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Wilshire Grand Site in 1919, Bouldering Gym For Factory Place

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DOWNTOWN: The old Wilshire Grand is being demolished right now and pretty soon the corner of Figueroa and Seventh will be home to the new tallest tower on the West Coast. The intersection's come so far! Just 94 years ago it hosted a two-story Victorian, as USC Libraries shows those in this picture from their archives. [USC Libraries

ARTS DISTRICT: Haul out the gentrification drum and start banging hard--the hot as hell Arts District is now getting a super tricked-out bouldering gym at the Factory Place Lofts. Our pals at Racked LA report that Creative Space, the commercial real estate firm that has been owning the AD transformation (they're responsible for the Handsome Coffee Roasters and the Urban Radish market), worked with Touchstone Climbing to find a space "with ceilings that rise almost 30 feet—allowing for climbing walls of around 15 feet high." [Racked LA]

Wilshire Grand

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