$300-million residential high-rise underway near Century City
by Roger Vincent
Work is finally underway on a long-delayed $300-million residential skyscraper on a prime parcel at the gateway to Century City and Beverly Hills.
The 39-story apartment tower is being built by Miami developer Crescent Heights at 10000 Santa Monica Blvd. years after a high-profile struggle for the land that has long been considered one of the most valuable development sites in the country....
The units will range in size from 1,500 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet.
Building amenities are to include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, more than an acre of landscaped gardens and a tennis court. The second floor will house an expansive lounge that tenants may use to host private events such as birthday parties.
The building design by San Francisco architecture firm Handel Architects incorporates floor-to-ceiling windows in an exterior glass skin intended to create a luminous, transparent and energy-efficient facade. Unlike Century City skyscrapers nearby, 10000 Santa Monica will not have a flat roof.