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ChelseaFC
Nov 16, 2018, 5:20 PM
That Union 76 is about to become the bougiest gas station in California.

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/11/15/wanda-group-selling-one-beverly-hills-to-beny-alagem-cain-international/

Blesha13
Nov 18, 2018, 8:43 PM
So the crane for the project on Vermont and 5th is being installed.

Blesha13
Nov 18, 2018, 8:50 PM
Also, Temple Hospital in Historic Filipinotown is more than halfway demolished.

blackcat23
Nov 19, 2018, 11:29 PM
16 stories of student housing near UCLA

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/900%20hillgard%201.jpg?itok=mzMrP2rD (https://urbanize.la/post/16-story-student-housing-community-proposed-near-ucla)

ChelseaFC
Nov 22, 2018, 1:24 AM
The EB Line 187 stop at Fair Oaks / Holly in @PasadenaGov will close for long-term construction on 11/30 for about 3 years. Use Raymond / Walnut by Memorial Park. #Pasadena

https://twitter.com/FoothillTransit

Looks like construction for the massive Parsons complex project on Walnut is getting ready to begin.

Illithid Dude
Nov 26, 2018, 8:03 AM
Just passed saw a tower crane and construction fencing up around this site on Wilshire near Barrington.

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/landmark10.JPG?itok=mE389mls

Did we just get a stealth ground breaking?

EDIT:

Multiple apartment sites have this pegged as being under construction and due for completion in 2020. How did we let this one slip unnoticed?

blackcat23
Nov 26, 2018, 5:06 PM
Well...there goes my big story for the morning!

34-story Landmark apartment tower begins construction

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w_watermark/public/field/image/20181124_130300.jpg?itok=hBgILxXF (https://urbanize.la/post/34-story-landmark-apartment-tower-begins-work)

LA21st
Nov 26, 2018, 10:49 PM
Awesome! I don't see why Wilshire/West LA can't have a bunch more of these.

LAsam
Nov 27, 2018, 6:48 PM
Awesome! I don't see why Wilshire/West LA can't have a bunch more of these.

Especially with the purple line extension west of the 405.

colemonkee
Nov 28, 2018, 3:56 PM
Drove by the Samitaur site, now known as (W)rapper (http://ericowenmoss.com/project-detail/wrapper/) on Eric Owen Moss’s site, and spotted not one, but two shoring rigs hard at work (second rig not pictured). With the Carmel Partners 30-story tower already several stories above ground one short super block away, this little corner of Culver/LA is about to get a mini-cluster.

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/930/BN7Lya.jpg
Image Source: Me and my iPhone

And for a reminder of what's going up there:

https://www.latimes.com/resizer/w8df_dDjCv8kLLBl1mfvLwNSPmM=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/EFS7LENWRZF4HG4HUBZGOKD7DI.jpg
Image Source: LA Times (https://www.latimes.com/resizer/w8df_dDjCv8kLLBl1mfvLwNSPmM=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/EFS7LENWRZF4HG4HUBZGOKD7DI.jpg)

LA21st
Nov 28, 2018, 4:29 PM
Nice! Good to see more highrises go up all over city!

blackcat23
Nov 28, 2018, 5:17 PM
What's with you guys beating me to the punch by a day this week?!

Site Prep Begins for Expo Line-Adjacent Office Tower

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/wrapper%203.jpg?itok=glNxT56j (https://urbanize.la/post/site-prep-begins-expo-line-adjacent-office-tower)

ChelseaFC
Nov 28, 2018, 7:42 PM
In Hollywood, 200-unit mixed-use complex proposed for N. Cassil Place north of Sunset

https://therealdeal.com/la/2018/11/28/bond-cos-looks-to-build-200-unit-mixed-use-project-in-hollywood/

Illithid Dude
Nov 28, 2018, 10:27 PM
So uh is it just me or did four towers break ground in the last month?

Busy Bee
Nov 28, 2018, 11:36 PM
That tower is... kinky?

a9l8e7n
Nov 29, 2018, 12:48 AM
The one on Wilshire and Stoner
This culver city one
Are you counting the Grand Ave Project as two?

So uh is it just me or did four towers break ground in the last month?

WonderlandPark2
Nov 29, 2018, 12:58 AM
The one on Wilshire and Stoner
This culver city one
Are you counting the Grand Ave Project as two?

Could also be the Tommie Hotel in Hollywood? that is on only 8 or 9 stories. I wouldn't count Grand Ave as started, its in early demo.

Illithid Dude
Nov 29, 2018, 1:14 AM
Grand Avenue, Culver City, Brentwood, Koreatown government office building.

Plus the various mid rises in Hollywood.

Plus the always imminent Jamison tower near MacArthur Park which is alleged to break ground in December.

