead by 1996. Hipster indie aucostic folk rock should be over 2016. but it's not.

Anyways I'll add something on topic now. I finally realized part of what rubs me the wrong way about the westside when I was in Santa Monica today. There's too many dorky rich parents with their bratty crying kids about who do nothing about their bad behavior. Kids from poorer households are so much better behaved. Ever noticed that? Though sometimes their parents will loudly and unnecessarily punish them in public and that's almost as bad.

Pics to come soon or maybe tomorrow from my visit today.

jgacis
May 23, 2016, 5:38 AM
From the Los Angeles Skyscrapercity thread...

Light Rail
Los Angeles / Metro-LRT - 189,700 (2015) : -7.06%


DESPITE THE STATISTICS...

MAY 22nd, 2016

BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!!!

A brief glimpse of the Expo Line Santa Monica station during my travel there today...

http://s33.postimg.org/8z5gvxeq7/P1020610.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/fply5d1vv/full/)


http://s33.postimg.org/d2xpgbcun/P1020622.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/d2xpgbcuj/full/)


http://s33.postimg.org/oqs7u8ixb/P1020628.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/a7l2stpsb/full/)

with another busy day at the pier...

http://s33.postimg.org/f7oi0mzm7/P1020657.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/te48vvah7/full/)

Illithid Dude
May 23, 2016, 8:56 AM
hipster is a meaningless word used by people to describe something that they don't like / something they resent for being cooler or more of the zeitgeist than they are. there is no single cultural thrust that embodies music anymore, the internet killed that. current music takes queues from every genre and every timeframe. if you don't like modern music, than you just haven't looked hard enough.

views sucks tho

on topic: santa monica is packed around colorado now. my friends were asking me if there was an event going on. just got back from new york, i'm excited to ride the length of the line tomorrow. i really think that the expo line is going to make a mark on los angeles far greater than what the conservative estimates by metro predict.

JerellO
May 23, 2016, 9:11 AM
I have a feeling the expo line won't be able to keep up with ridership in the future and might need to be converted into heavy rail... With Santa Monica being a big tourist draw, people are gonna see there's a metro station and just hop on, throw in locals and you got yourself a packed train. I'm probably wrong though lol

blackcat23
May 23, 2016, 3:53 PM
Speaking of the Expo Line, the Martin Expo Town Center development picked an appropriate time to go before the City Planning Commission (this Thursday). Had an opportunity to interview the developer and project manager last week.

http://urbanize.la/post/talking-about-martin-expo-town-center

In case you've forgotten, this is planned just north of Expo/Bundy Station, for the property now occupied by Martin Cadillac. 516 apartments, nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and a 10-story, 200,000-square-foot office building.

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Perspective_Rendering_METC.PNG?itok=nagmLHk0

LosAngelesSportsFan
May 23, 2016, 6:20 PM
Excellent looking project. Design is good, Street and pedestrian interplay looks good and the scale is very appropriate for the area. God speed lol

caligrad
May 23, 2016, 6:26 PM
They're renovating the ramp to include better pedestrian & wheelchair access -- and keeping the parking. :shrug:

http://la.curbed.com/2014/3/13/10132474/new-santa-monica-pier-bridge-should-be-ready-in-2017

Wow. That's unfortunate. I mean, the new bridge looks nice, kinda overworked but nice. Its funny, that article was posted back in 2014 and most of the comments have the same exact opinion as myself. The car access needs to be taken away and the parking deck needs to be replaced with more attractions to keep it as a proper tourist trap.

I'm not sure if the city is running the pier or if its a private company, but whoever is running the pier needs to be slapped in the face. I mean, as of right now it seems like their mentality is "lets not upgrade anything, lets just leave it as is and let the money keep rolling in". Which is a stupid mistake, especially for a city like LA where there are better things to do.

If you want to see what a dying pier looks like. Take a trip down to the south bay to Redondo pier. HORRIBLE.

Muji
May 23, 2016, 6:34 PM
That's a great read, blackcat! The ways in which the Martin Expo Town Center has changed in response to public comments is quite a mixed bag. It's great that they pushed the developer to make the project mixed-use and to scrap the podium and elevated plaza. On the other hand, it's still disappointing that we've ended up with a smaller project, plus more parking than required. All in all, though I'll be happy to see it move forward.

caligrad
May 23, 2016, 6:37 PM
views sucks tho

on topic: santa monica is packed around colorado now. my friends were asking me if there was an event going on. just got back from new york, i'm excited to ride the length of the line tomorrow. i really think that the expo line is going to make a mark on los angeles far greater than what the conservative estimates by metro predict.

I agree on both fronts. Views is an over hyped album. I think so far this year every album has been severely over hyped because the artists that are releasing them know that their albums are garbage.

