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New Buildings on The Horizon

In addition to the Park to Playa Trail and Destination Crenshaw projects that we’ve talked about recently, there will also be some significant new buildings emerging on our horizon.

(Renderings courtesy of Samitaur & Eric Owen Moss Architects)

Work started late last year on the boldly designed office tower named (W)Rapper, which claims to be Los Angeles’ first “creative” high rise office building and sits directly adjacent to the Jefferson/La Cienega stop of the Expo Light Rail Line making it easily accessible for all of L.A. by rail.

Samitaur, the developers responsible for much of the neighboring Hayden Tract, have sought for more than two decades to construct a high-rise office building at 5790 Jefferson and their vision is coming to life with this 17-story tower featuring approximately 180,000 square feet of rentable space, including street-fronting retail and a parking garage.

Eric Owen Moss Architects is designing the 230-foot-tall building, which is highlighted by a “continuous system of curvilinear ribbons,” wrapping around its exterior. The steel exoskeleton allows for a column-free interior space, with 24″ double-height ceilings on certain levels and floor plates up to 22,000 square feet. Renderings also show incredible common area multi-level penthouse rooftop decks which are open for building tenants. Read more about this project here.

The only taller building on the horizon will be part of the mixed-use Cumulus complex, the expansive project emerging next to the ExpoLine’s La Cienega/Jefferson Station. This 11 acre site will include a 320 ft high rise with 300 apartments, a larger podium-style building with 900 apartments, outdoor common areas and ground floor shops and restaurants. The buildings will have a combined 100,000 square feet of retail space, and one acre of public green space. Read our blog about this project:

(Rendering by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, courtesy of Carmel Partners)