Totally excited to see this place almost open!
The Bloomingdales will essentially become the new face of Santa Monica since the Aqua Line will be terminating literally across the street from it (catercorner). It's exciting to think about how future transit users will be getting off at this station right across from the new Santa Monica Place.
I took these all from last night:
Bloomingdales all lit up at night. This view will be the same from transit users getting off the future Aqua Line station terminus in Santa Monica.
This corner is 100 times better than before when it was Macy's and a blank wall.
Getting ready for opening day
These metal panels are on the outside of the Bloomingdales
A view inside the new Santa Monica Place
The second CB2 in LA (the other one is at Fairfax/Sunset)
Grand opening is on Aug 6, 2010
View from 3rd Street Promenade
A peek inside
A brand new Nordstrom
Another peek inside
New designs on the parking structure