Rendering of the museum
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Rendering of the museum
The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, a $300-million museum to be built on the former May Co. department store site on Wilshire Boulevard at Fairfax Avenue, is scheduled to open in 2017.  (©Renzo Piano Building Workshop/© Studio Pali Fekete architects/©A.M.P.A.S.)
Olympics 2024
An artist’s rendering of downtown Los Angeles during the 2024 Summer Olympic Games. The city’s plans include an Olympic village next to the Los Angeles River.  (LA24)
U.S. Bank Tower
Dubbed Skyspace L.A., the U.S. Bank Tower’s rooftop complex will be one of only a handful of such high-altitude visitor venues in the country. It will be operated by the firm that runs the observatory at the new One World Trade Center building in New York. (Overseas Union Enterprises Ltd.) (Overseas Union Enterprises Ltd.)
Hollywood Park Land Co. City of Champions
The proposed City of Champions Revitalization Project will include an 80,000-seat NFL stadium and 6,000-seat performance venue in addition to retail, office, hotel and residential space.  (HKS Inc.)
Union Station
An aerial rendering of a reworked Union Station features towers around the site and pedestrian bridges on the eastern side of the property. A new connectivity to the Los Angeles River and East L.A. are part of the master plan. (Metro)
Rendering of proposed Carson stadium
The proposed NFL stadium for the Raiders and Chargers in Carson would cost $1.7-billion. (MANICA Architecture / Associated Press)
Architect Peter Zumthor’s LACMA plan
Swiss architect Peter Zumthor’s lastest design for a new Los Angeles County Museum of Art is less curvy and incorporates double-height galleries that will extend beyond the roofline.  (Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner)
A rendering of Zumthor’s revised LACMA plan
A revised plan for a new LACMA building will send a blobby finger over Wilshire Boulevard, instead of over the tar pits. Architect Peter Zumthor updated the design for the $650-million project in light of environmental concerns. (LACMA)
City Market South
A rendering of City Market South in downtown L.A., which will include the Slanted Door and projects by chef Steve Samson and bartenders Pablo Moix and Steve Livigni. This first group of businesses is expected to open in early 2016. (Courtesy of the LENA Group)
Herald Examiner renovation/conversion

Georgetown Co. is converting the long-shuttered Herald Examiner building at East 11th Street and South Broadway into offices and restaurants. The New York developer purchased an undisclosed stake in the beige architectural gem from Hearst Corp. and is partnering with the newspaper chain on a $40-million project to redevelop the building.

 (Georgetown Co.)
Platinum Triangle
A Chinese developer is planning a nearly $500-million residential, hotel and retail complex next to Angel Stadium in Anaheim. (Hopscape)
The $1-billion Metropolis hotel, condominium and shopping complex overseen by Greenland USA is expected to be completed in 2018 along the 110 Freeway north of L.A. Live. (Greenland USA)
Century City mall
Westfield Corp. plans to spend $800 million on a massive makeover of its Century City mall as it races to stave off local competitors and the rapid growth of online retailing. The redesigned mall will include a Nordstrom department store and the first California branch of Eataly, a fashionable gourmet Italian food emporium co-owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali.  (Westfield Corp.)
The Promenade
The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center, a prominent but dated mall next to the 405 Freeway in Westchester, will receive a $30-million face lift. The upgrade will place a greater emphasis on food and entertainment along with a more pedestrian-friendly layout. (Laurus Corp.)
Soccer stadium
The Los Angeles Football Club plans to construct the country’s most expensive privately financed soccer stadium on the site of the Sports Arena in Exposition Park, making it the first open-air professional sports venue to be built in Los Angeles since Dodger Stadium in 1962. The $250-million complex, covering 15 acres in the shadow of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, would include a conference center, restaurants and a soccer museum. (Gensler)
Coliseum renovation plans
A $270-million upgrade to USC’s Coliseum will keep the integrity of the original structure but update many other features, including premium seating areas inside a large tower structure at midfield. Construction on the landmark would begin after the 2017 football season and end in time for 2019’s season. The team will still play in the stadium during the process. (
Vermont Entertainment Village, South L.A.

Located at Vermont and Manchester avenues in South Los Angeles, Vermont Entertainment Village will cover two blocks. The indoor-outdoor development will include retail and food space, a pharmacy and grocery store and will be a venue for entertainment and family events. 

 (Sassony Properties)
Horizon Hollywood
Horizon Hollywood, a $150 million apartment and retail complex, is proposed for development at the northwest corner of Hollywood Boulevard and La Brea Avenue in Hollywood.  (GMPA Architects and Shimahara Ilustration )
Glendale Library

Planned upgrades to Glendale Central Library would give the city’s biggest branch new entrances on the north and south sides as well as expanded study areas.

