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The Illusive Man
Jun 26, 2017, 4:29 PM
Wait..... The story headline says "Inglewood to explore NEW Arena for clippers????

Ok. I'm all for the Clippers leaving staples center. and its BRILLIANT to set up shop right next to the Rams and now ridiculous Chargers. But. a NEW arena???? What's wrong with the Forum and its multi million dollar if not billion dollar makeover?. LA has a lot of Arenas/Stadiums/Fields, arguably the most in any city in the world....Do we need another one in the Basin ?? If they would have said the Valley or San Bernardino. Maybe. Hell, Move to San Diego, that would be great. But. Another Arena in Inglewood. Away from most direct access to mass transit. Seems like that can go either way, especially since they will always be second rate to the Lakers no matter how many wins they get.

Are you serious? The forum is a concert venue now and in no way can keep up with the current arenas being built. The forum underwent a $50 million renovation. That's nothing in the sports world.

The Clippers most certainly need their own arena. It's a smart move.

Wilcal
Jun 26, 2017, 5:07 PM
Oh man, I can sense Robert Silverstein and the NIMBY Army getting their pitchforks ready for this one.

The better part of this is that Crescent Heights development is now very wise to the shit that Silverstein et.al. throws. You can bet that this project is fully lawyered up and has all of its I's dotted and T's crossed.

BrandonJXN
Jun 26, 2017, 5:12 PM
Are you serious? The forum is a concert venue now and in no way can keep up with the current arenas being built. The forum underwent a $50 million renovation. That's nothing in the sports world.

The Clippers most certainly need their own arena. It's a smart move.

Right. Why would the Clippers move from the (newish) Staples Center to a 50 year old arena? That's a bad business move.

caligrad
Jun 26, 2017, 5:37 PM
Whoa, calm down folks. The MAIN point of my post was the question of do we need another Arena in the Basin. We would LIKE another arena but do we NEED another arena. Especially for a team that has been a dud for decades and is currently being supported by Laker fans, for obvious reasons...

Point. Most of these arenas that don't have the luxury of having 3-5 teams housed in them (Staples center) are banking on endorsement deals AND concerts AND award shows to bring in the extra revenue during their off seasons. we currently have 2 stadiums under construction ? maybe 3? This would be 4? all fighting for extra money during the off season? What happens to those that don't get lucky with a gig during the off season?


Its amazing how every time I make a comment/opinion. People quickly get sarcastic, defensive and upset instead of just responding with their own opinions or an educated answer :rolleyes::haha:.

BrandonJXN
Jun 26, 2017, 5:58 PM
Whoa, calm down folks. The MAIN point of my post was the question of do we need another Arena in the Basin. We would LIKE another arena but do we NEED another arena. Especially for a team that has barely started making moves in the playoffs but has been a dud for decades.

Point. Most of these arenas that don't have the luxury of having 3-5 teams housed in them (Staples center) are banking on endorsement deals AND concerts AND award shows to bring in the extra revenue during their off seasons. we currently have 2 stadiums under construction ? maybe 3? This would be 4? all fighting for extra money during the off season? What happens to those that don't get lucky with a gig during the off season?


Its amazing how every time I make a comment/opinion. People quickly get sarcastic, defensive and upset instead of just responding with their own opinions or an educated answer :rolleyes::haha:.

Well that's how forums work. Someone says something. Then someone responds. :shrug:

Los Angeles is large enough (geographic and populationwise) to support multiple arenas in multiple areas. Plus, it would create two clusters of sporting venues:

LA: Dodgers, Lakers, LAFC, Kings
Inglewood: Clippers, Rams, Chargers (and Galaxy down the way in Carson)

From a business standpoint, the Clippers sharing with the Lakers and being across the street from LA Live and all that jazz is great. If/when they move to Inglewood and being across the street from Inglewood Stadium and the Forum, great. It creates a whole hosts of ideas.

For example: Wrestlemania. I'm a wrestling fan and the idea of Wrestlemania in Los Angeles (a wrestling hotspot) is too much of a good thing. Since the WWE likes to make a week out of Wrestlemania, I would book the week as such:

Raw (Monday): Staples Center
Smackdown (Tuesday): Honda Center
NXT (Wednesday): Galen Center
Thursday and Friday: Wrestlemania Fan Axxess (LA Live)
NXT Takeover (Friday): Staples Center
WWE Hall of Fame Ceremonies (Saturday): The Forum
Wrestlemania (Sunday): Inglewood Stadium
Raw (the following Monday): Inglewood Arena

LA tends to book it's arenas and stadiums for multiple events over the course of the year. I don't see much of a problem with the Clippers moving. If anything, it'll help them distance themselves from the huge shadow of the Lakers and really set their own identity in Los Angeles. Plus, once the arena is built, I wouldn't rule out the notion of the Ducks thinking about moving either.

The Illusive Man
Jun 26, 2017, 6:01 PM
Whoa, calm down folks. The MAIN point of my post was the question of do we need another Arena in the Basin. We would LIKE another arena but do we NEED another arena. Especially for a team that has been a dud for decades and is currently being supported by Laker fans, for obvious reasons...

Point. Most of these arenas that don't have the luxury of having 3-5 teams housed in them (Staples center) are banking on endorsement deals AND concerts AND award shows to bring in the extra revenue during their off seasons. we currently have 2 stadiums under construction ? maybe 3? This would be 4? all fighting for extra money during the off season? What happens to those that don't get lucky with a gig during the off season?


Its amazing how every time I make a comment/opinion. People quickly get sarcastic, defensive and upset instead of just responding with their own opinions or an educated answer :rolleyes::haha:.

I'm just educating you. The Forum is a far worse situation for the Clips and would put them in a serious disadvantage against the rest of the league. LA as a whole may not necessarily NEED another arena but if Balmer is willing to build it himself it will be just another added benefit that would not hurt the LA area in anyway and will be another boost for Inglewood.

Balmer likely isn't too concerned about concerts. He just wants his Clippers to have complete control of scheduling. He's currently 3rd choice at Staples. it's a good idea for the Clips to get out of that shadow.

Plus. The Ducks aren't doing as well as it can in Anaheim. If this thing gets built with hockey in mind, it can be something for them to look into in the future. Yet another added possibility.

blackcat23
Jun 28, 2017, 3:37 AM
5420 Sunset

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/5420sunset.jpg?itok=uCJCB4rr (https://urbanize.la/post/first-glimpse-latest-sunsetwestern-development)

colemonkee
Jun 28, 2017, 2:36 PM
Wow. That's really nice.

blackcat23
Jun 28, 2017, 7:21 PM
6220 Yucca

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/6220yucca.jpg?itok=bgeRjIvz (https://urbanize.la/post/new-look-hollywoods-6220-west-yucca-tower)

BrandonJXN
Jun 28, 2017, 8:41 PM
That's really nice. More of this please.

