How do you fit a 28-story hotel on a tiny little parking lot in Downtown LA? Architects are getting a little crazy with plans for a tall and skinny Lizard In, if this rendering (via Urbanize LA) is to be believed. Adam Sokol Architecture Practice's designs have a section that juts out to match the facades of the buildings on either side, then continues several stories higher than its surroundings with an irregularly faceted tower that looks like it's wrapped in a web. Update: new renderings show the web has been ditched.
The Spring Street Hotel, as it's referred to in city planning documents, is from developers Lizard Capital, who plan to fit 176 rooms, about 1,500 square feet of retail space, a 6,100-square-foot restaurant, and a rooftop bar in a total of about 106,000 square feet.
The hotel won't have any parking spaces but will provide parking through valets who will meet cars at the curb and park them in a nearby parking garage (at 530 S. Spring Street). Construction is set begin in the second half of 2016, with the hotel scheduled to be complete in the second half of 2018.
· Rendering Revealed for Slim DTLA Hotel Tower [ULA]
· Skinny, 28-Story Hotel Headed For Historic Core Parking Lot [Curbed LA]