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The L.A. hillside development features 88- and 27-story towers; image courtesy of Handel Architects.

Complex With 88-Story Tower to Transform L.A. Hillside Site

The former hillside location of Angels Knoll Park in Los Angeles is set to be transformed into a 1.26-million-sq.-ft., mixed-use development that includes 88- and 27-story towers, the Architect’s Newspaper reported. Handel Architects designed the buildings, and OLIN has been tapped to handle landscape design, which will feature terraces, amphitheaters, gardens and a connection to the Angel’s Flight funicular. Poised to be among the tallest buildings in the city and western U.S. at 1,020 ft., the taller tower has a tapered design and will house condominiums, apartments and hotel rooms. The shorter one will have hotel rooms and a charter school. Developers MacFarlane Partners, Peebles Corp. and Claridge Partners project completion by 2025.

Tallest Bay-Area Building South of San Francisco Contemplated

Chinese developer Kylli, a subsidiary of Genzon Investment Group, wants to build a mixed-use development in Santa Clara, California, that would include the tallest Bay-Area building south of San Francisco — an office tower of up to 50 stories, the Daily Post reported. The current tallest buildings in Santa Clara and San Francisco, respectively, are 22 and 62 stories (Salesforce Tower). Also proposed for the 49-acre site are a 35-story apartment building at 3005 Democracy Way (previously occupied by Yahoo), a 400,000-sq.-ft. hotel and 20 acres of greenspace. The City of Santa Clara would need to lift density restrictions and was moving in that direction earlier this year. 

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