Resident
Jun 29, 2017, 5:46 AM
Its amazing how every time I make a comment/opinion. People quickly get sarcastic, defensive and upset instead of just responding with their own opinions or an educated answer :rolleyes::haha:.

It's not us, it is you. Try making more informed comments/opinion.

colemonkee
Jun 29, 2017, 2:35 PM
I prefer the previous design better - the tower was more slender and sited on one side as opposed to spanning the entire width of the lot - but aesthetically this isn't bad at all.

Blesha13
Jul 3, 2017, 5:23 AM
5420 Sunset

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/5420sunset.jpg?itok=uCJCB4rr (https://urbanize.la/post/first-glimpse-latest-sunsetwestern-development)

Is this the Food 4 Less location?

LA21st
Jul 3, 2017, 12:09 PM
Yes.

ChelseaFC
Jul 4, 2017, 1:33 PM
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RST500
Jul 4, 2017, 5:13 PM
Is that Neon or LED? Has a Retro twist. With all the bland buildings going up it would be great if Neon made a comeback and Hollywood is the most likely locale for that to happen. It's almost on par with the Polo Towers in Vegas.

ChargerCarl
Jul 4, 2017, 5:26 PM
Pretty sure its LED.

blackcat23
Jul 6, 2017, 12:07 AM
Two Hollywood projects

LOHA at Romaine/Sycamore

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/romaine.jpg?itok=YYnjtnXh (https://urbanize.la/post/rendering-revealed-eight-story-office-building-hollywood)

Hotel on Wilcox

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/xwilcox1_1.jpg,qitok=fhJok9Z1.pagespeed.ic.SfP4CdjdtP.jpg (https://urbanize.la/post/new-look-proposed-hollywood-hotel)

Illithid Dude
Jul 6, 2017, 6:54 AM
LOHA doin gods work

colemonkee
Jul 6, 2017, 2:33 PM
^ Haha! Yes, both of those are great. Build them. Build them now.

blackcat23
Jul 7, 2017, 2:30 AM
A couple of things from today

New Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw Plaza Renderings

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/7_25.jpg?itok=Rwqquc_K (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-baldwin-hills-crenshaw-plaza-development)

Jamison Services switching K-Town office building to apartments, building residential on parking garage

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/wilshireardmore.JPG?itok=iPbuE6zT (https://urbanize.la/post/jamison-services-convert-another-k-town-office-building-apartments)

SoCalKid
Jul 10, 2017, 5:42 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/LosAngeles/comments/6lvwh4/im_an_architect_in_la_specializing_in_multifamily/

Posted this in the DTLA thread as well. Everyone should read this, it gives a great overview as to why housing is so expensive in LA.

Aside from writing our representatives, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to push for changes that address the issues outlined in this post? Does anyone know to what degree they are being addressed through the zoning re-write?

blackcat23
Jul 13, 2017, 2:49 AM
Academy Museum gets ready for its sphere

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140wb/public/field/image/IMG_6235_0.JPG?itok=hdyLAHjK (https://urbanize.la/post/academy-museum-getting-ready-its-iconic-sphere)

New video shows off LAFC stadium progress

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/banc.jpg?itok=zp11-Haw (https://urbanize.la/post/new-video-shows-progress-lafcs-banc-california-stadium)

33-story tower coming to Koreatown

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/621vermont.jpg?itok=c_ZKlM37 (https://urbanize.la/post/33-story-mixed-use-tower-rise-near-wilshire-and-vermont)

colemonkee
Jul 13, 2017, 2:30 PM
I'd like to see just one of these KTown towers actually start construction. So much potential here, but so far in the highrise game, we haven't seen much action. Love the location of this one, though.

a very long weekend
Jul 13, 2017, 7:17 PM
one of the k-town towers is finishing up right now: 3033 Wilshire Boulevard (https://urbanize.la/post/construction-wrapping-18-story-koreatown-tower).

but yeah, agree that it's mostly the low/midrise that's getting built. over the next 3-4 years though, assuming demand carries on, k-town should be significantly transformed.

blackcat23
Jul 14, 2017, 8:31 PM
From the last couple of days


9200 Wilshire
https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/x9200wilshire6.jpg,qitok=O81LpZNj.pagespeed.ic.Erxf2_NYpH.jpg (https://urbanize.la/post/beverly-hills-considers-its-first-major-apartment-building-30-years)

8000 Beverly
https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Beverly%20Facade.jpg?itok=eputyoxo (https://urbanize.la/post/renderings-revealed-8000-beverly)

blackcat23
Jul 14, 2017, 11:34 PM
Finally some work at Ivy Station

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/Ivy_Station_Mixed_Use-20170714-160119.jpg?itok=AB9qwA04 (https://urbanize.la/post/first-signs-work-culver-citys-ivy-station)

user2468
Jul 17, 2017, 8:43 PM
Hi everyone, I have a few photos that I took over the past two weekends that I forgot to share. Mostly focused on Hollywood and Koreatown projects, and most of them are smaller in scale.

Hollywood projects:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4256/35761645146_04b861558f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wu8MbJ)1840 N. Highland Avenue #1 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wu8MbJ) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4261/35632874062_c3493e8c3f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WhKN2C)1840 N. Highland Avenue #2 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WhKN2C) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/35802469195_074b2fed2a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WxK1KD)1737 N. Las Palmas Avenue #1 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WxK1KD) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4240/35802457495_62d4ab4104_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WxJXgV)1737 N. Las Palmas Avenue #2 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WxJXgV) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4281/35761633416_62cc883b06_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wu8HGu)1751 N. Las Palmas Avenue - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wu8HGu) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4282/34961865224_9e09c808c1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VgsGtJ)1755 Argyle Avenue #1 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VgsGtJ) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4230/35802444435_c04c37d5d8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WxJToK)1755 Argyle Avenue #2 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WxJToK) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35802434775_fc14e3928f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WxJQwc)1755 Argyle Avenue #3 - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WxJQwc) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4255/35413683640_67fb970276_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VXoomq)1800 Argyle Avenue (Argyle Hotel) - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VXoomq) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/34992259863_3a1ce80e02_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Vj9tKe)6200 Hollywood Boulevard (Eastown Phase 2) - 7/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Vj9tKe) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Koreatown:
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/35855798611_85f6f65f9b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WCskJk)407 N. Ardmore Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WCskJk) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35177925163_c4cb9521f2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAy4z6)340 N. Oxford Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VAy4z6) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4292/35148397134_3222e0c253_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VxWHV9)4733 Oakwood Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VxWHV9) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4306/35855767361_22077f7b2a_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WCsbrx)4807-4811 Oakwood Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WCsbrx) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35988768075_e9bb8ef364_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WQcQVi)4814 Oakwood Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WQcQVi) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

