Emerson College's project in Hollywood has broken ground and this year seems more and more like it just might be action-packed, right? Peggy Ings, the school's associate vice president for government and community relations, confirms to Curbed that "construction has officially begun" and that excavation work started in early December. She says the project is on schedule, with foundations set to start going in around April, and a Certificate of Occupancy expected in December 2013. The project will get Emerson students who are studying in LA out of the Oakwood and into the 10 story tall Morphosis-designed digs at Sunset and Gordon. The building will have students rooms and staff/faculty apartments in the "frame," academic facilities in the middle area, retail on the ground floor, and three levels of underground parking. Neighbor East West Studio sued over noise concerns in 2010; that suit was dismissed last summer. The construction site has soundproofing all along its Gordon St. side, which Ings tells us was the college's idea.
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