The Downtown News is out with their summary of downtown doings (new projects, status updates, etc.). Some notables: The Glass Tower is alive! Be still our beating hearts. "Construction is expected to begin this spring on the long-delayed 25-story, $60 million ground-up residential tower at 1050 S. Grand Ave in South Park." And the web site, with the same rendering but new announcement date, is back up. Also notable: It's about three years off for the Chinatown Lofts, a planned 318-unit condominium at 1101 N. Main; sales will begin in April at the Brockman building, an adaptive re-use project at 530 W. Seventh; SB Tower, at 600 Spring, will likely be rentals instead of condos, developer Barry Shy tells the paper (and ditto for SB Spring); Ten Ten Wilshire, a rental building at 1010 Wilshire, is opening in early March; "no timeline yet" for the Herald Examiner, which received city entitlements last year; and City House and The Olympic, the sprawling complex at Grand Ave and Olympic is still on, according the "most recent information available." Who wants to fast forward a year--to spring 2009--and guess the state of all these projects?
· Less Booming, but Still Building [Downtown News]
· Glass Tower Is Doing Nothing On The Net, Either [Curbed LA]