The single family residence that was previously on this lot was cleared last year. So far no signs of activity.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/35177896983_d09ffc7195_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAxVce)4826 Oakwood Avenue - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VAxVce) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Four single family residences were cleared from this site months ago. No activity has occurred since.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/35177886183_ef2805b0f6_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAxRZ2)4833-4847 Oakwood Avenue #1 - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VAxRZ2) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/35177897223_a8ec1af9c7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VAxVgn)4833-4847 Oakwood Avenue #2 - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VAxVgn) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Trio of developments, with the middle one being completed less than a year ago. Looking forward to seeing this when all are completed.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/35148345014_d58e67d912_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VxWsqw)5016-5036 Rosewood Avenue #1 - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/VxWsqw) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4320/35946558516_b321a8f0e5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WLtvuh)5016-5036 Rosewood Avenue #2 - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WLtvuh) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

A few month ago, all of the houses on this stretch of Wilton, between Maplewood and Clinton, have been fenced off. I recall reading on Curbed of a major development proposed here, but not sure if that's still moving forward.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/35817479682_aa97597b14_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wz4WR9)501-543 N. Wilton Place - 7/14/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wz4WR9) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jul 17, 2017, 11:10 PM
Sometimes, due to rent control rules, a developer has to wait 5 years to develop a previously rent controlled property to avoid rent control on the new development so that may be a reason why some lots just sit fenced for years

WestCoastSupertall
Jul 18, 2017, 7:14 PM
Marriott Edition, West Hollywood

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35198540233_a7de4edf61_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VCnHHk)IMG_4762 (https://flic.kr/p/VCnHHk) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4316/35620174980_4f2e902ca4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WgCH2W)IMG_4760 (https://flic.kr/p/WgCH2W) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4295/35876173211_e6b1ed1f12_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WEfLox)IMG_4761 (https://flic.kr/p/WEfLox) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35967933696_6683fa0177_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WNn4zS)IMG_4763 (https://flic.kr/p/WNn4zS) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4313/35198558133_c41366cbbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VCnP2X)IMG_4765 (https://flic.kr/p/VCnP2X) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4330/35169663124_27ffe50b92_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VzPHy9)IMG_4766 (https://flic.kr/p/VzPHy9) by Blake Alexander (https://www.flickr.com/photos/136245160@N06/), on Flickr

King Kill 'em
Jul 19, 2017, 2:03 AM
Thanks for the update Juan. I was curious about those projects over on Oakwood and Rosewood.

On Las Palmas the complex proposed to replace the 2 story building in between the two new ones was rejected by the planning commission Thursday according to the LA tenants Union's twitter. It's unfortunate because that was a really well designed project with less than 1 parking space per unit, ground floor retail and good density (70 units). It was rejected because the project was replacing 15 rent controlled units and include only 7 low income units and existing tenants did not have the right of return. The landlord was also accused of mistreating tenants. Councilman O'Farrell supported its rejection too. Hopefully the project can still go forward if the developer makes 15 units affordable and gives tenants the right of return.

ocman
Jul 21, 2017, 5:00 AM
Not really development related, but the Getty made a huge acquistion. In addition to the acquistion of arguably the best Parmigianino outside Italy which just passed the British export ban limit last month, they just announced a huge cache of drawing (16 total) that include Michaelangelo, Parmigianino, Del Sarto, Rubens, Goya, Degas and another Watteau painting (though not as great as the one they bought a few years ago). Estimated worth? Likely over $100 million as the museum director says it’s their biggest financial acquisiton yet. 4 drawings are still vulnerable to the export ban. Hopefully, it’s none of the names I’ve mentioned.

Getty Museum Buys Art ("https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/arts/design/getty-museum-buys-art-by-michelangelo-parmigianino-and-more.html”)

LDVArch
Jul 22, 2017, 12:57 AM
Not really development related, but the Getty made a huge acquistion.

As the Met stagnates, the Getty continues to increase its influence in the art world.

I wonder if one day the Getty will expand to a third venue, one where they could showcase their photography collection.

ocman
Jul 23, 2017, 3:22 AM
The photography collection is the most obvious area that could branch off for a third location. Supposedly 40-50% of visitors come to the Getty Center for the photography exhibits according to this 11 year old article below, which is eye-opening if that number still holds today. Still, having part of the Getty down in the city, rather than on top, makes sense for their one and only contemporary curatorial area. It would also make the museum seem less aloof, and more engaged with the city below.

James Cuno and Timothy Potts are such a great fit for the Getty museum. The Getty might not have squandered those years under Barry Munitz, passing up the opportunities that have made the Kimbell Museum so great with only a fraction of Getty's endowment. After Munitz left, Getty acquired a Gaugin, arguably the best examples in the country by Turner, Watteau, Manet, Bernini, and one of the earliest Rembrandt self-portraits. But the Getty's weird governing structure still makes the museum vulnerable once Cuno and Potts move on. The Getty is so close to having an indisputably great paintings collection. I can see it reaching that point some time in the next 10-20 years, assuming 1 major acquisition a year as they've been doing.



http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/arts/13iht-gefter.3148844.html?pagewanted=all

EDIT: The Getty plans to put the Parmigianino on view next week. They just did a live feed about the painting on Facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https://www.facebook.com/gettymuseum/videos/10155432111300097/&show_text=0&width=560

LDVArch
Jul 23, 2017, 5:54 PM
The photography collection is the most obvious area that could branch off for a third location.

[...] But the Getty's weird governing structure still makes the museum vulnerable once Cuno and Potts move on. The Getty is so close to having an indisputably great paintings collection. I can see it reaching that point some time in the next 10-20 years, assuming 1 major acquisition a year as they've been doing.


I would not be surprised if internal discussions have begun on the subject of expanding to a third venue. And though my desire for symmetry would prefer that the Getty find a site on another LA hill with a great view to go with the hill sites with great views it already has, I think you're right. It would be a good thing for the Getty to engage the city below. With the subway coming to its doorstop, it really wouldn't have to go far. A ground floor site near the Hammer would create another cultural cluster in the city that would be very accessible to the public.

As to Getty Board, I think they learned their lesson. Plus, Pott's and Cuno's tenure at the Getty are not synchronous. That's a good thing. At least, one of them will be around to select the other's replacement.

