How did this fly under the radar?
considering this was proposed with Chinese investment in mind before the CCP credit crackdown, I don’t see it happening.
It lacked merit and authenticity even prior to the CCP crackdown. There is neither the scarcity of land, or the astronomical land value that necessitates the super tall structures that are built in NYC, Tokyo or Hong Kong. The need to travel ‘vertically’ to get to your home/office becomes an added step to the need to travel horizontally (roads/streets) and therefore a necessary compromise in ‘land locked’ and high land value places like NYC. The designed height of this building is driven entirely by ‘vanity’ or ‘showmanship’ as opposed to ‘necessity’ - looking at this tower in context, it seems silly and superfluous. This building design only serves to support the stereotype of Los Angeles as being a place characterized as “La La Land” - showy and superficial.
I understand Shenzens is no longer doing this expansion at the LA Hotel. They are under investigation by FBI for inappropriate donations to political figures in LA. Unfortunately. Sorry.
Would you please correct the spelling of Figueroa St. There is no “n”. I am a New Yorker but have lived in Southern California for 31 years. Thanks
Modified title to reflect some semantic concerns.
On a side note, wlecome GSPLover!
Both are my mistake. Remember, I’m mostly familiar with Philadelphia and Manhattan
Thanks, I really enjoy the forum and NYC. Unfortunately this will be the first year in 31 years that I will not be going back for a visit. LA’s skyline has certainly grown during that time but the earthquakes are a concern. No matter the engineering if the ground opens up under one of those towers its gone.
Well they know that SF and LA are highly likely to be in an earthquake, so they have to be build the towers to withstand them
First of all Thomas I would like to convey to you that I have enjoyed all of your graphics thru these past few years. You are a very talented young man. Yes, these buildings are designed to withstand a 5, 6, or 7 magnitude earthquake. My concern is for the “big one” 8+. It has been over 300 years since Southern California has had a major event. It is estimated that if that size quake were to hit Wrightwood on the San Andreas fault the town would move laterally 24 ft. Wrightwood is only 41 miles from Los Angeles (as the crow flies). Seismologists say it is only a matter of when and not if. They have discovered smaller more shallow faults in the vicinity of downtown. The shallower the fault the more destructive. So, that is my concern for the 1000+ foot towers that are gracing our skyline now and in the future. Back to architecture.
The authorities also charged a Bel-Air developer, Dae Yong Lee , who secured entitlements for a 20-story residential project in 2017; and Wei Huang , chairman of Shenzhen New World Group , which proposed a 77-story skyscraper on Figueroa Street and paid more than $1 million to Huizar.
So this project is dead then?
350 South Figueroa Street across the road