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Proposed Tower Would Redefine Height on the West Coast

A 77-story skyscraper proposed for Downtown Los Angeles would be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
June 23, 2018, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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One of L.A.'s most famous buildings, the Bonaventure Hotel, could have a much taller neighbor.
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"The Los Angeles skyline continues its upward climb as developers Shenzhen New World Group and Dimarzio | Kato Architecture (DKA) forge ahead with plans for a new 77-story tower that could cement L.A.’s claim as the home of the tallest building west of the Mississippi," reports Antonio Pacheco.

Pacheco reports that the skyscraper would be located at 333 South Figueroa Street, immediately adjacent to the 110 Freeway where it bisects Downtown.

"The proposal would convert the existing 13-story, 1980s-era hotel tower into 224 apartments while adding the new 77-floor tower at the northeastern corner of the site," according to Pacheco. "As proposed, the segmented, glass-wrapped tower would contain 599 hotel rooms, 242 condominiums, and 28,705 square feet of commercial space, among other features."

Pacheco supplements these details with renderings of the project as currently proposed.

For more coverage of the project, see also an article by Steven Sharp, who broke the news about the project earlier this month.

Published on Friday, June 22, 2018 in The Architect's Newspaper
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