Los Angeles Construction News
Updates on new buildings and infrastructure under construction in LA.
Wedged between the 110 freeway and Francisco Street, Metropolis is the largest mixed-use project under construction right now in Los Angeles. Its second tower, Metropolis 2, has topped out at 40 stories.
The 66-unit building is 100 percent leased and it hasn't even opened yet. More than half of the units were earmarked for LAUSD employees; the remainder were set aside for local families.
The new courthouse takes its place in the Civic Center in Downtown. Architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the new 10-story courthouse to look like a floating cube (it's set atop a stone podium) with a pleated facade made of tempered glass.
With the spire, the skyscraper soars to 1,100 feet
The pair of new buildings will bring housing, retail, and a public paseo to the neighborhood when they open next year.
The road, which is a major route onto PCH, has been closed for more than two years. When it reopens Sept. 1, cyclists will be able to cruise more safely to the beach and north to Malibu via a 16-foot wide protected bike line.
The hotel’s distinctly Moroccan theme was stripped away and replaced with modern, more traditional decor that's a lot brighter and a lot more chic. Closed since last fall, the hotel near LA Live is set to reopen in November.
Those stripes and the zigzag-shaped edifice at Melrose and La Cienega have annoyed people for more than three decades. Work to redo the facade will start this summer.
The Hollywood restaurant’s new owners, who purchased the place in March, aren’t wasting any time. They say their renovations will be based on the property’s original 1914 plans.
The photo shows a whopping 150 cement trucks parading down Hill Street, en route to the Broadway Trade Center, which will be expanded and transformed into a food hall and hotel with a rooftop public park.
The tower will hold 341 apartments and ground-floor commercial space at 9th Street, between Figueroa and Flower, in DTLA’s South Park neighborhood. A giant LED sign will light up affixed to the exterior.
114 "luxury" units in 18 towers on a half-acre site right next to Capitol Records and the Pantages. The site had been dug up multiple times by geologists searching for an earthquake fault.
The soon-to-be tallest tower in the West is getting its crown: a decorative glass structure reminiscent of a sail that will be topped by a steel spire. Photos from the roof show recent progress on the top of the 73-story tower.
Icon Tower is 14 stories tall, and it's helping alter Hollywood's skyline. The facade has lots of small windows and swaths of glass. Once finished, it will house Netflix employees and serve as the centerpiece of Sunset Bronson Studios' expansion.
The four-diamond hotel is expected to open in 2021. Amenities will include two pools and a rooftop restaurant with views of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. In building the luxury hotel, Disney appears to be taking advantage of new local tax breaks.
After the bridge's February closure and a weekend-long shutdown of the 101 Freeway, the Sixth Street Viaduct's demolition has steadily continued. We checked in on the progress and got an up-close look at the concrete carnage.
Demolition on a house on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills turned into a disaster for the neighbors when the developer "dug too deep into the hillside." Whoops! Now the street is destabilized and a nearby house could collapse.
Yesterday, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti took a trip to the top of the under-construction Wilshire Grand, the future tallest building in the West. The mayor snapped some great shots, but he's not the only one who's been taking photos from the top recently.
A section of Los Angeles in and around Downtown and Chinatown is predicted to see a veritable explosion in new households, the second biggest in the US, according to a new report from real estate data site Realtor.com.
GoPros strapped onto workers at the future tallest tower in the West offer some very scary perspective on what it's like to work on a 73-story building.
Take some time to enjoy the sight of two excavators going to town on a small bridge in Downtown LA. The demolition clears the way for a new subway station that'll be part of Metro's Regional Connector project, linking up several light rail lines.
A helicopter hoisted the terrifying new glass slide attraction to the 69th floor of the US Bank tower, where it will become part of a redesigned lookout area for what is (for now) the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
The controversial crossing is really starting to come together, and is set to open in April.