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PROJECTS
L.A. Live

Vista Hermosa
(Belmont High)


Colburn School

L.A.P.D. Headquarters

Performing Arts
High School


Belmont Station Apartments

Orsini II

Cathedral
of Our Lady of the Angels


Mura

Caltrans Headquarters

Walt Disney Concert Hall

This site is dedicated to preserving the transformation of Downtown Los Angeles. From the renovation of the old buildings to the creation of new ones, this continues to be an exciting time for Downtown. This site is an attempt to document this transformation photographically on a few select projects that we feel will have a significant impact on Downtown and its community. The site will continue to be updated as time allows. Bookmark us and check back periodically for updates and the addition of new projects.
Photos by Gary Leonard

Featured Project
L.A. LIVE

Location: Olympic & Figueroa
Groundbreaking: 09/15/05
Developer: Anschutz Entertainment Group
Completed: 2010
Photo Date: 04/09/07
Details: The final phase of L.A. Live development was celebrated with guests checking in to rooms at the Ritz-Carlton, the second of the two hotels to open in the $1 billion structure. more

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the Projects
VISTA HERMOSA

Location: First & Beaudry
Groundbreaking: 1998
Developer: LAUSD
Completed: Fall 2008
Photo Date: 04/17/07
Details: The 10-acre facility on First Street in City West opened July 19. more

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COLBURN SCHOOL

Location: 200 S. Grand Ave.
Groundbreaking: 10/07/04
Architect: Pfeiffer Partners
Completed: August 2007
Photo Date: 02/26/07
Details: The Colburn School's $120 million expansion will open to students in August. more

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L.A.P.D. HEADQUARTERS

Location: First St.
Groundbreaking: 01/22/07
Developer: Tutor-Saliba
Completed: 2010
Photo Date: 04/30/07
Details: A grand opening for the $440 million new headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department took place Oct. 24. more

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PERFORMING ARTS
HIGH SCHOOL


Location: 450 N. Grand Ave.
Groundbreaking: 09/09/06
Developer: LAUSD
Completed: Fall 2008
Photo Date: 11/13/06
Details: The Los Angeles Unified School District opened the $232 million Central Region High School No. 9, otherwise known as the High School for the Visual and Performing Arts, on Sept. 9. more

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BELMONT STATION APTS.

Location: Second & Glendale
Groundbreaking: 12/2004
Developer: Meta Housing
Completed: Spring 2008
Photo Date: 03/26/07
Details: The 275-unit City West development formerly known as Northwest Gateway opened in mid-August. more

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ORSINI II

Location: 550 N. Figueroa St.
Groundbreaking: 04/2006
Developer: G.H. Palmer Associates
Completed: July 2007
Photo Date: 12/25/06
Details: Residents have moved into the 566-unit luxury apartment complex at 550 N. Figueroa St. The project is the second phase of the three-part Orsini development by G.H. Palmer Associates. more

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CATHEDRAL
OF OUR LADY
OF THE ANGELS


Location: 555 West Temple Street
Groundbreaking: October 1998
Developer: The Archdiocese
Completed: September 2002
Photo Date: 08/28/00
Details: The cathedral at Temple and Grand held its first public mass Sept. 3. The $193 million house of worship is more than six times the size of the Los Angeles Archdiocese’s former home at the earthquake-damaged St. Vibiana’s Cathedral in Downtown. more

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MURA

Location: 629 E. Traction Ave.
Groundbreaking: 02/2006
Developer: Pulte Homes
Completed: Summer 2007
Photo Date: 04/23/07
Details: The project is open, and only a few of the 190 one- to three-bedroom lofts remain, said Pulte Home Corp. Marketing Manager Suzanne Finne. more

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CALTRANS HEADQUARTERS

Location: 100 S. Main St.
Groundbreaking: 05/30/2002
Developer: CA, DOT
Completed: 09/30/04
Photo Date: 05/07/03
Details: The grand opening of the Thom Mayne-designed Caltrans headquarters was Sept. 30 - 30 months after construction began on the nearly $200 million, 700,000-square-foot building. more

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WALT DISNEY
CONCERT HALL


Location: 111 S. Grand Ave.
Groundbreaking: 12/1999
Developer: L.A. County
Completed: 10/23/03
Photo Date: 02/25/02
Details: The Music Center's $274 million venue at Grand Avenue and First Street opened in October 2003, putting Downtown and architect Frank Gehry in the international spotlight. more

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