Frank Gehry has announced he's donating a design for the new children's institute campus in Watts.http://la.curbed.com/archives/2014/07/frank_gehry_will_design_campus_for_abused_children_in_watts.php
There will be a zoning hearing for this project tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9:30am.
City of Los AngelesOffice of the Zoning Administrator, Room 1020200 N. Spring St.Los Angeles, CA 90012
You can now watch the development 24 hours a day!http://www.earthcam.net/projects/webcor/metropolis/
Now that Phase I is mostly finished, it looks like construction on Phase II is in full swing. Here's a photo I snapped.
Jason Illoulian's idea for a hotel and pedestrian retail center to replace
The Factory looks pretty exciting. It has a pedestrian-only lane going through its center which lets people cross the entire block in a car free setting. Let's see more of this!
Final route decisions for the Gold Line are due soon, and it looks like the Mayor is currently backing the Whittier option. Thoughts?
According to the downtown news:
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday awarded a “Notice to Proceed” for the project, meaning that construction can begin in full.
Looks like the Expo line is already bringing in some cool new development activity.
From Building Los Angeles
Expo Line passengers in-between the Culver City and La Cienega/Jefferson Stations might be getting some very noticeable eye candy in the not-so-distant future. Believe it or not, LADBS permits appear to be in the works for (W)rapper, the poorly-named, Eric Owen Moss-designed... (continued)
Downtown News just ran a story on this distractionist project.
From the Downtown News:
Beneath the lobby’s long-worn mosaic tile work lay a dank basement with asbestos in the pipe insulation and vinyl floor tiling, according to a site assessment conducted by the state Department of General Services. Some surfaces had been treated with toxic lead paint, and toxic mold had appeared.
Park 101 shared a cool mini-doc about the benefits of capping the 101. These animated renderings will definitely get you excitedhttp://vimeo.com/98225189
Like we saw in the renderings, the engineering team now confirms that some of the arches on the new bridge will have climbable stairways. Also awesome: the bridge will have bike paths and will also provide access to the river below.