Signs of life are emerging on the long-boarded up sidewalk on the eastside of Western Avenue, just north of Wilshire. The once packed sidewalk has been closed for at least a year as Solair, the 22-story luxury condo tower, rose above the Purple Line subway station. Pedestrians heading to the Hong Kong/Blade Runner-style corner of Wilshire/Western have had to cross over to the west side and drivers and bus commuters have had to deal with one less northbound lane on Western (chaos was seen firsthand yesterday as a driver and bicycle-rider also came to blows as they fought for space). The sidewalk remains closed, but work is moving fast to clear the area and ready the two-story retail component of the tower. It should all be over soon.
· Rumblings & Bumblings: Solair retail [Curbed LA]
· Solair [Official Site]