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Old Posted Aug 18, 2014, 2:50 PM
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Looks like they might be getting near deep enough for two underground parking levels on the west edge of the site. Get the rest of the site that deep and then start building up.


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WTF happened to the angled crowns???
I thought the purpose of their "original" vaunted design was to circumnavigate the flat rooftop/helipad clusterfuck.

What abject cowardice this is.


EDIT: OKIC........Why did they change the tallest in the complex to make it *so completely* disconnected from everything else???

It's still cowardice IMHO.
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2014, 6:30 PM
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What are those other gray towers? One looks taller than AON, and they still have the old Wilshire Grand. It also looks like the west side of town is on the east side? Weird rendering, did someone in China who's never been to LA design that and cut and paste it from random photos?

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Old Posted Aug 27, 2014, 6:43 PM
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What are they going to use these pipes for?


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Old Posted Aug 27, 2014, 7:49 PM
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What are those other gray towers? One looks taller than AON, and they still have the old Wilshire Grand. It also looks like the west side is on the east side? Weird rendering, did someone in China who's never been to LA design that and cut and paste it from random photos?
Kudos for the absolutely bizarre trimdown of Aon and the CGI'd blank block (technological term?) towers. I barely noticed the first indignity whilst in the throes of my anger at *what I saw at first.

*slight edit a few days after the fact.....

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Nice that the Downtown LA skyline will get bridged to the LA Live area.
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An influx of Chinese capital will bring more towers. This is one of many that are being worked on by Chinese developers. Well, for one, they know how to get stuff done and quickly too.
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An influx of Chinese capital will bring more towers. This is one of many that are being worked on by Chinese developers. Well, for one, they know how to get stuff done and quickly too.
And if you add in the Korean capital being expended a few blocks away..... Asian money is being spent well in LA.
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I could be wrong, but they appear to be temporary shoring beams that will go up in the corners, keeping the shoring walls secure while they build out the underground layers. If you look in the northwest corner, there are two in place now, and there's a crane in the web cam today in the southwest corner that is just out of frame that may be installing some more.

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I could be wrong, but they appear to be temporary shoring beams that will go up in the corners, keeping the shoring walls secure while they build out the underground layers. If you look in the northwest corner, there are two in place now, and there's a crane in the web cam today in the southwest corner that is just out of frame that may be installing some more.

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Yep!


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Some concrete being poured on the northwest corner of the site (where the 38 story to we is supposed to be)
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That's to secure temporarily secure the shoring beams in place, and not technically part of the foundation. The foundation will have a lot of rebar down there. My guess is that they'll start building the foundation over this concrete pad, then start cutting away the beams once the underground levels start going up.
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Press release from Metropolis today:

Two Blocks From Staples Center, Metropolis Los Angeles Scores With Phase-One Luxury Condominium Units Now 40% Reserved
http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/pu...tentId=1747652
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Greenland was hoping to break ground on the second phase by the end of fall. The time is running..
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Digging out the tower portions?



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From the LA Downtown News article on the elimination of the flat-roof policy:

"The timing works out, Jernigan said, for phase two of Metropolis, a massive Gensler-designed South Park effort from Shanghai-based Greenland Group. In addition to phase one, which will bring a 38-story condominium building and a 19-story hotel to the 6.33-acre parcel along Francisco and Eighth streets, the company is building two additional towers, at 54 and 40 stories tall. "

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Does this mean that we may see some design changes to Phase II or are they considering that the current design includes non-flat rooftops?
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Digging out the tower portions?


Yes, it looks like.

I guess we will see more progress next week.

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Does this mean that we may see some design changes to Phase II or are they considering that the current design includes non-flat rooftops?
I really doubt that. They will not change their design anymore.
That are not smal changes, they would have to include other safety features.

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Old Posted Oct 22, 2014, 5:32 PM
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Did Greenland put this project on hold or something? There's been practically zero work in the last two weeks, and they even hauled away a couple of the earth movers the other day.
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