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South Park Watch: Figueroa Towers Reveal

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If developers pull off South Park as originally planned (and on time), this is a glimpse of what the area could look like. Two forthcoming towers-one at 624 W. 12th St. and one at 1200 S. Figueroa St.--are slated for this pocket of downtown, and developer South Group, who also did buildings Elleven, Luma and Evo, is claiming a 2009 ground-breaking for the project. Presently, one tower is designed to be 32 stories, the other is 23 stories and there'll be total of 648 condominiums--what the whole site is entitled at, a rep for South Group tells Curbed. Are these two buildings more roundy-looking than the first three projects? UPDATE: So much for freshness! This morning, a representative for the South Group assured us that these renderings were recent. But it appears these renderings, while the most recent, have been out since at least December. Apologies.

Portland-based firms GBD Architects and TVA Architects, who also did Evo (the other two South Group projects were done by another Portland-based architect) are designing the high-rises and calling this project the South Figueroa towers.

Currently, the renderings (which likely will change) show the pool and the gardens connecting the two buildings in the same way that the pool connects Elleven and Luma. With a third tower planned for 1241 Flower St., South Group and South Park are chugging along, but let's see when all of these things actually go up.
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