Guess skyline nerds weren't the only ones waiting around for the forever-in-the-works Metropolis megaproject to get off the ground in South Park: Chinese developer Greenland USA has announced in a press release that 40 percent of the residential units planned for the project's first phase—which just started construction this summer—are already reserved. Metropolis's phase one, set to open in fall 2016, will have a 38-story, 310-unit condo tower and a 19-story hotel; another phase with two more high-rises could start work very soon. The condo options start at studios and max out at three-bedroom penthouse units; no prices have been released, but you should plan on having smelling salts for when they are. The enormous Metropolis was first proposed in the 1980s, but Greenland just took over last year.
· Two Blocks From Staples Center, Metropolis Los Angeles Scores With Phase-One Luxury Condominium Units Now 40% Reserved [PR Newswire]
· Here's a First Look at the Big Plans for South Park's Metropolis [Curbed LA]
· Behold: DTLA Megaproject Metropolis's Next Two Giant Towers [Curbed LA]
· Metropolis [Curbed LA]