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 with the new. . . The old Blue Jeans store is now a distant memory. A shoe store, called Footaction, has moved into the old, Midcentury storefront. The facade has been treated to a grey paint job and a sleek black ground floor exterior. Rumors are that a neon vertical sign is still to come.

It appears that Atelier did not choose the leaf design podium covering that we saw in the July update. Instead, they’re going with a classic diamond-pattern metal sheeting.

The Capitol Records Building is getting a new neighbor. An 18-story residential tower has broken ground at 1755 Argyle in Hollywood. Scheduled to open in 2018, the tower’s cool and unconventional facade design can be seen in the latest renderings.

Metropolis has begun to install a large LED screen in the plaza fronting Francisco St. The 100-foot by 20-foot screen will later be joined by even bigger LED screens on Oceanwide Plaza, Circa, and 1020 Figueroa. On-site workers estimate that the screen will be up and running by early February.

The Academy Museum at Wilshire & Fairfax continues to plug away. New steel framing has appeared in the old May Company building, while the rest of the lot is still working on the foundation. Meanwhile, across the street, the Purple Line station has gained a small crane of its own. Plenty of trucks and equipment have made their way on site to continue clearing the lot for construction.

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

Park Fifth
Developer: MacFarlane Partners
Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architects
Park Fifth Los Angeles Construction

Footaction on Broadway
Footaction Downtown Los Angeles

Atelier at 8th & Olive
Developer: Carmel Partners
Architect: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
Atelier Downtown Los Angeles

1755 Argyle in Hollywood
Developer: Related California
Architect: Large Architecture
1755 Argyle Construction

Developer: Greenland USA
Architects: Gensler, JG Nuekomm Architecture, Woods Bagot, Harley Ellis Devereaux, OJB
Metropolis LED Screen

Academy Museum
Developer: Paratus Group
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, design architect & Gensler, executive architect
Los Angeles Development

Los Angeles Development

Los Angeles Development