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Concerto Crane Going Up

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, July 26, 2007, at 12:53PM
Crane Going Up at Concerto Eric Richardson [Flickr]

The initial base for the crane at Concerto went in recently, and today crews are installing the rest of the pieces. The first signs of reawakening at the long-stalled project showed up three weeks ago, and that same week's issue of the Downtown News said that Astani had locked down new financing and was ready to go.

Behind Concerto you can see the still-wrapped Hanover building at 717 Olympic. Less than a year ago I was commenting on the pace at which the parking pedestal was going up, now the entire building rises above.

On the near side of 9th, out of view in this shot, Meruelo's project at 717 W. 9th continues to make its way upward.

Here's a question for those who might have more time for research than I do... When was the last time that LA had three 25+ story buildings going up in a roughly 1.5 block stretch? A rough calculation shows that a straight line from the south side of Hanover to the north end of 717 W. 9th would run only 900 feet. Have three 25+ story buildings ever gone up in LA at the same time and that close together?


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