Tall-building activity continues downtown and beyond.

L.A. City Center, designed by Steinberg Architects and Gensler

29-, 49-Story Towers Form L.A. City Center

New renderings have been revealed of L.A. City Center, the latest megaproject in downtown Los Angeles, The Architect’s Newspaper reported. Developed by Shenzhen Hazens Real Estate Group, the plan features a 29-story tower designed by Gensler containing a W hotel and a 49-story tower designed by Steinberg Architects containing approximately 430 condominiums. A podium with hotel amenities, underground parking and 5,000 sq. ft. of retail along Figueroa Street are also on the drawing boards. Recently approved by the L.A. City Planning Commission, the project will be built in phases, with the hotel going up first. L.A. City Center will join nearby L.A. megaprojects Circa (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2017) and Oceanwide Plaza (EW, January 2017).

Design Evolves for Mixed-Use Tower in Koreatown

2900 Wilshire, a 23-story mixed-use tower planned in Los Angeles’ Koreatown (EW, May 2017), has a new, streamlined profile, with updated renderings showing a curvy structure accented by deep balconies, Architect’s Newspaper reported. It is set to have 644 apartments and 13,000 sq. ft. of ground-level commercial space, as well as a parking podium with a swimming pool. Large Architecture, Jamison Services and Hankey Capital are behind the project, planned on a site opposite Lafayette Park. As of September, a timeline had not yet been announced. 

33-Story Mixed-Use Tower Gets Greenlight

Fashion District Residences, a 33-story, 370-ft.-tall building containing approximately 450 apartments, parking for 561 vehicles and ground-level commercial space, has been approved by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission, Urbanize.LA reported. The development would replace a parking lot at 7th and Maple streets in the Fashion District. Realm Group and Urban Offerings are the developers. Humphreys & Partners Architects designed the building, which features a tower wrapped in horizontal bands of precast concrete above a podium containing parking and amenities.

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