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

After years of neglect, plight, and closure, one of downtown’s best historic icons has finally reopened. Angels Flight has received some much-needed TLC thanks to a private group headed by the Angels Flight Railway Foundation and ACS Infrastructure Development. The group includes engineering and transportation firms, who collectively agreed to repair and maintain Angels Flight for the next three decades in exchange for a portion of the profits. LA Times put together a neat graphic article that shows how Angel’s Flight has been operated over the last 100 years.

Apex 2 continues to add floors rapidly at the corner of 9th & Flower. The construction crane is at par with the height of Watermarke Tower, while the building core is a little less than half of its neighbor’s size. The Gensler and Preston Partnership-designed apartment tower will stand at 28-stories once completed.

The Mack Urban development at 1120 s. Grand Ave has begun to install the facade. The facade material is a mix of slate-grey sheeting and blue glass windows. The final exterior of the 38-story residential tower will have a unique look compared to most other buildings going up in Downtown at the moment.

The 8th & Spring Towers are starting to look really great. 732 S. Spring St. (the second of the two towers) has just hit its 14th floor and glass window installation has also begun on the first non-podium level.


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


Angels Flight
Developer [owner]: Angels Flight Railway Foundation
Engineer: ACS Infrastructure Development, the US division of Grupo ACS

Apex 2
Developer: Holland Partner Group
Architect: Gensler & Preston Partnership

1120 Grand Ave.
Developer: Mack Urban and AECOM Capital
Architect: AC Martin and Togawa Smith Martin

Spring Street Towers (732 Spring Street)
Developer: Holland Partner GroupNASH Communities
Architect: MVE + Partners

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