But back on topic. I also agree with you about the Expo line. I think the expo will easily become one of the heaviest used rail lines in the county in the next few months. Only because of the fact that it links downtown with the ocean. People saying

"omg it takes 45 minutes to get from downtown to the ocean"

Well it really doesn't matter since not everyone will be riding its full length, but even so, it can easily take an hour to get from downtown to the ocean during peak traffic times and the hassle of having to fight for parking and pay 10+ for that parking and wasting gas is enough to ditch the car.

I have a feeling the expo line won't be able to keep up with ridership in the future and might need to be converted into heavy rail... With Santa Monica being a big tourist draw, people are gonna see there's a metro station and just hop on, throw in locals and you got yourself a packed train. I'm probably wrong though lol

I agree, but I don't think that the Expo line will ever be upgraded to Heavy rail. But if it does perform well and is at capacity, what I see happening is there being a push to get the purple line extension to Santa Monica done, and maybe another rail proposed to help with the demand ( my wet dream being a union station/Sunset blvd/santa monica blvd line :slob:)

BrianMojo
May 23, 2016, 6:44 PM
http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Perspective_Rendering_METC.PNG?itok=nagmLHk0

Does anyone else find themselves wondering about maintenance when looking at renderings? Like, how is someone going to garden those plants that are on the outer edge of the building? Or going to mow the lawn on the roof of that retail section?

SimonLA
May 23, 2016, 7:49 PM
Regarding Expo/Bundy: the northeast corner of the intersection is a gas station, with a stripmall attached (with strip club, see image). That can also go, especially considering there's a gas station on the southeast corner.

Also of note, I was nearly killed by a speeding SUV this weekend while crossing Olympic to reach the train station. I did have time to scream an obscenity at them though, so that's something.

http://aws1-images3.citysearch.net/assets/imgdb2/reinvent/profile/2012/8/3/22/BvxfFWAb_620x465.jpg

WestCoastSupertall
May 24, 2016, 2:53 AM
Beverly Center 500 mill makeover

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7406/27206941505_184bc33c6f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HsbFQn)IMG_4715 (https://flic.kr/p/HsbFQn) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7160/27138075211_99904061b6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hm6Jht)IMG_4717 (https://flic.kr/p/Hm6Jht) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr


More pics over at FB

caligrad
May 24, 2016, 4:01 AM
^^^ The only makeover I would accept from the Beverly Center is if it were completely torn down. Granted I understand they cant put the parking subterranean because of the active oil pumps/wells/tanks under it, but Jesus that thing is so monolithic and out of place for its surrounding area. Where were the Nimbys when they were actually needed.... oh wait. They were salivating at their new shopping palace.

ChelseaFC
May 24, 2016, 3:49 PM
FYI for any mid-city/BH/westsiders, the new drive thru Starbucks on S La Cienega (between 18th/Airdrome) is now open. Hit it on the way to way to work this morning.

Busy Bee
May 24, 2016, 4:37 PM
As for the maintenance of rooftop plantings, I've never heard of lawn grass that requires mowing on a roof. It almost always going to be some sort of ground covering that requires minimal intervention besides irrigation.

cesar90
May 27, 2016, 5:16 PM
what do you all think of this?

JUlC1lb7izU

blackcat23
May 27, 2016, 5:29 PM
185-unit apartment complex planned near Sunset/Western (http://urbanize.la/post/more-apartments-planned-east-hollywood-freeway)

Designed by PSL Architects

http://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/standrews.png?itok=1h9Bwjlf

ChargerCarl
May 27, 2016, 6:44 PM
what do you all think of this?

[youtube]JUlC1lb7izU[/youtue]

Our government has been conducting a war on housing in general.

King Kill 'em
May 27, 2016, 9:11 PM
Our government has been conducting a war on housing in general.

I wouldn't say they're conducting one as much as their giving into the NIMBYs who are.

colemonkee
May 28, 2016, 5:45 PM
Sunset/Western looks great! In other news, drove by Wilshire and Crescent Heights last night and the Wells Fargo is completely gone and heavy grading equipment was there in force. Looks like we have another high rise imminent in the Wilshire Corridor.

King Kill 'em
May 28, 2016, 5:53 PM
Sunset/Western looks great! In other news, drove by Wilshire and Crescent Heights last night and the Wells Fargo is completely gone and heavy grading equipment was there in force. Looks like we have another high rise imminent in the Wilshire Corridor.

Oh wow I'd forgotten about that one. Is its sister development at La Jolla/Wilshire U/C as well?

WestCoastSupertall
May 28, 2016, 9:05 PM
Oh wow I'd forgotten about that one. Is its sister development at La Jolla/Wilshire U/C as well?

No, nothing is happening with the La Jolla site — still a parking lot. I'm going to swing by and get pics today.