As a whole, it is already a great collection, arguably one of the world's best photography, manuscript, and drawing collections. Like you, I think they can fill the holes in the painting collection in the next 10 to 20 years. The big private money today is chasing contemporary art or slowly cashing in its old master holdings. The Getty really has no museum rival that can match their purchasing power in the old master market or their ability to identify works in private collections that might be sale. All of that bodes well for the growth and increasing quality of the painting collection.

(It is an existing time to be in LA with all the things that are developing. The Getty is a significant part of that.)

ChargerCarl
Jul 23, 2017, 7:18 PM
Thanks for the update User2468, especially the smaller neighborhood projects which are vital to preserve affordability.

Quixote
Jul 26, 2017, 1:50 AM
Gas station at the northeast corner of Melrose/Highland to be razed for 19 new apartments:

https://la.curbed.com/2017/7/25/16027428/gas-station-melrose-highland-apartments

...

http://vanosarchitects.com/images/web%20highland%20street%20view%20render-004-fl%20copy_web.jpg
http://vanosarchitects.com/highland-m.html

ChelseaFC
Jul 27, 2017, 1:44 AM
First Dunkin’ restaurant in nation to open in Pasadena (http://www.hub-la.com/news/dunkin-nation-open-pasadena/)

http://www.hub-la.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/dunkin-696x515.png

ConstructDTLA
Jul 27, 2017, 7:53 AM
Trying to get my bearing around shooting some of the outside-DTLA projects. Is there anything starchitect / large that I am missing in this list?



1755 Argyle

Blvd 6200

5100 Wilshire Blvd

727 Cloverdale Avenue

Academy Museum

6250 Wilshire Blvd

San Vicente + Fairfax

colemonkee
Jul 27, 2017, 1:40 PM
^ Century Plaza Towers, but they're still in the final stages of demo of the parking garage, so likely nothing visually that interesting. I walk by it once a week and haven't felt compelled to grab a picture of it in a couple of months.

blackcat23
Jul 28, 2017, 5:51 PM
Forest City is planning apartments, retail and a hotel on parking lot surrounding South Bay Galleria

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/southbay.jpg?itok=YTnLSeq_ (https://urbanize.la/post/details-emerge-south-bay-gallerias-mixed-use-expansion)

blackcat23
Jul 28, 2017, 8:51 PM
6th & Harvard

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/harvard1.jpg?itok=3XDAudZNhttp:// (https://urbanize.la/post/first-look-koreatowns-6th-harvard-development)

caligrad
Jul 30, 2017, 7:03 PM
Forest City is planning apartments, retail and a hotel on parking lot surrounding South Bay Galleria

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/southbay.jpg?itok=YTnLSeq_ (https://urbanize.la/post/details-emerge-south-bay-gallerias-mixed-use-expansion)

The South Bay Galleria is probably one of the oddest/most useless malls in the county. Literally less than a mile away from Del Amo mall, a bigger and better mall. I wish they would just tear the whole thing down and replace it with a mixed use mega development since the parking lots alone are big enough to hold a few thousand housing units if done correctly.

caligrad
Jul 30, 2017, 7:07 PM
News out of Long Beach. There is a mixed use development going up on Los Alamitos ave. Between 1st and Broadway. I haven't found any info on the project at all. Its a silent creeper apparently. The gas station attendant across the street said he heard it was a 14 story building but I haven't found any info anywhere. There isn't even a notice on the gate surrounding the property with details of the project but they are already digging down. When I asked one of the workers, he just brushed me off.

LA21st
Jul 30, 2017, 10:04 PM
Nice! Good to see Long Beach building highrise again.

Blesha13
Jul 31, 2017, 12:20 AM
Would love to see Glendale start building highrises again.

Bwin517
Jul 31, 2017, 12:34 AM
News out of Long Beach. There is a mixed use development going up on Los Alamitos ave. Between 1st and Broadway. I haven't found any info on the project at all. Its a silent creeper apparently. The gas station attendant across the street said he heard it was a 14 story building but I haven't found any info anywhere. There isn't even a notice on the gate surrounding the property with details of the project but they are already digging down. When I asked one of the workers, he just brushed me off.

Is this a part of the LB City Hall redevelopment?! :cheers:

Bwin517
Jul 31, 2017, 12:36 AM
News out of Long Beach. There is a mixed use development going up on Los Alamitos ave. Between 1st and Broadway. I haven't found any info on the project at all. Its a silent creeper apparently. The gas station attendant across the street said he heard it was a 14 story building but I haven't found any info anywhere. There isn't even a notice on the gate surrounding the property with details of the project but they are already digging down. When I asked one of the workers, he just brushed me off.

https://www.bisnow.com/los-angeles/news/commercial-real-estate/financing-closed-for-520m-long-beach-civic-center-project-59277

hughfb3
Jul 31, 2017, 1:10 AM
Sooooo... the Enterprise rent-a-car in Hollywood has vacated its property on Ivar Ave. I hope this is a sign that the long dormant NIMBY stalled Millenium project may be close to going forward

caligrad
Jul 31, 2017, 3:54 PM
^^^ I hope so. Driving south on the 101, driving passed the area, it has changed a LOT in the last 2 years alone. Those buildings will only add to the revitalization of Hollywood which, like downtown, has already reached its tipping point and doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Hollywood of the 90s/early 2000s is officially dead and gone....Thank god.

Would love to see Glendale start building highrises again.

Same here. But I don't think that's going to heat up anytime soon. Seems like all the attention is on the basin. Downtown, Long Beach, Century City, Hollywood. etc.

