A previously unseen rendering of the planned 45-story, $400 million Jean Nouvel-designed building at 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard. And a visual reminder to eat your greens. As noted by architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne in last weekend's Los Angeles Times magazine, it seems the building--dubbed a "green blade" by Nouvel himself--could indeed break ground in the not too distant future; last time we checked, units in the 177-unit tower were expected to start at more than $3.2 million. (Unable to find Hawthorne magazine article online, curse you LATimes.com.) UPDATED. Credit.
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