Seems like a mini boomlette to me. Did the tower across the way from LACMA sand The Page Museum actually end up breaking ground?

WonderlandPark2
Nov 29, 2018, 1:18 AM
And I think the last on the LACMA adjacent tower, there were photos of utility relocation a month or two ago.

And did the tower portion of Academy Square in Hollywood break ground yet?

Forgot about the K-town County office tower.

Illithid Dude
Nov 29, 2018, 10:24 AM
And I think the last on the LACMA adjacent tower, there were photos of utility relocation a month or two ago.

And did the tower portion of Academy Square in Hollywood break ground yet?

Forgot about the K-town County office tower.

Academy Square and Expo and La Brea both broke ground around the same time either earlier this year or last year. And there was the House of Blue replacement which I think started construction around January - Feb.

Honestly, despite all the doom and gloom, not a bad year for groundbreakings.

WonderlandPark2
Nov 29, 2018, 5:04 PM
Academy Square and Expo and La Brea both broke ground around the same time

Only the low rise portion of Academy Square is U/C

Illithid Dude
Nov 29, 2018, 11:12 PM
Only the low rise portion of Academy Square is U/C

I don't believe that's true, you can very clearly see the tower footprint in the construction site.

ChelseaFC
Nov 30, 2018, 2:24 AM
TopGolf officially comes to LA, deal with the Lakes at El Segundo finally approved

https://la.eater.com/2018/11/29/18118348/top-golf-los-angeles-opening-el-segundo-golf-course-driving-range-sports-bar

blackcat23
Dec 3, 2018, 7:13 PM
Proposed Sunset Strip Tower Moves Forward With a Height Increase


https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538/public/R%26A_SunsetTower_VIEW%20A%207_1.jpg?itok=gYbdWCKM (https://urbanize.la/post/proposed-sunset-strip-tower-moves-forward-height-increase)

Illithid Dude
Dec 3, 2018, 8:37 PM
Curious how this one is gonna happen in West Hollywood, but I hope it does. The project looks significantly better than its prior iteration.

Car(e)-Free LA
Dec 3, 2018, 11:24 PM
Curious how this one is gonna happen in West Hollywood, but I hope it does. The project looks significantly better than its prior iteration.

I love the design, but I think this location is better suited to a blocky building forming a street wall, with that structure located somewhere else along the strip.

Illithid Dude
Dec 4, 2018, 12:17 AM
I love the design, but I think this location is better suited to a blocky building forming a street wall, with that structure located somewhere else along the strip.

I feel like there is a street wall on the pedestrian level. What happens three or four levels above the sidewalk doesn't concern me as much. The Edition Hotel is very set back and doesn't provide much in terms of the pedestrian experience. This proposal is much better in terms of that.

ChelseaFC
Dec 14, 2018, 6:25 PM
'Futuristic' 15-story hotel tower slated for Viper Room site on Sunset Blvd

https://www.wehoville.com/2018/12/11/developer-seeks-community-input-plans-new-hotel-sunset-boulevard/

https://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_1353-2-e1544593253207.jpeg

Steve8263
Dec 14, 2018, 6:47 PM
Morphosis the architects. It's so ridiculous, wow. And imagine the pancake stack tower down the street playing off each other. Oh and Gwenneth's Art's Club building if it survives the public vote next year.

CastleScott
Dec 14, 2018, 7:34 PM
That project looks like sometime on a Star Wars movie or Star Trek..

JerellO
Dec 14, 2018, 7:34 PM
'Futuristic' 15-story hotel tower slated for Viper Room site on Sunset Blvd

https://www.wehoville.com/2018/12/11/developer-seeks-community-input-plans-new-hotel-sunset-boulevard/

https://www.wehoville.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/IMG_1353-2-e1544593253207.jpeg

I like it :)

The commenters are crazy NIMBYs. The city will always be changing... its inevitable. I personally welcome daring designs and architecture... or would you rather have another glass box and look like Vancouver?

caligrad
Dec 15, 2018, 12:10 AM
This is what LA needs, Architects need to take notice, not saying that every project needs a crazy design but bland glass boxes with podiums is really starting to get old.

bobbyv
Dec 15, 2018, 1:08 AM
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hk21kCY5r62s0xzqYbT9dY0gEqs=/0x0:3000x1692/1220x813/filters:focal(1260x606:1740x1086):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62684756/3600_wilshire_1.0.jpg

https://la.curbed.com/2018/12/14/18141530/koreatown-wilshire-boulevard-jamison-perkins-will

Easy
Dec 15, 2018, 1:21 AM
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hk21kCY5r62s0xzqYbT9dY0gEqs=/0x0:3000x1692/1220x813/filters:focal(1260x606:1740x1086):format(webp)/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/62684756/3600_wilshire_1.0.jpg

https://la.curbed.com/2018/12/14/18141530/koreatown-wilshire-boulevard-jamison-perkins-will

These towers came out of nowhere. Previously two towers were to be built on a parking garage at 3470 Wilshire just a block away. I wonder if Curbed had that address wrong in their earlier Koreatown updates or is Jamison doing the exact same thing on parking garages a block apart?