Is this a part of the LB City Hall redevelopment?! :cheers:
Oh no, this is on the opposite end of downtown, down the street from where Long Beach current proposed Tallest is supposed to be built.

mdiederi
Aug 1, 2017, 6:53 PM
Random progress photos from the past couple months for the new replacement bridge.


https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7284/27349677693_13686f273e_b.jpg
Photo by Jonathan Alcorn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104037813@N04/page1)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7757/27328409111_b66deb6d5e_b.jpg
Photo by Jonathan Alcorn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104037813@N04/page1)

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7214/27683913860_5e2f6c76ed_b.jpg
Photo by Jonathan Alcorn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104037813@N04/page1)

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8315/28517639371_d4d293b9d8_b.jpg
Photo by Jonathan Alcorn (https://www.flickr.com/photos/104037813@N04/page1)

ConstructDTLA
Aug 1, 2017, 10:20 PM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4295/35925073030_8e8e071ebd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WJzoAS)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/WJzoAS) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4311/36184909061_c7b2fb8984_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7Nr)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7Nr) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/36320913955_bc8be35365_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xkybjp)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/Xkybjp) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/36152465312_28493b580c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X5EQps)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/X5EQps) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4326/35925063790_84234f96d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WJzkRy)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/WJzkRy) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4305/36320913405_d21fcc5f9a_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xkyb9V)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/Xkyb9V) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/36184902631_374845d0d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x5Tz)Wilshire & Crescent Heights (https://flic.kr/p/X8x5Tz) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4312/36184907901_be083b0c09_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7sr)Academy Museum (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7sr) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

Some images from this week.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/36184906931_9e11148efa_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7aH)Academy Museum (https://flic.kr/p/X8x7aH) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/36184905271_cd3aa13e25_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x6F6)Academy Museum (https://flic.kr/p/X8x6F6) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4321/36184903721_2ca82a48b3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x6dn)Academy Museum (https://flic.kr/p/X8x6dn) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/36152450432_a7539ca469_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X5EKYU)Sunset & La Cienega (https://flic.kr/p/X5EKYU) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/36184902131_d7661f86bc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X8x5JX)Sunset & La Cienega (https://flic.kr/p/X8x5JX) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4309/35925061590_f21eca2218_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WJzkcC)Sunset & La Cienega (https://flic.kr/p/WJzkcC) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

Gehry site
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/36152449442_b74619a1e0_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X5EKFQ)8150 Sunset Blvd (https://flic.kr/p/X5EKFQ) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4325/35484756424_a2b38283d2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W4EDPf)1755 Argyle (https://flic.kr/p/W4EDPf) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4329/35484755144_c5d8c5ea76_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/W4EDrb)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/W4EDrb) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4297/36277407486_e14b1448a8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XgHcmS)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XgHcmS) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/36277406936_c7483ee840_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XgHcco)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XgHcco) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/36277406326_abd8e9b862_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XgHc1S)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XgHc1S) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4310/36320912865_b0e380056f_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XkyaZB)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XkyaZB) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/36152463752_823259b213_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/X5EPWy)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/X5EPWy) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/36320912445_189ed1c8a3_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XkyaSn)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XkyaSn) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr

Wilcal
Aug 2, 2017, 10:27 PM
As usual Hunter fantastic photography. Some of the oldest parking lots of central Hollywood (some dating from the fifties and as old as I am) have been given their rightful burial--RIP. Amen.

PS how can any sane person object to this kind of evolution.

caligrad
Aug 3, 2017, 1:29 AM
^^^ Exactly. Even LAs roughest areas are getting revitalized top to bottom. Its amazing. I love it.

Also Hunter. What time of day and what day was this taken ?? Hollywood Blvd, Wilshire, Sunset, the streets in general are alllll empty lol i would love to take a drive at whatever time of day that was.

King Kill 'em
Aug 3, 2017, 5:58 AM
Would love to see Glendale start building highrises again.

You can build up to like 16-20 stories in Downtown Glendale. Developers haven't done this though because wood construction is more efficent when you can only go that high. So many parking lots and underutilized sites in Glendale have been eaten up by new 7 stories in the last 5 years that there aren't a hige amount left. Hopefully this will force developers to build highrise now. Ideally they could up to like 30 stories though.

caligrad
Aug 4, 2017, 7:04 AM
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4299/36277406326_abd8e9b862_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XgHc1S)Blvd 6200 (https://flic.kr/p/XgHc1S) by Hunter (https://www.flickr.com/photos/hunterkerhart/), on Flickr



Isnt it funny how nimby's went CRAZY over the Millennium Twins, saying "they will block views!, cause congestion!, they are soooo out of sync with the surrounding area, THERES A FAULTLINE THERE ! and THEY WILL DWARF THE CAPITAL RECORDS BUILDING!"........HHHMMMMMM....fast forward what? 2 years.... and now look. 2 boxy buildings that snuck up on us all are now completed right next to the Capital Records building......on top of the same fault line.... next to where the millennium towers are supposed to go and oh look. Both seem to top the Capital Records building.....So what happened? did anyone whine about these? If I were the developers of the Millennium project, I would quickly point this out in court. So that they can finally move forward.

mbb
Aug 6, 2017, 6:19 PM
You can build up to like 16-20 stories in Downtown Glendale. Developers haven't done this though because wood construction is more efficent when you can only go that high. So many parking lots and underutilized sites in Glendale have been eaten up by new 7 stories in the last 5 years that there aren't a hige amount left. Hopefully this will force developers to build highrise now. Ideally they could up to like 30 stories though.

Glendale is above average in terms of density. It's very close to DTLA, but transit needs to improve for density to have the most impact. We desperately need electrification and/or a high frequency overlay service on the Metrolink tracks + some kind of improved transit (BRT, Streetcar, or light rail) on Brand. BRT between Pasadena and North Hollywood will definitely help.

LA21st
Aug 6, 2017, 6:55 PM
Hollywood still has a ton of development potential East of Argyle on Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, wow.

LA21st
Aug 6, 2017, 7:36 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0636158,-118.3677114,3a,75y,273.58h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syFYiewKfZDYmdYLqhS1G5Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DyFYiewKfZDYmdYLqhS1G5Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D274.32095%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

I walked on this stretch of Wilshire yesterday morning. It's pretty quiet, but I guess that makes sense, since it's more of a office district.

That said, it looks like every other structure could be razed for a bigger tower when the subway opens at La Cienga and Fairfax.

LA21st
Aug 6, 2017, 7:58 PM
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0636158,-118.3677114,3a,75y,273.58h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1syFYiewKfZDYmdYLqhS1G5Q!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DyFYiewKfZDYmdYLqhS1G5Q%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D274.32095%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656

sopas ej
Aug 7, 2017, 2:48 AM
Yesterday I went to USC Village, which is already open. I took these pictures. Incidentally, this will be the Media Village when LA hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics.


https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20626517_10207772753875472_125938279588976755_o.jpg?oh=1f4dae3078defa30bc3ab78bc6ff468c&oe=59F0BF03

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What?? It's not August 17, 2017 yet! :P
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I think the Trader Joe's sign looks funny on the ersatz Gothic building. Next to that is a Target.
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citywatch
Aug 7, 2017, 5:07 AM
Yesterday I went to USC Village, which is already open. I took these pictures. Incidentally, this will be the Media Village when LA hosts the 2028 Summer Olympics.

very nice pics!

what a relief that students & others in the area will no longer have to deal with that original, very tired relic from the 1970s.

always love dealing with the before of the before & after, when the after has finally occurred & is now up & running.

