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Old Posted Oct 11, 2016, 8:41 PM
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The problem really isn't with Gehry, it's with Related. They are the ones who decide on the project's size and are in charge of obtaining funding. He just designs what they want.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2016, 10:03 PM
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Coming from the station, walk 2 feet to the right and its a straight B line to the Broad plaza/courtyard based off of one of the renderings on urbanize... But i get what people are saying.... But damned if you do...Damned if you don't....

If it were a straight path outlined with trees,"boring". If it was a straight path with an overhead arch, "old, simple". If it were a straight path with just lighting, shrubbery and some Broad-esque statues, "Gimmicky". If it were just your typical concrete bridge, "LA never tries hard enough". Call in Gehry, "LA is overworking the design again"... Its true when they say you cant make everybody happy.

How about we focus on the bigger problem which is the fact that its a pedestrian bridge??? a few tens of millions to raise the station 3-4 floors, make a pedestrian bridge and to "Make it Pretty" for the Broad. Something a simple street cross walk and stairs/wheelchair ramp/elevator could have sufficed with next to the Broad garage/plaza.

That section of Downtown is already "Pedestrian bridge city" and an urban/walkability dead zone, I thought we were over that? or are we making exceptions ?
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Oh there was a ceremony.

I'm a bit late to the conversation (out of town for work). But I hope this is legit. I've been asking about this one for months and nobody was ever able to give me a clear answer, "its on hold, its canceled, its been revived". Whatever the case may be, I'm glad (Hopefully) that its a go. Is it groundbreaking architecture ? nope, Is it a must have? Not really, is it an exciting project ? MEH. BUT. Is it great infill ? yes, will it kill a parking lot ? yup, will it put more feet on the ground in terms of residence ? most deff, will it add to the skyline and street wall ? beautifully.

BUILD IT BEFORE SOMEBODY CHANGES THEIR MIND ! AGAIN !
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Well, they could've made it interesting design-wise without sacrificing logical circulation.
Look at the renderings on Urbanize LA. The main path is not a straight line, but it is pretty much direct.
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Has been posted on other threads, but applies here too:

Metro receives unsolicited proposal that could accelerate multiple measure M projects

http://thesource.metro.net/2016/10/1...-under-review/
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2016, 3:41 AM
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I was out in LA this past weekend and Wilshire Grand is looking awesome!

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I was out in LA this past weekend and Wilshire Grand is looking awesome!
So many shots of Downtown LA yet you managed to get one from a vantage point I don't recall seeing much of if at all. Great photo!
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Funny, the reason why I was in LA this weekend was to photograph this site and another for Continuum, the developer.



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So many shots of Downtown LA yet you managed to get one from a vantage point I don't recall seeing much of if at all. Great photo!
Thank you, I really appreciate that! I love this vantage point and Wilshire Grand looks so great from here.
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Coming from the station, walk 2 feet to the right and its a straight B line to the Broad plaza/courtyard based off of one of the renderings on urbanize... But i get what people are saying.... But damned if you do...Damned if you don't....

If it were a straight path outlined with trees,"boring". If it was a straight path with an overhead arch, "old, simple". If it were a straight path with just lighting, shrubbery and some Broad-esque statues, "Gimmicky". If it were just your typical concrete bridge, "LA never tries hard enough". Call in Gehry, "LA is overworking the design again"... Its true when they say you cant make everybody happy.

How about we focus on the bigger problem which is the fact that its a pedestrian bridge??? a few tens of millions to raise the station 3-4 floors, make a pedestrian bridge and to "Make it Pretty" for the Broad. Something a simple street cross walk and stairs/wheelchair ramp/elevator could have sufficed with next to the Broad garage/plaza.

That section of Downtown is already "Pedestrian bridge city" and an urban/walkability dead zone, I thought we were over that? or are we making exceptions ?
Word!

That's exactly what I thought.
It's just ridicules. How can anybody be okay with something like that?
Plus a design like that. It's like somebody is slapping the pedestrian right in the face.

That's plain insanity.
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Old Posted Oct 12, 2016, 10:03 PM
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Thank you, I really appreciate that! I love this vantage point and Wilshire Grand looks so great from here.
"Wilshire Grand looks so great from here"...but notice how much taller U.S. Bank/Library Tower looks. The thin spire on Wilshire Grand hardly shows. Aon almost matches it in height, except for the spire. 854' vs. 900' ex crown & spire. Not much difference. Library tower roof is over 1000'. So (ex spire), it really does look taller than Wilshire Grand from most places at a distance. But don't get me wrong, I do like Wilshire Grand. A fine addition to the skyline.

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Old Posted Oct 12, 2016, 10:14 PM
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"Wilshire Grand looks so great from here"...but notice how much taller Library Tower looks. The thin spire on Wilshire Grand hardly shows. Aon almost matches it in height.
Oh I meant that from this post.

The drone photo is pretty wide and doesn't really showcase the skyline at all. It does look nice from the Fashion District though:



You can also see the spire from LAX which is pretty impressive. Even with the potato quality photo.

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A small update today. Enjoy

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Old Posted Oct 13, 2016, 12:25 PM
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A small update today. Enjoy
Thank you.

It's good to see all those cranes.
2016 was already such a great year.

I hope you don't regret the day you opened this new Downtown-Thread.
It will keep you busy. (☞゚ヮ゚)☞
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2016, 4:48 PM
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Well now this contradicts what we were saying before about a pre-NII boom. I wish people would stop messing with the market. This could artificially mess with the cycle.

http://www.globest.com/sites/kelsima...on=los-angeles
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Or it might not. Demand is very hard to predict.
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Well now this contradicts what we were saying before about a pre-NII boom. I wish people would stop messing with the market. This could artificially mess with the cycle.

http://www.globest.com/sites/kelsima...on=los-angeles
i couldnt access the article cause im not a member, but i call complete bullshit on that. We've seen a massive surge in applications and project announcements in the last couple of months since this nonsense was approved for the march ballot.
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Old Posted Oct 13, 2016, 10:52 PM
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New $350 Million US Courthouse Now Completed

New US Courthouse in Downtown LA Helps Strengthen Civic Center Identity



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http://brighamyen.com/2016/10/13/new...nter-identity/
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2016, 3:56 AM
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A small update today. Enjoy





With a bit of regular watering by blackcat23, as usual, and others like Brigham, etc!
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