Illithid Dude
Dec 15, 2018, 1:54 AM
These towers came out of nowhere. Previously two towers were to be built on a parking garage at 3470 Wilshire just a block away. I wonder if Curbed had that address wrong in their earlier Koreatown updates or is Jamison doing the exact same thing on parking garages a block apart?

I think Jamison is developing both properties. These towers are easily the ugliest design Perkins + Will has ever produced but I appreciate the density. The 1500 parking spaces and spotty pedestrian interface I can do without. I do applaud Jamison for continually using new architects, though. Their collaborations with LARGE are certainly the best, but it's nice for a large scale developer to not continually use TCA or some other similarly acronymic "architectural" studio.

ChelseaFC
Dec 15, 2018, 4:14 PM
These towers came out of nowhere. Previously two towers were to be built on a parking garage at 3470 Wilshire just a block away. I wonder if Curbed had that address wrong in their earlier Koreatown updates or is Jamison doing the exact same thing on parking garages a block apart?

Two different projects.

Here's the article for 3470 Wilshire: https://urbanize.la/post/another-k-town-parking-garage-make-way-development

Here's the article for 3600 Wilshire (renderings above): https://urbanize.la/post/two-more-towers-koreatown

CastleScott
Dec 15, 2018, 7:50 PM
I like it

The commenters are crazy NIMBYs. The city will always be changing... its inevitable. I personally welcome daring designs and architecture... or would you rather have another glass box and look like Vancouver?


I really like it too as its creative, innovative and just awesome looking.:tup:

NYC2ATX
Dec 15, 2018, 10:47 PM
Proposed Sunset Strip Tower Moves Forward With a Height Increase
(https://urbanize.la/post/proposed-sunset-strip-tower-moves-forward-height-increase)

'Futuristic' 15-story hotel tower slated for Viper Room site on Sunset Blvd

https://www.wehoville.com/2018/12/11/developer-seeks-community-input-plans-new-hotel-sunset-boulevard/


Honestly though, THIS is a Sunset Strip I'm sooo here for. :worship:

StethJeff
Dec 16, 2018, 7:23 PM
This is what LA needs, Architects need to take notice, not saying that every project needs a crazy design but bland glass boxes with podiums is really starting to get old.

I'm gonna agree and take it a step further. WDCH, basically every semi-garish Gehry proposal, LAPD building, Emerson College, Vespertine, that weirdo tower in Culver City, the PDC. Even though I may not love all of these designs, damnit, they're at least interesting. LA is one of the few cities where nothing seems out of place and anything goes. I'm here all day for these types of projects, especially in Hollywood.

SD_Phil
Dec 16, 2018, 7:25 PM
I'm gonna agree and take it a step further. WDCH, basically every semi-garish Gehry proposal, LAPD building, Emerson College, Vespertine, that weirdo tower in Culver City, the PDC. Even though I may not love all of these designs, damnit, they're at least interesting. LA is one of the few cities where nothing seems out of place and anything goes. I'm here all day for these types of projects, especially in Hollywood.

Exactly. If these buildings can't be built in LA then they don't belong anywhere really. LA is built on architectural experiments (that sometimes fail). I wouldn't have it any other way.

StethJeff
Dec 16, 2018, 8:02 PM
I'm hoping/expecting that our Asian connections continue to deliver more aggressive and bolder designs. We need more of their creativity to rub off on this side of the rim.

caligrad
Dec 17, 2018, 7:59 AM
I'm gonna agree and take it a step further. WDCH, basically every semi-garish Gehry proposal, LAPD building, Emerson College, Vespertine, that weirdo tower in Culver City, the PDC. Even though I may not love all of these designs, damnit, they're at least interesting. LA is one of the few cities where nothing seems out of place and anything goes. I'm here all day for these types of projects, especially in Hollywood.

:cheers: Totally agree.

blackcat23
Dec 17, 2018, 5:41 PM
Clean rendering of the Sunset Strip tower

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/SPS_Morphosis.jpg?itok=ikVdkfDq (https://urbanize.la/post/15-story-hotel-planned-replace-sunset-strips-viper-room)

Steve8263
Dec 17, 2018, 6:43 PM
Much better view than the crappy WeHoville photo, especially of the street level.

