Here’s What Happened During Last Month’s Development & Construction

Onni’s residential skyscraper at 820 S. Olive keeps going up, up, up. I don’t have the exact floor count, but by estimate there are still 10 to 12 more floors to go until it tops out at 50 stories. The layout for the pool and the town home-style units on the amenity deck are beginning to take shape. On some of the lower floors, balcony railing is being installed. Upon completion, this 637-ft tall tower will have 516 rental apartments and likely take the title of tallest residential building in the city of LA.

At the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Argyle Ave, South Block has made its debut. The construction wrapping was removed, revealing the white, grey and umber-colored stucco low-rise apartment buildings. The large development, which nearly takes up an entire city block, consists of four seven-story buildings containing a total of 507 apartments and approximately 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. The project is expected to open next year.

One block north of South Block, Argyle House is just a few months away from opening. The crane is gone, the balconies are almost all enclosed, and the ground-floor is looking nice and clean. The 18-story residential building will soon offer 114 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom rental apartments as well as 2,100 square feet of commercial space.

I went underground with Urbanize LA to check out the progress at the Metro Crenshaw/LAX line. We visited the subway terminus at Expo/Crenshaw Station and the Downtown Inglewood Station. The new Metro route is 8.5 miles long and connects the Green Line & LAX to the Expo Line. Construction is about 75% complete and the trains are expected to be up and running by 2019. You can find more photos and the full writeup on Urbanize here.

For more photos of development and construction, head over to my Flickr page.

820 S. Olive St
Developer: Onni Group
Architect: Chris Dikeakos Architects
820 S Olive Los Angeles Architectural Photographer Hunter Kerhart

South Block
Developer: DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners and Clarrett West
Architect: VTBS Architects
South Block Hollywood Architectural Photographer Hunter Kerhart

Argyle House
Developer: Related California
Architect: Large Architecture
Argyle House Hollywood Architectural Photographer Hunter Kerhart

Crenshaw/LAX Line
Developed by LA Metro and funded by Measure R, the half-cent sales tax approved by Los Angeles County voters in 2008
Metro Crenshaw/LAX Architectural Photographer Hunter Kerhart


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