 (Gruen Associates)
Coca-Cola bottling plant
The century-old Coca-Cola plant in the Arts District at 4th and Merrick streets is set to be turned into a plush office and retail complex. (HLW International)
USC Village
USC Village, scheduled to be completed fall 2017, is a $650-million housing and retail complex just north of the main campus. (Courtesy of USC)
The Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios, a 14-story office building, will be built at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Van Ness Avenue in Hollywood by Hudson Pacific Properties. (Gensler)
4th and Hill high-rise apartments
Equity Residential plans to break ground next year on a $200-million high-rise apartment tower at 4th and Hill streets in downtown Los Angeles.  (TCA Architects)
Condo tower
The proposed 37-story condo tower at 1201 S. Grand Ave. will have 125 units and cost $100-million. The building was designed by Richard Keating, the L.A. architect credited with designing Gas Co. Tower.  (Architecture by Keating )
Clarion Partners remodeling Playa Vista buildings
Clarion Partners has commenced an $8-million makeover of two six-story buildings in Playa Vista that will add new entrances, balconies and windows among other changes.  (Kilograph)
Planned Beverly Hills luxury hotel
Wanda Group is planning to build a hotel and condominium complex at 9900 Wilshire Blvd., the site of a former department store site in Beverly Hills.  (Wanda Group)
W Hotel downtown Los Angeles
The trendy W Hotels chain has agreed to open its third Los Angeles outpost in a $700-million complex set to be built downtown near Staples Center. (Gensler)
Apartment complex, downtown Los Angeles
Construction has begun on a 648-unit apartment complex just west of the financial district. The two apartment buildings will include rooftop decks, a pool and a fitness center.  (Togawa Smith Martin)
Four Seasons
A posh 59-unit Four Seasons Private Residences-Los Angeles is scheduled to open in 2017 across the street from the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. (Genton Property Group)
Proper hotel
A historic 13-story tower on Broadway about two blocks south of the popular Ace Hotel is being converted to the Downtown L.A. Proper Hotel(Proper Hospitality)
Proposed Millennium Hollywood project
The $1-billion Millennium Hollywood development would be anchored by 35- and 39-story buildings flanking the Capitol Records tower. (
Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Bay Theater, which is part of Rick Caruso’s redevelopment plans for Palisades Village. In addition to the five-screen theater, other highlights included outdoor dining, mature trees and diagonal parking for 50 or so vehicles on a one-way Swarthmore Avenue between Sunset Boulevard and Monument Street. (Caruso Affiliated)
Kilroy Realty project
Kilroy Realty seeks to develop a 4-acre campus with office buildings, shops and a residential tower in Hollywood, surrounded by Vine Street and Homewood, Ivar and De Longpre avenues. Forty percent of the site would be dedicated to open space.  (Shimoda Design Group)
Rick Caruso’s apartment building
Developer Rick Carsuo is planning an ultra-luxury apartment building with 154 units at 333 S. La Cienega Blvd. across the street from the Beverly Center.  (Caruso Affiliated)
El Segundo mall
Federal Realty Investment Trust is building the Point, an outdoor shopping and dining complex in El Segundo, at the northeast corner of Sepulveda Boulevard and Rosecrans Avenue. (Federal Realty)
Columbia Square
Cable TV networks MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV will consolidate in a new building at Columbia Square at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street. The original CBS office and studio complex is in the foreground. (Shimahara Illustration)
Fig Central
Fig Central, across from Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, will be a residential and hotel complex that will alter the DTLA skyline. (RTKL Architects Inc.)
An eight-story apartment building is set to rise next to the former St. Vibiana’s Cathedral near 2nd and Main streets in downtown L.A. on the lot where the Union Rescue Mission once served thousands of homeless men and women. (Nadel Architects)
Alhambra Place
Alhambra Place will be a retail and apartment complex on 10.5 acres at the corner of Main Street and Garfield Avenue in Alhambra. (Shea Properties)
AEG to expand Marriott complex at L.A. Live
AEG will add 755 rooms to the J.W. Marriott in a new high-rise connected to the existing hotel building by a bridge over Olympic Boulevard at L.A. Live, creating the second-largest hotel in California. (AEG)
Hotel Constance DusitD2 Pasadena
Owners of the Hotel Constance DusitD2 Pasadena are working on a $35-million expansion that will add 25 guest rooms and amenities such as a fitness center and swimming pool.  (Hotel Constance DusitD2 Pasadena)
Rendering of wildlife overpass
A proposed landscaped bridge over the 101 Freeway in Agoura Hills would connect the Santa Monica Mountains on the south with the Simi Hills and Santa Susana Mountains. (Resource Conservation District )
Eighth & Grand complex, Los Angeles
The Eighth & Grand project in Downtown Los Angeles, a ritzy apartment complex anchored by Whole Foods, is one of several residential and retail developments that are transforming blocks of historical structures and parking lots on the edge of downtown L.A.'s financial district. (Carmel Partners)
Douglas Park Medical Office Park, Long Beach
Douglas Park Medical Office Park will consist of two buildings with a combined total of 90,000 square feet. It will cost more than $30 million to complete. (Urbana Development )