I love it but don't see it penciling out with all the dead space in the middle. Only time will tell I guess. That and if the comment section of the wehoville article is general consensus, expect the pitchfork mob to be out in force.


https://incrediblevanishingpaperweight.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/mob1.jpg?w=1000&h=

blackcat23
Dec 17, 2018, 8:35 PM
I love it but don't see it penciling out with all the dead space in the middle. Only time will tell I guess. That and if the comment section of the wehoville article is general consensus, expect the pitchfork mob to be out in force.

I think a structural engineer is likely to put the kibosh on this one before the pitchfork mob gets a chance, at least as currently designed.

Busy Bee
Dec 17, 2018, 9:25 PM
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
Then whipped them all soundly and put them to bed.

the urban politician
Dec 17, 2018, 11:29 PM
https://www.latimes.com/resizer/w8df_dDjCv8kLLBl1mfvLwNSPmM=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/EFS7LENWRZF4HG4HUBZGOKD7DI.jpg
Image Source: LA Times (https://www.latimes.com/resizer/w8df_dDjCv8kLLBl1mfvLwNSPmM=/1400x0/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/EFS7LENWRZF4HG4HUBZGOKD7DI.jpg)

Is this a tower designed for masochists to live in?

LA21st
Dec 18, 2018, 12:36 AM
Work in. :)
It's a office.

colemonkee
Dec 18, 2018, 4:43 AM
Haha! Yes! It's an Eric Owen Moss design, and he has a lot of buildings in this area, most of which are really funky work spaces. Some of them are not well-reviewed by the people who work in them.

Eightball
Dec 18, 2018, 5:54 AM
Culver City is full of buildings like that which are quite successful.

I am completely enamored with the Sunset Strip Tower. Lets build it immediately it is so LA! Will be a huge success

hughfb3
Dec 18, 2018, 9:35 PM
I think a structural engineer is likely to put the kibosh on this one before the pitchfork mob gets a chance, at least as currently designed.

This building isn’t that difficult to construct... and actually; it’s already been built right in Hollywood and designed by the same architect. This sunset strip building is basically the more flashy version of the Morphosis designed Emerson college... ironically on Sunset Bl In Hollywood.

https://www.morphosis.com/architecture/127/

Illithid Dude
Dec 18, 2018, 11:41 PM
Considering the empty space in the middle, my guess is that's to maximize FAR, so they can build up the two towers on either side.

colemonkee
Dec 19, 2018, 4:36 PM
The primary difference between the Sunset hotel project and the Emerson College Building (which I love) is the number of habitable floors in the cantilevered section. I'm sure there's an engineering solution that will work (even given our pretty strict seismic building requirements), but I'm not sure if the development team has fully costed this out.

colemonkee
Dec 21, 2018, 7:05 PM
In other Culver City news, a friend of mine on the Culver City Council mentioned in passing that Apple has presented initial plans to the City Council for the Apple Music HQ directly across National from the Ivy Station project, where crews have been demolishing the former Learning Materials building on the western edge of the Helms Bakery complex block. He says that Apple being predictably guarded with releasing the designs to the public yet, but that the initial plans they saw include some ground floor retail. If true, that whole area with Ivy Station, the Platform and now Apple Music HQ could become the next "downtown" Culver City. Now, if we could only get that strip mall on Venice just west of the Expo Line that's bookended by the Del Taco and Wendy's redeveloped into mixed use, then you would have a pretty contiguous, walkable neighborhood from National to Duquense (and arguably beyond if walking along Washington Blvd).

Illithid Dude
Dec 21, 2018, 8:40 PM
In other Culver City news, a friend of mine on the Culver City Council mentioned in passing that Apple has presented initial plans to the City Council for the Apple Music HQ directly across National from the Ivy Station project, where crews have been demolishing the former Learning Materials building on the western edge of the Helms Bakery complex block. He says that Apple being predictably guarded with releasing the designs to the public yet, but that the initial plans they saw include some ground floor retail. If true, that whole area with Ivy Station, the Platform and now Apple Music HQ could become the next "downtown" Culver City. Now, if we could only get that strip mall on Venice just west of the Expo Line that's bookended by the Del Taco and Wendy's redeveloped into mixed use, then you would have a pretty contiguous, walkable neighborhood from National to Duquense (and arguably beyond if walking along Washington Blvd).

Very interesting. Is LA about to get a Norman Foster building?

