Posts In: DTLA

Video: Wilshire Grand Light Show on Opening Night

June 30, 2017 Downtown Los Angeles, Video

For the last five years, I have spent a good amount of time documenting Wilshire Grand's construction. After all the glass was installed and the crane came down, I was a little underwhelmed. Don't get me wrong - I'm as…

Los Angeles Development & Construction Update | February 2017

March 1, 2017 Development
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Here's What Happened During Last Month's Development & Construction  The six-story development at Olympic & Olive is just about complete. Much like the G12 complex down the block, this mixed-use apartment complex went with a grey and yellow color-scheme. It…

Published: Parker Center in Preservation Magazine

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This month, one of my photos of Parker Center was featured in the Winter 2017 edition of Preservation Magazine. The magazine is published by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is a nonprofit organization focused on saving and preserving…

Los Angeles Development & Construction Update | December 2016

January 2, 2017 Development
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Here's What Happened During Last Month's Development & Construction  The Park Fifth site is deep in the trenches.  The entire lot at 5th between Olive and Hill Streets has become a pretty sizable hole. Out with the old and in…

A Look Inside The Title Insurance Building

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There’s nothing quite like the news of an Art Deco gem being picked up for redevelopment in Downtown LA. These days, developers snatching up historic buildings are a dime a dozen, but the Title Insurance Building is truly lucky to…

The Commercial Exchange Building

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I’ve walked by the Commercial Exchange Building at 8th and Olive hundreds of times, and there are always two thoughts that strike me: how incredible the gigantic neon sign will look once someone lovingly restores it and George R. Kress.…

The Merritt Building

November 14, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles, Historic
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The Merritt Building has long been shrouded in mystery and misery. Once one of the finest buildings in downtown Los Angeles, the 1914 Beaux Arts building has seen its fair share of suffering. It surrendered to a major height-restriction, a…

Down Into The Pacific Electric Subway Terminal (LA’s Original Underground)

February 15, 2016 Downtown Los Angeles, Historic
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Over the last decade, Downtown LA has seen its fair share of cool adaptive reuse projects. Dozens of historic buildings have been converted into housing, creative offices, restaurants and retail. Without a doubt, I am most excited for an overhaul…