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Two Really Big Residential Towers Coming?

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 07:21PM

Two posts on the skyscraperpage forums point to website for Robertson Partners, where they talk about plans to build two residential / mixed-use towers Downtown -- one 50 stories (The Olympic) and the other 60 (The City House). Nothing listed for location, but this email reply one poster received strongly suggests South Park:

We have two buildings that will be announced in the Los Angeles Times sometime around April 23, in just the next few weeks. The City House is 60 stories and the Olympic is 50 stories. The buildings are funded and will be built. The construction will start in about a year. The sales office is being set up at the corner of Flower and Olympic. The sales office, which will have everything about the buildings, will be ready in January or February of 2007.

Often I'd mark something like this to be nothing more than speculation, but the firm does have a track record. Any chance these are the towers for Figueroa Central? In a later email copied into the thread, the firm says these are slated for Grand & Olympic.

Additionally, this posting can be found on the Bobrow Consulting classifieds:

Tall Towers: ArchiCAD positions downtown L.A.

Unique opportunity to be part of the project team for the tallest residential tower on the west coast.

Robertson Partners is an architectural firm in downtown Los Angeles currently transitioning to ArchiCAD. We have a number of full-time in-house positions open for proficient ArchiCAD draftspersons. Email: (4/11/06)

I'm sure we'll hear more about this soon.


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