As with dtla of the past, I'd hate to be trapped in a time machine & have to relive the old USC area as it was prior to the new USC village. but your photos did make me curious enough to want to see exactly what was there a few yrs ago.

all I can say is I'm glad that ppl at the olympics in 2028....unlike the ppl at the previous LA olympics.....won't have the old university village to kick around any longer.


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What’s Next For USC’s University Village

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By Andrew Asch | Thursday, July 10, 2014

For decades University Village retail center across the street from University of Southern California has been kind of a sad sack mall. There have been no boutiques or restaurants which captured the dollars of the hundreds of thousands of relatively well-off students at USC. But that might be changing.

In 2013, California Apparel News reported that the university was planning to renovate the mall, which it also owns. Recently, the mall was fenced up in preparation for a massive renovation. A formal groundbreaking is tentatively scheduled for Fall, a USC representative said.




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neontommy.com

http://www.neontommy.com/sites/default/files/users/user865/UV%20VIllage%20Cobbler.jpg
neontommy.com


http://dailytrojan.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/UV_web.jpg
dailytrojan.com

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8049/8133214071_ba933ef527_b.jpg
Brianna Sacks, flickr.com

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8046/8133212513_9c83f0d962_b.jpg
Brianna Sacks, flickr.com

ocman
Aug 7, 2017, 6:18 AM
They could have done so much more with the plaza than they did by filling it with a sea of concrete and more brick. At least there’s a water feature, but it would have more context surrounded by trees and well-designed park spaces.

The faux historic collegiate architecture is still outdated, but this must definitely have been a wow factor selling point to the IOC and media when they visited the campus.

cargocultpants
Aug 7, 2017, 10:20 AM
Ugh, so all the media background shots will be of a tacky/faux looking mall that captures nothing about what makes LA unique :-/ ....

sopas ej
Aug 7, 2017, 1:13 PM
Ugh, so all the media background shots will be of a tacky/faux looking mall that captures nothing about what makes LA unique :-/ ....

This will just be where the media will be living during the Olympics. They won't be broadcasting from here. The proposed IBC will be at a new facility on the NBC/Universal lot, which after the Olympics will be put to use by NBC and/or Universal Studios. I don't doubt that the various international TV media will just be in studios with the standard live feed screen in the background, showing whatever various areas they want to show as a background. Although in 11 years, who knows what the technology will be like.

bobcat
Aug 7, 2017, 1:46 PM
Ugh, so all the media background shots will be of a tacky/faux looking mall that captures nothing about what makes LA unique :-/ ....

There will be thousands of images showing the Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Blvd, Santa Monica Pier, the DTLA skyline, etc. Nobody will care what the media village looks like.

citywatch
Aug 7, 2017, 3:56 PM
Ugh, so all the media background shots will be of a tacky/faux looking mall that captures nothing about what makes LA unique :-/ ....

if that's what ppl choose to see and remember about LA....esp the areas around USC & dtla.....that will be anything but unfortunate.

we should be so lucky if the new univ village, even designed like a studio backlot or harry potter's world of wizardry...really were something to be unhappy about.


https://a2.muscache.com/locations/uploads/photo/image/27778/0_4500_0_3000_one_south-la-sprawl-tires-wheels-shop-kalmbach005.jpg
airbnb.com

bzcat
Aug 7, 2017, 10:21 PM
I went to USC between 1993 and 1997... the old UV was true reflection of LA from the 1970s and 80s - ugly and cheap and dedicated to parking lots of cars - one of my close friend at USC was struck by a car in the UV parking lot while walking between the Bank of America building and the 32 Market.

The new UV is such a breath of fresh air in comparison. Sure, the neo-gothic look is almost a parody of itself but the pedestrian facing design and abundance of open spaces is to be celebrated.

LA/OCman
Aug 7, 2017, 11:03 PM
Yes, USC Village is a bit Disney-ish but it is clean and I assume will be safe and there are so many areas around Los Angeles that need to be rebuilt. This project will be very successful with as many as 35 retail/restaurants on the ground floor. USC has done a great job overall making the campus more attractive as well and improving the academics. Great transportation options too with the Expo Line and the bike lane and streetscape changes. Figueroa could use some upgrading. Some mini malls can go the way of the Yugo.

ChelseaFC
Aug 8, 2017, 1:27 AM
Is it an improvement upon the old University Village? Sure. Did it maximize its potential from a design and architectural perspective? Not by a long shot.

sopas ej
Aug 8, 2017, 2:22 AM
The way I see it, the architecture of USC Village is just an extension of what's currently being built on the USC campus itself. I don't know why they've been building faux-neo-Gothic-style buildings; I could understand if they wanted to go back to the style of their original buildings, which were built in a Mediterranean Romanesque style (like UCLA's original buildings), but instead they've been building Gothic.

I also walked around the USC campus that day and took a picture of Annenberg Hall, a building that opened in 2014---it's in the same exact style as USC Village:
https://scontent-dft4-3.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20645472_10207772931679917_6082707865849649285_o.jpg?oh=64fe2dd8579b4e95a1651c96396ec9e1&oe=59EF8F02

blackcat23
Aug 8, 2017, 2:43 AM
(W)rapper set to break ground in 2 months

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/1140w/public/field/image/eom2.jpg?itok=qdW0TtLk (https://urbanize.la/post/fly-through-zany-expo-line-adjacent-office-tower)

6400 Sunset - mid-2019

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/1_87.jpg?itok=N28hS1ur (https://urbanize.la/post/28-story-tower-would-replace-hollywoods-amoeba-music)

bzcat
Aug 8, 2017, 6:37 PM
6400 Sunset - mid-2019 (https://urbanize.la/post/28-story-tower-would-replace-hollywoods-amoeba-music)



https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/4_18.JPG

Are they building something on the surface parking lot to the south?

The Illusive Man
Aug 8, 2017, 7:14 PM
The Inglewood stadium is going to be a masterpiece. Hell, this model they used is impressive. Can't wait for this thing to be built.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_MsqkGIw8M

LDVArch
Aug 9, 2017, 2:34 AM
The Inglewood stadium is going to be a masterpiece. Hell, this model they used is impressive. Can't wait for this thing to be built.

One of my favorite projects: Right there with the Zumthor building for LACMA, the renovation of the Christ Cathedral, and the Academy Museum by Piano...

Prahaboheme
Aug 9, 2017, 4:52 AM
I have no issue with building neo-gothic buildings but if you are going to do that you need to go all in.

Yale understands that: http://newresidentialcolleges.yale.edu

urbelizer
Aug 9, 2017, 7:04 AM
I have no issue with building neo-gothic buildings but if you are going to do that you need to go all in.

