Archinect - News 2017-08-17T07:51:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150022635/frank-gehry-s-grand-avenue-project-files-for-construction-permits-with-city-of-los-angeles Frank Gehry's Grand Avenue Project files for construction permits with City of Los Angeles Justine Testado 2017-08-14T14:42:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T16:03:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/d9/d9hvwgofumcxwcal.jpg" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Frank Gehry-designed project has taken a smaller, but important step forward this summer, by filing for building permits with the City of Los Angeles...The latest iteration of the Grand Avenue Project, which has been proposed for well over a decade, calls for the construction of two high-rise buildings at 100 S. Grand Avenue, replacing an infamous "tinker-toy" parking structure...Related has set a 2018 groundbreaking date for the project, with completion targeted in 2022.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/149983277/delayed-for-years-gehry-s-la-grand-avenue-project-gets-city-council-approval Delayed for years, Gehry's LA Grand Avenue Project gets city council approval Alexander Walter 2016-12-19T15:12:00-05:00 >2016-12-22T16:02:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/os/os90cmf0oj2ao2yk.jpg" width="650" height="429" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City Council this morning voted to approve the latest joint venture partnership and timeline for the long-delayed Grand Avenue project. The $950 million mega-development being designed by Frank Gehry is now scheduled to break ground in 2018 and open in 2022, according to developer Related Companies. [...] The project was initially announced before the recession, and stalled during the economic downturn. It has been through numerous design changes.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2n/2nyop8408zvplgha.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3v/3vm3jt30l2wt96ml.jpg"></p><p>The glacial pace of the Grand Avenue Project development documented in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83306267/in-the-end-turmoil-over-grand-avenue-plan-could-help-the-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/65774896/developer-unveils-new-plan-for-grand-avenue-sans-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Developer Unveils New Plan for Grand Avenue, sans Gehry</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/68436/3-billion-grand-avenue-project-starts-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">$3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149958688/dtla-s-music-center-plaza-will-get-a-30m-remodel-its-first-since-1964 DTLA's Music Center Plaza will get a $30M remodel, its first since 1964 Justine Testado 2016-07-19T15:56:00-04:00 >2016-07-27T00:11:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ok/okvi8l4m55blxlb1.jpg" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Grand Avenue&rsquo;s Music Center Plaza is about to get a major renovation for the first time since it opened to the public in 1964. Often overshadowed (literally) by the prominent Downtown venues that stand above it, the plaza is a gathering place and event space in its own right. Thus, a major part of the plan would increase event capacity from 1,500 to 2,500. [LA County] has already given $2 million to plan the project, with $25 million of funding expected down the road.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent L.A. news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149956563/michael-maltzan-proposes-greening-l-a-s-134-freeway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Michael Maltzan proposes greening L.A.'s 134 freeway</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955499/downtown-la-has-a-new-museum-on-the-horizon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Downtown LA has a new museum on the horizon</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149955220/historic-la-times-building-to-be-redeveloped" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Historic LA Times Building to be redeveloped</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953852/bouncy-house-urbanism-is-on-the-rise-christopher-hawthorne-rides-the-u-s-bank-tower-s-skyslide" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Bouncy-house urbanism is on the rise." &ndash; Christopher Hawthorne rides the U.S. Bank Tower's 'SkySlide'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944891/agence-ter-and-team-wins-pershing-square-renew-with-radically-flat-proposal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Agence Ter and Team wins Pershing Square Renew with &ldquo;radically flat&ldquo; proposal</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/91389596/redesigned-grand-avenue-project-wins-l-a-county-supervisors-blessing Redesigned Grand Avenue project wins L.A. County supervisors' blessing Archinect 2014-01-16T18:29:00-05:00 >2014-01-18T20:13:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2b/2b21f26dbb4406f0a35db395b8f1312a.jpg" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Los Angeles County supervisors gave their blessing Tuesday to a reimagined design for a proposed mix of high-end apartments, businesses and public space across from Walt Disney Concert Hall. The $750-million plan to redevelop that portion of downtown's Grand Avenue nearly screeched to a halt in September, when a panel of city and county representatives overseeing the project rejected the design presented by developer Related Cos.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/87376639/new-designs-unveiled-by-frank-gehry-for-la-s-storied-grand-ave-project New designs unveiled by Frank Gehry for LA's storied Grand Ave. project Justine Testado 2013-11-25T17:42:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T23:07:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j5/j5zkd89ifnv14yh9.