While this image shows an old timey postcard of 831 S. Grand, site of the once-planned (and then canceled) Gansevoort Hotel (and also the site of the weeds and the downtown dog), check out the rest of the gallery: Inside are renderings for a project known as the Palace Hotel. French architect David Bitton told us this morning he did the renderings years ago, and that he doesn't know the status of the project, so it's unclear if the name Palace Hotel is still even in the running--New York-based owner and developer Chetrit is being pretty quiet about the whole project. Meanwhile, more about the image above: "Completed in 1913, Trinity Auditorium included church offices, a residential hotel, and the 1,500 seat concert hall." The auditorium was also the first home to the Los Angeles Symphony orchestra.
· David Bitton Design [Official Site]
· Developer Chetrit: Hotel Still Planned For Weedy 9th And Grand Parcel [Curbed LA]
· No Gansevoort For LA [Curbed LA]
· Video Exclusive: Gansevoort Dog Not So Mean [Curbed LA]