Yale understands that: http://newresidentialcolleges.yale.edu

I feel the same. Yes, Yale's new residential colleges are very impressive. I, too, really wish USC had done the same. Some of the decisions they have made with regards to material choice, details and ornamentation of the design, as well as landscaping are questionable. For example, they have substituted stone with not so great looking yellowish precast concrete.
But the fact is that Yale's new residential colleges and USC Village are not really comparable.
The scale of USC Village is so much greater than Yale's new residential colleges; 2700 beds vs 800 beds. The Village also has 35 retail shops and a two story parking garage while Yale's has none of these. In short, USC Village is a mix of an outdoor mall with residential colleges, that is open to the public while Yale's is merely dormitories and closed to the public.
I believe all the things that we are complaining about are the compromises they have made just to keep the cost down and make the project feasible. If you look at the renderings, you notice that a lot of the details and ornamentation that are missing in the finished product were indeed designed and intended to be implemented.
Plus, USC Village is technically student housing, which most universities don't really care how they look. If you ask me, despite all the shortages, the Village is actually a pretty nice place for students to live in. Accordingly, one would also notice that some of the new academic buildings on campus have better overall design and material, such as the new Michelson Center or Dauterive Hall.
Lastly, I have visited USC Village multiple times this past couple of weeks and even with all the shortages, it is still a charming place to spend some time in and to do some shopping.

colemonkee
Aug 9, 2017, 5:56 PM
^ Great first post, urbelizer, and welcome to the forum!

StethJeff
Aug 9, 2017, 8:06 PM
ugh, UV looked a lot better on aerial shots than it does from up close. yikes.

citywatch
Aug 9, 2017, 10:13 PM
I have no issue with building neo-gothic buildings but if you are going to do that you need to go all in.


but if you think Yale going all in is somehow a better approach, then I'm glad USC has been more standoffish.

I think this is horrible looking....esp what looks like a very top heavy, white brick or tiled cross hatched thingamajig. Some of the other ornamental features...esp the other white brick areas....on these bldgs are just plain tacky......


http://newresidentialcolleges.yale.edu/sites/default/files/images/malone17-07-31_14-49-23-83.jpg
newresidentialcolleges.yale.edu

hughfb3
Aug 9, 2017, 10:14 PM
ugh, UV looked a lot better on aerial shots than it does from up close. yikes.

I just went to UV yesterday and walked around. It looks better in person and is a drastic improvement from what was there. I actually like it... although I still wish they went with the Romanesque architecture of the first renderings. The president of USC; CL Max Nikias, has an affinity for the east coasty collegiate look and choose to steer all future building architecture in this direction. I prefer USC to look more like Stanford than Yale.... but oh well, not my fight. Grateful for the expansion and elevation of this world class university in Los Angeles

Muji
Aug 9, 2017, 10:38 PM
There is a lot to like about USC Village - the new retail (esp. the Target and Trader Joe's) is great for folks in the neighborhood. While I haven't been in the plaza part yet, the development has a nice density, creates a good street wall, and the streetscape design is thoughtful. That said, I find the buildings tacky, and I think that ultimately the school's decision to hire the same architects to do almost every new building in the way was very short-sighted. When they inevitably fall out of style within 20-30 years USC will suddenly be stuck with a giant number of campus buildings that they'll want to be replaced.

kolchak
Aug 10, 2017, 2:48 AM
As usual Hunter fantastic photography. Some of the oldest parking lots of central Hollywood (some dating from the fifties and as old as I am) have been given their rightful burial--RIP. Amen.

PS how can any sane person object to this kind of evolution.

Great shots of Argyle. I'm curious what the parking ratio is for this development. Is it less - like the TODs in Chicago (transit oriented developments) where required parking rules are eased and the number of parking spots in a building can be less than the number of units?

LDVArch
Aug 10, 2017, 5:19 AM
In short, USC Village is a mix of an outdoor mall with residential colleges, that is open to the public while Yale's is merely dormitories and closed to the public.


Yale Residential Colleges are not dormitories in the conventional sense. Each of the colleges has a library, dining hall, dean's apartment, Master's quarters (house), and other student spaces (e.g., meetings rooms, studios, galleries, etc.), all surrounding a central courtyard. They may not be open to the public, but their scale (if not their function) is comparable to the USC Village.


but if you think Yale going all in is somehow a better approach, then I'm glad USC has been more standoffish.

I think this is horrible looking....esp what looks like a very top heavy, white brick or tiled cross hatched thingamajig. Some of the other ornamental features...esp the other white brick areas....on these bldgs are just plain tacky......

Tacky? It is a Robert A.M. Stern design. He's a very refined architect, who does his homework.

He clearly set out to replicate the Gothic-revival buildings in the Central Campus. But as typical of any really good architect, Stern was not content just to copy, hence the unique brick pattern at the top of the tower.

I quite like the pattern. It's a bit incongruous at first, but so was the exterior treatment of Saarinen's Morse/Stiles Colleges, which itself is a creative take on the stone facades of a medieval town (i.e., San Gimignano). Stern finds himself in good company.

user2468
Aug 10, 2017, 9:47 PM
Here are a few photos of developments in my immediate neighborhood in Hollywood, which includes a mix of standard apartment buildings and small lot houses.

Just north of the infamous Sunset and Gordon tower.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4426/36433764615_e1555e6504_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XvwyTr)1558 Gordon Street - 8/1/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XvwyTr) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

The trees made it impossible to find an unobstructed view, so I did my best.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4435/36037215600_77f06939fa_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUu9Fs)5727 La Mirada Avenue #1 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WUu9Fs) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4364/36433757295_28528d2d04_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XvwwHe)5727 La Mirada Avenue #2 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XvwwHe) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4337/36265387252_7d37002e62_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XfDAas)5727 La Mirada Avenue #3 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XfDAas) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4408/36388277786_b2076a15f1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XrvreL)5727 La Mirada Avenue #4 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XrvreL) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

This looks like your standard infill development, enough said.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4360/35598772564_8670196b95_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WeK1QL)1439 Tamarind Avenue #1 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WeK1QL) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4374/36433745045_4bf880dc72_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xvwt52)1439 Tamarind Avenue #2 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Xvwt52) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Across the street, another development in the early stages of construction.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4356/36037193750_efab219d79_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUu3bJ)1448 Tamarind Avenue #1 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WUu3bJ) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36037181820_3d21943c55_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WUtYD3)1448 Tamarind Avenue #2 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/WUtYD3) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/36388242176_8d55f007e9_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XrvfDN)1448 Tamarind Avenue #3 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XrvfDN) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

