Plans for a skinny skyscraper with a clever diamond-paned exoskeleton has won rave reviews from city planning commissioners, who predict it might be beautiful enough to earn a spot as one of LA’s most iconic buildings.
“We need excellent architecture Downtown, this project delivers that,” said Samantha Millman, who chairs the Los Angeles City Planning Commission.
If it’s ever built, that is.
There’s always the possibility that the plans will die, or development plans will change. To ensure this design sticks around, however, commissioners recommended to the City Council last week that any changes to the look are vetted by them.
The architect, Noberto Nardi, and his firm Nardi Associates have been working on plans for the steel skyscraper, named Olympic Tower, for more than six years.
“I created a high-rise that is not a boring high-rise,” Nardi said.
Although I don't usually post information about architecture, this one will be cool! The widely respected, Chicago based architectural firm Studio Gang has signed on to design a 26-story apartment and hotel tower in Chinatown. Having already numerous designs all over the country and around the world, Studio Gang is one of the most widely respective firms in the country. In the U.S. alone they hold designs spanning from San Francisco, Chicago to Washington DC, New York, and Miami to just name a few. Around the world they have several designs in Shanghai, India, Taipei and Paris. This will be the first project for Studio Gang in Los Angeles, it will be one of their most crowning archivists to date. The prominent site, near Cesar Chavez Avenue and North Spring Street, “really calls for a great piece of architecture,” says Studio Gang design principal Weston Walker.
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