LA21st
Dec 21, 2018, 9:45 PM
In other Culver City news, a friend of mine on the Culver City Council mentioned in passing that Apple has presented initial plans to the City Council for the Apple Music HQ directly across National from the Ivy Station project, where crews have been demolishing the former Learning Materials building on the western edge of the Helms Bakery complex block. He says that Apple being predictably guarded with releasing the designs to the public yet, but that the initial plans they saw include some ground floor retail. If true, that whole area with Ivy Station, the Platform and now Apple Music HQ could become the next "downtown" Culver City. Now, if we could only get that strip mall on Venice just west of the Expo Line that's bookended by the Del Taco and Wendy's redeveloped into mixed use, then you would have a pretty contiguous, walkable neighborhood from National to Duquense (and arguably beyond if walking along Washington Blvd).

whoa, that's great news.

caligrad
Dec 21, 2018, 10:27 PM
I love how Culver City is quickly turning into another anchor city for LA. The expo line has also done wonders for the area I feel.

colemonkee
Dec 21, 2018, 10:35 PM
^ It really has. The developments going up have replaced mostly parking lots and low-rise industrial or single-story retail buildings. The only real "loss" was Surfas, but they're still open, they just moved further down Washington Blvd to a new location.

bzcat
Dec 21, 2018, 11:30 PM
In other Culver City news, a friend of mine on the Culver City Council mentioned in passing that Apple has presented initial plans to the City Council for the Apple Music HQ directly across National from the Ivy Station project, where crews have been demolishing the former Learning Materials building on the western edge of the Helms Bakery complex block. He says that Apple being predictably guarded with releasing the designs to the public yet, but that the initial plans they saw include some ground floor retail. If true, that whole area with Ivy Station, the Platform and now Apple Music HQ could become the next "downtown" Culver City. Now, if we could only get that strip mall on Venice just west of the Expo Line that's bookended by the Del Taco and Wendy's redeveloped into mixed use, then you would have a pretty contiguous, walkable neighborhood from National to Duquense (and arguably beyond if walking along Washington Blvd).

The strip mall on Venice doesn't help but the big problem is the two Honda and Toyota dealerships at Robertson and Washington. They are located in the most unfortunate place in terms of walk-ability and connectivity between Downtown Culver City and the Expo line Station.

If you get rid of the car dealerships and put in some ground level retail on that block with public easement (like the Platform or Ivy Station), you can make walking from Trader Joe's to Expo line Station much easier and more pleasant.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Culver+City,+CA/@34.0265755,-118.3891235,653m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!8m2!3d34.0211224!4d-118.3964665

And if we are able to redevelop that entire block (car dealerships, Venice Blvd strip mall, the low rise office block on Robertson), I would suggest Culver City reconfigure Robertson between Venice and Washington into a bus station for the Expo line station and make it a pedestrian friendly zone. Restrict access to Robertson to only transit buses, eliminate Hoke Ave, and give the rest of the road surface back to people walking on foot. Add shade trees and integrate it with the new developments.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/46411841061_8740620f7e_b.jpg

ChelseaFC
Dec 21, 2018, 11:36 PM
The big problem is not the strip malls on Venice but the two Honda and Toyota dealerships at Robertson and Washington. They are located in the most unfortunate place in terms of walk-ability and connectivity between Downtown Culver City and the Expo line Station.

If you get rid of the car dealerships and put in some ground level retail on that block with public easement (like the Platform or Ivy Station), you can walk in a straight line from Trader Joe's to Expo line Station.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Culver+City,+CA/@34.0265755,-118.3891235,653m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!8m2!3d34.0211224!4d-118.3964665

Agreed. Just not sure how likely that actually is. I do imagine some developer is going to try to purchase the Howard Industries warehouse complex however.

Radio5
Dec 22, 2018, 3:54 AM
Anybody know what the status of the development in Los Feliz btwn Hillhurst and Hollywood? Frost/Chaddock were going to do something a while back. They finally have a fence up and auto zone is gone, but it's been over a year since then.

Illithid Dude
Dec 22, 2018, 9:25 PM
The strip mall on Venice doesn't help but the big problem is the two Honda and Toyota dealerships at Robertson and Washington. They are located in the most unfortunate place in terms of walk-ability and connectivity between Downtown Culver City and the Expo line Station.

If you get rid of the car dealerships and put in some ground level retail on that block with public easement (like the Platform or Ivy Station), you can make walking from Trader Joe's to Expo line Station much easier and more pleasant.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Culver+City,+CA/@34.0265755,-118.3891235,653m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2ba1edb77739d:0x3185e9d14beb59fe!8m2!3d34.0211224!4d-118.3964665

And if we are able to redevelop that entire block (car dealerships, Venice Blvd strip mall, the low rise office block on Robertson), I would suggest Culver City reconfigure Robertson between Venice and Washington into a bus station for the Expo line station and make it a pedestrian friendly zone. Restrict access to Robertson to only transit buses, eliminate Hoke Ave, and give the rest of the road surface back to people walking on foot. Add shade trees and integrate it with the new developments.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4893/46411841061_8740620f7e_b.jpg

Well there was that plan that someone commissioned from Brooks + Scarpa.

https://pro2-bar-s3-cdn-cf3.myportfolio.com/4463c9937613d0935c67240351d53354/42bb4897937f99e551e27bbb_rw_1920.jpg?h=6ecd0c73f9b2be9880a9a809c30ed945

https://pro2-bar-s3-cdn-cf2.myportfolio.com/4463c9937613d0935c67240351d53354/d5fcde871388aa6bcd9ae70e_rw_1920.jpg?h=c8fffd5a7c980d6ae8a6bad46f82065b

I doubt this will come in to fruition in this current iteration but at least it means that someone is thinking about this space.

