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Culver City office tower by Eric Owen Moss previewed in new fly-through video

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The wacky high-rise will be wrapped in a steel exoskeleton

One of LA’s most outgoing new development projects has a flashy new fly-through video showing off its unusual design.

The 16-story high-rise is called (W)rapper and has been in the works for years. Originally planned as a multi-structure complex, the project was redesigned in 2006 as a single office tower.

Designed by Eric Owen Moss Architects, it’s set to rise near the border of Los Angeles and Culver City, close to the Hayden Tract, where Moss has previously collaborated with developer Samitaur Constructs on several other eye-catching projects, including the recent Pterodactyl project nearby.

The video offers a good glimpse at the new tower’s asymmetrical shape and the windy exoskeleton that wraps (get it?) around the structure.

The 17-story building will rise next to the Expo Line’s LA Cienega/Jefferson station, joining a host of other developments sprouting up around the newly extended train line. It will contain about 160,000 square feet of office space, along with a multi-level rooftop deck that can be used as an event space.

According to Urbanize LA, construction crews will begin excavation work on the project’s parking garage in the next two months.

Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the project site is located in Culver City. It is in Los Angeles.