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In the latest development of this ongoing story, <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/31717720/related-companies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Related Companies</a> submitted the new conceptual plan designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority earlier today, Nov. 25. The $650 million development addresses the three-acre block across the Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, atop Grand Ave. between 1st and 2nd St. in Downtown L.A.</p> <p> Here are more details about the new plan:</p> <p> "Related Companies today submitted a new conceptual plan designed by Architect Frank Gehry for Parcel Q of the Grand Avenue project to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority, a Joint Powers Authority of the County of Los Angeles and CRA/LA Successor Agency.&nbsp; The plan addresses the three-acre block directly opposite Gehry&rsquo;s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It integrates retail shops and restaurants with a hotel and a residential tower set within expansive public spaces that connect gracefully to Grand Avenue and surrounding streets.</p> <p> The conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners weaves...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83306267/in-the-end-turmoil-over-grand-avenue-plan-could-help-the-design In the end, turmoil over Grand Avenue plan could help the design Archinect 2013-10-03T18:20:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T22:03:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cb/cb553519d5b85cc088ac04eac224712c.jpg" width="600" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The chaos surrounding the Grand Avenue redevelopment may turn out to be a good thing &mdash; at least for Frank Gehry and quite possibly for the project as a whole. LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Grand Avenue Authority surprised developer Related Cos. last week by severely criticizing and temporarily rejecting its plan for a retail complex crowned by hotel, apartment and condo towers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82061530/eli-broad-s-art-museum-designed-by-ds-r-to-open-in-late-2014-and-will-offer-free-admission Eli Broad's art museum, designed by DS+R, to open in late 2014 and will offer free admission Archinect 2013-09-17T14:27:00-04:00 >2017-02-15T00:50:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0h/0h0cgf1ihrukd2g3.jpg" width="650" height="537" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Broad, Los Angeles&rsquo;s newest contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, will offer free general admission when it opens in late 2014, founders Eli and Edythe Broad announced today.</p><p>At a hard hat tour and preview of the museum, the Broads were joined by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in announcing that the inaugural exhibition and permanent collection will be open to the public at no charge.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hy7rs1ofyq1r444t.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;It has long been our goal to ensure that the contemporary artworks in the Broad collections are seen by the broadest possible public,&rdquo; said Eli Broad. &ldquo;We believe that free general admission to The Broad will help draw visitors to all of the cultural institutions along Grand Avenue.&rdquo;</p><p>Following its inaugural exhibition, The Broad will occasionally present ticketed special exhibitions and will offer discounts to those exhibitions to MOCA members.</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p6/p6v3lrsgxdf892io.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;On behalf of all Angelenos, I&rsquo;d like to thank Eli and Edye Broad for their generosity,&rdquo; said Garcetti. &ldquo;Not only are they giving o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65774896/developer-unveils-new-plan-for-grand-avenue-sans-gehry Developer Unveils New Plan for Grand Avenue, sans Gehry Archinect 2013-01-18T19:47:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:10:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/06/06dwwne6fwniu3w7.jpg" width="534" height="480" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Developer Ditches Gehry Mega-Project for Phased Approach, Starting With Second Residential Tower The real estate development firm Related&rsquo;s long-delayed plan to build a $2 billion Frank Gehry-designed hotel, housing and retail complex on Grand Avenue has been off the table for several years. Now, a new proposal is finally coming into focus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/68436/3-billion-grand-avenue-project-starts-construction $3 Billion Grand Avenue Project Starts Construction Paul Petrunia 2007-12-05T17:47:00-05:00 >2016-12-19T14:52:16-05:00 <p>(Press Release) - Construction work is underway on The Grand, one of the largest vertically-integrated, mixed-use projects under construction in the nation. The multi-phase 3.6 million square foot development spanning three city blocks will cost an estimated $3 billion to develop...<br>Phase I has been designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry for the project developer, Related Companies. Demolition of the parking garage at Grand Avenue and First Street will commence in February 2008 following remedial site work. Transformation of the existing County Mall to a new, 16-acre civic park will begin next fall.<br><br>"Beginning construction on the The Grand represents the culmination of three years of intense planning, designing, and collaboration with a vast group of community and civic participants. We are excited to be leading this project and taking the next step in downtown Los Angeles' continued revitalization," said Stephen M. Ross, Chairman and CEO of Related Companies.<br><br>Situated on a f...</p>