Quixote
Dec 22, 2018, 9:44 PM
HBO West Coast headquarters, Amazon Studios relocation from Santa Monica, Apple adding 1,000 new jobs...

Culver City is about to get a lot more $$$. I'm hoping we'll start seeing some nicer developments in nearby Palms.

caligrad
Dec 23, 2018, 8:32 AM
Culver City seems to be turning into an extension of "Silicone Beach". Turning into a tech heavy center. I don't mind it at all. Its a great location for that type of industry. Its in the center of everything sorta speak... Its right between DTLA and the airport. Its right near Century Center and Hollywood and the beach. I say keep it coming. Hopefully we'll see more denser developments, mid level high-rises and etc.

That being said...Culver City is a bit of a mess in terms of congestion. There needs to be another line through the area quick. I know the city isn't even thinking about that option anytime soon, but a Pico/Venice line from DTLA to Venice Beach would be a great route. Would service two different areas that the expo isn't touching at the moment.

ChelseaFC
Dec 23, 2018, 11:45 PM
https://pro2-bar-s3-cdn-cf3.myportfolio.com/4463c9937613d0935c67240351d53354/42bb4897937f99e551e27bbb_rw_1920.jpg?h=6ecd0c73f9b2be9880a9a809c30ed945

https://pro2-bar-s3-cdn-cf2.myportfolio.com/4463c9937613d0935c67240351d53354/d5fcde871388aa6bcd9ae70e_rw_1920.jpg?h=c8fffd5a7c980d6ae8a6bad46f82065b


This isn't the Wendy's/Del Taco lot or car dealerships lot, this is the triangular lot bounded by Robertson and Washington. The car dealerships are still the main impediment to extending DT Culver City to the Expo Line station.

Illithid Dude
Dec 31, 2018, 10:50 PM
The inevitable downgrade:

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/santa%20monica%20barrington.jpg?itok=cw2L_eag

Still looks good, but not as honestly majestic as it could have been.

For sake of comparison:

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_image_1140x538_retina/public/Barrington_View%2001.jpg?itok=plce91gG

homebucket
Jan 1, 2019, 12:09 AM
I like it better actually. More understated. Excellence in simplicity.

The other is a bit too tacky, WordArt-y. Like it's trying too hard.

Blesha13
Jan 1, 2019, 12:34 AM
Anyone know what's that colorful flickering light atop the Wilshire Grand? Will there be something tonight for NYE?

blackcat23
Jan 2, 2019, 5:00 PM
21-Story Tower on Track to Begin Construction This Year in Koreatown

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/3800%20w%206th%20street%202.jpg?itok=NKX_0yz9 (https://urbanize.la/post/21-story-tower-track-begin-construction-year-koreatown)

badrunner
Jan 2, 2019, 5:22 PM
Some of these new Koreatown condo towers will have some fantastic views of DTLA. That is, until it gets blocked by the next condo going up :)

Quixote
Jan 2, 2019, 5:26 PM
Now that’s how you design a singular structure for a large-footprint lot—you vary the architectural facade. In this case, it visually reads as two separate buildings.

LA21st
Jan 2, 2019, 6:07 PM
Is the tower portion at La Cienga/Jefferson u/c? There's a structure 6-7 floors up already on the north end, which is where the 30 story tower would be.

Illithid Dude
Jan 3, 2019, 12:02 AM
Is the tower portion at La Cienga/Jefferson u/c? There's a structure 6-7 floors up already on the north end, which is where the 30 story tower would be.

Yes. I noticed equipment on the Jamison tower site west of MacArthur Park as well.

LA21st
Jan 3, 2019, 12:47 AM
Wow, I figured they would complete the low rise section first. Great news !

Per the MacArthur Park update-
Is that the 29 story complex?

colemonkee
Jan 3, 2019, 5:30 AM
^ The Jamison tower at 2900 Wilshire (https://urbanize.la/post/fresh-renderings-2900-wilshire) is planned for 23 stories, if plans haven't changed since this Urbanize article was published. That's a great sign that there's equipment there.

As for the La Cienega/Jefferson development, it is most definitely the high-rise that is rising fastest. Much of the low-rise portion of the project is still working on below-ground parking levels. The high rise is starting to become visible from as far away as the intersection of La Cienega and Fairfax.