One block to the west...
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36296745401_b2216fceef_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XiqiRc)1338 Gordon Street #1 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XiqiRc) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4382/36265347262_743cc723cc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XfDogY)1338 Gordon Street #2 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XfDogY) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

Recently completed. The color scheme and small windows just don't sit right with me, personally speaking.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4340/35626000773_bda2dc7607_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wh9yQD)1240 Gordon Street #1 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Wh9yQD) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4409/36433710395_96eafa697e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XvwhLB)1240 Gordon Street #2 - 8/7/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XvwhLB) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

This one at least looks more aesthetically pleasing than the previous one.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36388219936_5136e9fa15_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Xrv93m)1146 N. Beachwood Drive #1 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/Xrv93m) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4370/36433713925_b677d22e5b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XvwiPt)1146 N. Beachwood Drive #2 - 8/6/2017 (https://flic.kr/p/XvwiPt) by Juan Gomez (https://www.flickr.com/photos/142212842@N04/), on Flickr

The North One
Aug 11, 2017, 3:06 AM
All of those apartments look extremely ugly...

King Kill 'em
Aug 12, 2017, 6:08 AM
All of those apartments look extremely ugly...

I think 1439 Tamarind looks pretty good.

1240 Gordon isn't apartments but whoever designed it should be banned from practicing architecture ever again.

sopas ej
Aug 17, 2017, 12:52 AM
From urbanize.LA:

Long Beach's Tallest Building Set to Break Ground (https://urbanize.la/post/long-beachs-tallest-building-set-break-ground)

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/950w/public/field/image/shorelinegateway.jpg?itok=6HUhz8-I

caligrad
Aug 17, 2017, 1:52 AM
^^^ Its already been approved and everything but the developers actually added 90 units to the project, by shrinking some units and tweaking the design. They are requesting to add 2-3 more levels of subterranean parking, adding 64 parking stalls.......They are requesting approval for the updated plan with the city tomorrow which is already a done deal. BUT.

The nimybs have been stomping around Long Beach alllllllll freaking day, lying and getting people upset. One went up to my aunts condo, 4 blocks away, telling her that the building will be a "Super tall structure", which is obviously a lie, and will cast a shadow over her building....4 blocks away.......At 65 years old, of course she was freaked out. Told her not to worry but I have a feeling a lot of people are going to show up tomorrow ill-informed. I had to shut one guy down when I was getting my coffee.

Quixote
Aug 18, 2017, 7:36 PM
New hotel planned just south of Santa Monica/La Brea, to kill auto shop:

https://urbanize.la/post/nine-story-hotel-proposed-west-hollywood

EDIT: Higher quality renderings from Curbed LA.

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/o5Bf-ZSsCvSaLXfHpd5YXyj7br4=/0x0:3000x1808/920x613/filters:focal(1260x664:1740x1144)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56264005/4B_28.0.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/eGXU3cS7pxBMDfKwNdhOnVh53CA=/1000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9076171/4B_27.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/XEFqW9gUiQoLqZmoIQg9BbMI1m0=/1000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9076173/4B_29.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/PMdG60G_NokmWyGaZUc-e3XBvXA=/1000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9076179/4B_31.jpg

LosAngelesSportsFan
Aug 18, 2017, 9:17 PM
i like it a lot! Talk about an improvement over a body shop

The Illusive Man
Aug 18, 2017, 10:25 PM
This strange neighborhood is going. I've been parking there recently and I've never seen anything quite like it in the LA area. All the creepy abandoned buildings, random houses, and homeless encampments. Like something out of fallout 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zt_6GUuc8g

Quixote
Aug 18, 2017, 11:37 PM
New development planned on Melrose between Harvard and Kingsley, as first reported by Urbanize LA yesterday:

https://urbanize.la/post/more-apartments-and-retail-coming-melrose-avenue

Renderings from Curbed LA today:

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/1NvemQGnrZuoilLEGQGEEevkzjs=/0x0:4000x2251/920x613/filters:focal(1680x806:2320x1446)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/56264671/MRP_AE_01.0.jpg

https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/BqTdHGr_5YI2fXBaPtBj8jbM8T0=/1000x0/filters:no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/9076559/MRP_EXT_01.jpg

blackcat23
Aug 19, 2017, 6:30 AM
New development planned on Melrose between Harvard and Kingsley, as first reported by Urbanize LA yesterday:

Complete brain fart by me. I totally wrote about this project back in June, with renderings, then forgot.

https://urbanize.la/post/micro-units-coming-melrose-avenue
(https://urbanize.la/post/micro-units-coming-melrose-avenue)

colemonkee
Aug 19, 2017, 4:48 PM
^ That's really nice!

ChargerCarl
Aug 19, 2017, 5:05 PM
That scale of development should be allowed everywhere in LA.

Quixote
Aug 19, 2017, 8:56 PM
^ Seriously. Buildings with smaller footprints (such as this one) where the height is about equal or greater than the width make a place feel denser and more vertical. It also helps out with housing affordability because of increased competition between many more developers.

The only downside (and it's unique to LA) would be that we'd end up with more curb cuts on each block.

EDIT: I guess SF suffers from lots of curb cuts as well, but I surmise that those individual garages are used mostly for storage these days.

JerellO
Aug 23, 2017, 12:24 AM
Are there or were there any plans to light up the Hollywood Sign at night?

I imagine it to be very LA Noir looking. Its a cultural landmark, I'm surprised its not even lighted up

JDRCRASH
Aug 23, 2017, 4:22 AM
Are there or were there any plans to light up the Hollywood Sign at night?

I imagine it to be very LA Noir looking. Its a cultural landmark, I'm surprised its not even lighted up

Too tired and lazy to do research right now, but something tells me the adjacent Homeowner Associations and Neighborhood Councils have something to do with it. I mean this is LA, after all...

hughfb3
Aug 23, 2017, 6:33 AM
Are there or were there any plans to light up the Hollywood Sign at night?

I imagine it to be very LA Noir looking. Its a cultural landmark, I'm surprised its not even lighted up

The homeowners around it have had it turned off for decades. It's like... why would one move next to something like that and complain... much the same with regards to one moving into LAX flight path, then complaining and filing suit.

The residents are even trying to block people from driving up there.

Two solutions I see...
1. New LED lighting could replace the old floodlights and may be able to better direct the rays and keep glare/light pollution from people's homes
2. Build an aerial gondola from universal city Metro station around the north side of universal studios along the river then up the hill. This would take cars off the street and could be paid for with a charge $$ for each ride