WestCoastSupertall
May 29, 2016, 6:02 PM
La Jolla / Wilshire site. Nothing happening yet.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7768/27045626550_1272380404_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HcVUw3)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HcVUw3) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Crescent Heights / Wilshire

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7316/26714203573_9b9fb04ac6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGDh1M)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGDh1M) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Fairfax / Wilshire Metro Station

https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7515/26714101453_9641f9df3b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGCKE6)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGCKE6) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7647/27250434531_00f4933935_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hw2AN8)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Hw2AN8) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Oscar Museum

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7356/27223448932_8bdac637ac_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HtDhVb)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HtDhVb) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

The Bernie's takeover of Johnnie's Coffeeshop

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7157/27045661800_7480a7b02c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HcW5ZN)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HcW5ZN) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Desmond Wilshire Apartments

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7215/26713598584_7e02ae064d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGAbaW)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGAbaW) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7439/27250397571_c135a8167f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hw2pNT)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Hw2pNT) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

The Mansfield. 7 stories. This one is never mentioned on SSP but it's going to help create a nice street wall along this stretch of Wilshire, east of Fairfax.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7128/27045697830_562990eb98_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HcWgH1)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HcWgH1) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7324/26714253283_b37dc43fe6_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGDwMR)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGDwMR) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7367/26713396474_998a63df4e_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGz96h)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGz96h) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7452/27045724780_ab32ee6918_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HcWpHE)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HcWpHE) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7439/26713398224_d0ddd383a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGz9Bs)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGz9Bs) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

Wilshire + Rimpau Homes. 3 stories, but what do you expect in Hancock Park?

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7450/26713517794_899a652f9b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GGzLa1)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/GGzLa1) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

San Vicente / Gale. 3 story commercial on BH / LA border. This falls into the "better than nothing?" category.

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7373/27320741055_7382b1269b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCeWtz)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HCeWtz) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7355/27320740425_1cbc758dc1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HCeWhH)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/HCeWhH) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

BrianMojo
May 29, 2016, 6:35 PM
The Mansfield. 7 stories. This one is never mentioned on SSP but it's going to help create a nice street wall along this stretch of Wilshire, east of Fairfax.

Great photo update! I think you mean La Brea, though, not Fairfax. (I live in this area now)

WestCoastSupertall
May 29, 2016, 8:43 PM
Great photo update! I think you mean La Brea, though, not Fairfax. (I live in this area now)

You're right, it's La Brea not Fairfax.

King Kill 'em
May 30, 2016, 5:52 PM
Just got a new camera lens that zooms really far.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7293/27306796506_a2e923c4be_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB1tfj)DSC_0118 (https://flic.kr/p/HB1tfj) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7375/27242752952_92bc0f30fb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hvmek7)DSC_0111 (https://flic.kr/p/Hvmek7) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7676/27306815476_7d2179665f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB1yTo)DSC_0115 (https://flic.kr/p/HB1yTo) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7449/27340101435_98388eb01c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDXaDe)DSC_0116 (https://flic.kr/p/HDXaDe) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7626/27306870406_e401a490a9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB1Rds)DSC_0117 (https://flic.kr/p/HB1Rds) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7406/27340135475_b9939bb015_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDXkL8)DSC_0107 (https://flic.kr/p/HDXkL8) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr


https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7605/27242817832_9c6cf1ae6d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HvmyBJ)DSC_0109 (https://flic.kr/p/HvmyBJ) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

This hotel tower is much farther along than I thought
https://c6.staticflickr.com/8/7453/27269789981_ebb2bab1f0_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HxJNuM)DSC_0110 (https://flic.kr/p/HxJNuM) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7074/26733756403_575e87d8bb_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GJnuox)DSC_0101 (https://flic.kr/p/GJnuox) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7283/27242849302_2735c678d2_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HvmHYj)DSC_0103 (https://flic.kr/p/HvmHYj) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7787/27340201985_61ef46b1f1_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HDXFwR)DSC_0105 (https://flic.kr/p/HDXFwR) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7307/26733132124_a7f65ecb7d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GJjhP7)DSC_0096 (https://flic.kr/p/GJjhP7) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7135/27269869231_d22d7bb079_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HxKd4a)DSC_0097 (https://flic.kr/p/HxKd4a) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7531/27306991496_3e5f564416_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB2tdd)DSC_0092 (https://flic.kr/p/HB2tdd) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7321/27307009146_5517e67850_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB2ysw)DSC_0093 (https://flic.kr/p/HB2ysw) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7071/27307031526_a1a238fa91_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HB2F7o)DSC_0095 (https://flic.kr/p/HB2F7o) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c8.staticflickr.com/8/7435/27269919831_97dd3e260c_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HxKt6z)DSC_0090 (https://flic.kr/p/HxKt6z) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7764/27065177320_a1c9554b9e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HeE7hh)DSC_0086 (https://flic.kr/p/HeE7hh) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7321/27065191870_d4da20f965_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/HeEbB9)DSC_0088 (https://flic.kr/p/HeEbB9) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr

https://c5.staticflickr.com/8/7701/27242991092_531c7a3e49_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Hvns7Y)DSC_0085 (https://flic.kr/p/Hvns7Y) by Oscar Gake (https://www.flickr.com/photos/135818526@N06/), on Flickr