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Jean Nouvel's Leafy Tower in Second Design Phase

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At the 38th Annual Los Angeles Architecture Awards, given out by the Los Angeles Business Council and held today at the Beverly Hills Hilton, Jean Nouvel, (pictured above) the architect behind 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard, gave the key note address. Among other things, he told the crowd: "...to be in Los Angeles, is of course, a dream for a French architect..." Nice! But given market conditions, it's a valid question to ask: Is his Century City building actually going to happen?

Yes, it is, a rep for developer SunCal Cos told us after the reception, adding that the project is its in second design phase. The fact that it is its second design is a positive indicator, she added. So the sky isn't falling? No, she said. It's happening.

Anyway, more photos from the event in gallery. All told, 30 projects were honored. Notable winners: Biscuit Company Lofts won for the Renovated Building category; Ennis House won in Preservation category; LA Dodger stadium won in LA Pride category; and LA Live won for Mixed-Use Design category.
· Jean Nouvel Planning Green-Fringed Tower For Century City [Curbed LA]