Illithid Dude
Jan 3, 2019, 7:49 AM
The high rise at Jefferson and La Cienaga is so tall and solitary I'm honestly worried it's going to spur an anti-density anti-high rise movement.

112597jorge
Jan 3, 2019, 8:06 AM
The high rise at Jefferson and La Cienaga is so tall and solitary I'm honestly worried it's going to spur an anti-density anti-high rise movement.

Eric owen moss office tower will rise next to it as well.

caligrad
Jan 3, 2019, 8:06 AM
I thought that area was getting a few mid rise towers ?

ChelseaFC
Jan 3, 2019, 4:20 PM
Onni has purchased the Wilshire Courtyard building complex near LACMA. Anyone know the scoop on their plans for the property?

https://therealdeal.com/la/2019/01/02/onni-group-to-buy-wilshire-courtyard-for-630m-sources/

blackcat23
Jan 8, 2019, 5:28 PM
Google leases 584,000 sf at Westside Pavilion redevelopment

https://urbanize.la/sites/default/files/styles/2018_article_gallery_image_2000w/public/field/image/One%20Westside%20%283%29.jpg?itok=8lvZ2NEi (https://urbanize.la/post/google-lease-entirety-westside-pavilion-redevelopment)

LA21st
Jan 8, 2019, 5:39 PM
Awesome. That Expo line corridor is developing into a solid employment area.

LosAngelesSportsFan
Jan 8, 2019, 6:26 PM
So Google, Apple and Netflix have signed leases for about 2 - 2.5 million sq ft in LA over the last couple months without LA having to sell its soul to the devil. Great news!

hughfb3
Jan 8, 2019, 9:03 PM
So Google, Apple and Netflix have signed leases for about 2 - 2.5 million sq ft in LA over the last couple months without LA having to sell its soul to the devil. Great news!

Same thing with LA going from 0 NFL teams to 2 with no public money or subsidies. If only we could figure out our housing and transportation crisis.

This expo line corridor is turning into a housing and job creation zone.

LA21st
Jan 8, 2019, 9:35 PM
That whole part of LA county--West LA/ South Santa Monica, Culver City, Playa Vista, Westchester, LAX, El Segundo, Hawthorne, is doing great right now.
:cheers:

caligrad
Jan 8, 2019, 9:55 PM
^^^ don't forget Long Beach lol its new tallest is currently under construction.

Also. Am i the only one underwhelmed with the 28 by 28 plan ? The expo line showing how rail lines can change the areas around it, you would expect metro to be coming it with all kinds of new routes for the future instead of thinking of one line (Sepulveda line) and dwelling over that one line for an entire decade before thinking of the next project. The west side needs a Lincoln line to connect the beaches with the Airport and further south. But lets just focus on one line at a time apparently.

bzcat
Jan 9, 2019, 5:10 AM
I'm a little disappointed Westside Pavilion redevelopment will not include any housing. Tear down that crazy badly designed parking structure and build some condos! There is plenty of existing underground parking on the west side of Westwood to support the intended Google and retail use.

But as is, it is a good adaptive reuse of the building. I guess the parking structure demolishing can wait... eventually it will happen I think.

ocman
Jan 9, 2019, 6:12 AM
So Google, Apple and Netflix have signed leases for about 2 - 2.5 million sq ft in LA over the last couple months without LA having to sell its soul to the devil. Great news!

Also, Amazon is taking 500K sqft in Culver city, which seems to be taking the spotlight from arts district in terms of where cool things are now happening.

Facebook announced it's taking 260K in Playa Vista in the Maltzan-designed building. Los Angeles may be the only city where every single one of the FAANG companies have expanded to in this recent wave of expansions that have been announced in the last couple months, even as all the tech hype and write-ups is about NYC. Who needs HQ2?

https://commercialobserver.com/2018/12/facebook-playa-vista-lease/
https://la.curbed.com/2018/12/10/18134795/culver-city-studios-expansion-amazon-ground-breaking

ocman
Jan 9, 2019, 6:20 AM
The inevitable downgrade:



Building-wise it’s more refined and finished. Street-wise, I liked the sand-dune sidewalk experience that insulates the pedestrian from the street. The new version pushes pedestrians out towards the cars zooming by and would make walking the area less pleasant.

Quixote
Jan 9, 2019, 7:14 AM
Also, Amazon is taking 500K sqft in Culver city, which seems to be taking the spotlight from arts district in terms of where cool things are now happening.

Because of the presence of a few major companies? Really?

It's still DTLA by a wide margin as far as culture, food, and retail are concerned.

