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Old 03-09-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Yes, in some ways it's similar to Seoul or Tokyo. It may lack the density/pt compared but it is decentralized, has multiple cbds, and a sprawling built up environment.

Those cities are actually a better model to follow in terms of what LA could be rather than trying to be a NYC etc..
Yeah, exactly..
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:06 AM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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Looks very Vancouver-y.

Do you have any idea how tall this building is supposed to be?
probably about 110 meters
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:14 AM
 
Location: L.A./O.C.
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downtown will continue to improve greatly with many great additions like the LA streetcar, regional connector, plans to "bring back Broadway", the Broad Museum, Wilshire Grand tower 1 and 2 schedueled to be complete by 2017, LA central, Farmers Field, the New Convention Center, New marriot hotel, 755 Figueroa tower plans, Zen Tower tallest residential tower west of chicago, grand avenue project, the new US courthouse, south parks proposed new residential building, Metropolis Project, and probabt dead but still small hope Park Fifth, and city house and olympic
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:29 PM
 
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How are you going to get rid of all the skid row bums downtown?
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Zen Tower tallest residential tower west of chicago, grand avenue project, the new US courthouse, Metropolis Project, and probabt dead but still small hope Park Fifth, and city house and olympic
I think that there's a good chance that all of these are dead. I don't recall any news on Zen in the last 5 or 6 years even before the bust. Metropolis has been two years away for two decades. Grand Avenue is dying, Park Fifth is dead, and City House and Olympic were never legitimate.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:25 PM
 
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I think that there's a good chance that all of these are dead. I don't recall any news on Zen in the last 5 or 6 years even before the bust. Metropolis has been two years away for two decades. Grand Avenue is dying, Park Fifth is dead, and City House and Olympic were never legitimate.
About a month ago developers were at happy hour at Perch with new Metropolis plans sprawled out on the table and were chatting but were very hush about it when I asked. But Metropolis was on all the blueprints. Looked like 4 buildings now!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Looks Like Macy's is getting a $7 million renovation now too. Great to see people showing faith in the Downtown market and it's revitalization!
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Looks Like Macy's is getting a $7 million renovation now too. Great to see people showing faith in the Downtown market and it's revitalization!
Good to hear but I'm assuming the renovation will be for the interior? $7 million is hardly enough to renovate the god awful exterior of that hideous building. The macy's building is such an eyesore and does absolutely nothing in terms of being "inviting" for a shopper.

It would be better off if they demolished it and build something fresh from the start in such a prime dtla location.
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Old 03-31-2012, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Good to hear but I'm assuming the renovation will be for the interior? $7 million is hardly enough to renovate the god awful exterior of that hideous building. The macy's building is such an eyesore and does absolutely nothing in terms of being "inviting" for a shopper.

It would be better off if they demolished it and build something fresh from the start in such a prime dtla location.
I think the $7 million renovation of the "Macy's" is a reference to former Macy's building at 7th and Fig which is set to re-open as a Target in late 2012.

The other Macy's (on 7th near Grand) is still sitting there....no renovations.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:33 AM
 
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I think the $7 million renovation of the "Macy's" is a reference to former Macy's building at 7th and Fig which is set to re-open as a Target in late 2012.

The other Macy's (on 7th near Grand) is still sitting there....no renovations.
That renovation you're referring to at Figat7th is a $40 million renovation. The renovation I am reffering only is mainly for the Macy's at Macy's Plaza, but not the mall. They really need to pull out of that space and move into a historic building on 7th or on Broadway.
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