ChelseaFC
Jan 9, 2019, 4:32 PM
Two-story retail development with subterranean parking is under construction at 8650 Melrose across from the Blue Whale in West Hollywood

https://www.jayluchs.com/sites/default/files/styles/property_large_thumbnail/public/8650_melrose_avenue_brochure.jpg?itok=4RpjF1fg

https://www.wehoville.com/2015/09/17/developer-takes-to-the-city-council-a-revised-plan-for-melrose-avenue-project/

ChelseaFC
Jan 10, 2019, 8:06 PM
https://ocbj.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2018/03/15/One_Culver_10000_W_Washington_Blvd_Culver_City_PHOTO_670_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d

Apple taking even more space in Culver City, this time at One Culver

https://therealdeal.com/la/2019/01/10/apple-in-talks-to-lease-remaining-space-at-one-culver-sources/

LAsam
Jan 10, 2019, 8:54 PM
https://ocbj.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2018/03/15/One_Culver_10000_W_Washington_Blvd_Culver_City_PHOTO_670_t670.jpg?b3f6a5d7692ccc373d56e40cf708e3fa67d9af9d

Apple taking even more space in Culver City, this time at One Culver

https://therealdeal.com/la/2019/01/10/apple-in-talks-to-lease-remaining-space-at-one-culver-sources/

Wow. Culver City has turned into a real economic force to be reckoned with. Seems to me that the Expo Line has been the catalyst for all this. Shows what can happen when a city embraces rail transit in lieu of resisting it.

caligrad
Jan 10, 2019, 10:01 PM
^^^ And I wish the City/County/Region would see this and the possibilities. There is no reason why rail line cant be spread all over the county. The bogus reports/studies that metro gives for their reasoning behind why some lines wont be "feasible" or why they "wont work" just makes me want to scream. But somehow the WSAB makes the cut and the endless extension of the foothill line makes sense while denser corridors "Wont make sense". Annoying.

ChelseaFC
Jan 10, 2019, 11:01 PM
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lGlt3l0G1TfaQCqtSI60pn00waU=/0x0:4255x3404/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:4255x3404):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13682231/24pali_culver_city.jpg

Palihotel now open in 1920s-era Culver City hotel

https://la.curbed.com/2018/11/19/18079058/palihotel-culver-city-historic-hotel-opening-photos

BrandonJXN
Jan 11, 2019, 11:26 PM
https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/lGlt3l0G1TfaQCqtSI60pn00waU=/0x0:4255x3404/920x0/filters:focal(0x0:4255x3404):format(webp):no_upscale()/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/13682231/24pali_culver_city.jpg

Palihotel now open in 1920s-era Culver City hotel

https://la.curbed.com/2018/11/19/18079058/palihotel-culver-city-historic-hotel-opening-photos

Crazy because I lived in this hotel for 2 years from 2010-12. Even then I knew that it would be only a matter of time before it would change from a SRO into something better.

colemonkee
Jan 14, 2019, 3:11 PM
Century City and the Wilshire Corridor from Kenneth Hahn on Saturday. If you look closely enough, you can see the cranes for the Century Towers between Fox Plaza and 10250 Constellation.

https://imageshack.com/a/img922/7660/uvvcKM.jpg
Image Source: Me and my old-ass Canon 40D

bzcat
Jan 18, 2019, 9:08 PM
Los Angeles may be the only city where every single one of the FAANG companies have expanded to in this recent wave of expansions that have been announced in the last couple months, even as all the tech hype and write-ups is about NYC. Who needs HQ2?



That's largely because all the recent FAANG expansions are all driven by their respective media strategies. Instead of buying an existing studio, FAANG are going to now spending stupid money trying to reinvent the proverbial wheel of making TV shows and movie.

So LA expansion is not a coincidence... this is where the talent lives whom FAANG wants to hire. And I'm not talking about actors, writers, or directors. I'm talking about production people, accountants and lawyers who know how to do entertainment deals, and people who work in distribution. They all live in LA and no one wants to move to Seattle or San Jose.

ChelseaFC
Jan 22, 2019, 9:21 PM
https://www.latimes.com/resizer/mUZC93Scf8OHalXw8CYSAFAtLaI=/800x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5c44c9db/turbine/la-1548011988-wzmmbqhj3t-snap-image

JUST IN: Crossroads Hollywood on Sunset approved

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-crossroads-hollywood-20190122-story.html

caligrad
Jan 22, 2019, 10:39 PM
The one project in all of LA that I felt from the start was a pipe dream. Pleasantly surprised its still going.

LA21st
Jan 22, 2019, 11:55 PM
https://www.latimes.com/resizer/mUZC93Scf8OHalXw8CYSAFAtLaI=/800x0/www.trbimg.com/img-5c44c9db/turbine/la-1548011988-wzmmbqhj3t-snap-image

JUST IN: Crossroads Hollywood on Sunset approved

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-crossroads-hollywood-20190122-story.html

Wow, that's incredible news. :cheers: