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9th & Flower Construction Marches Upward

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at 12:43PM
Weekend Construction Eric Richardson [Flickr]

717 W. 9th as of January 26th, 2008.

These two shots show six weeks of progress on 717 W. 9th, the Meruelo Maddux project rising at the intersection of 9th and Flower.

In the time between shots the project has added six of its residential floors. It will eventually rise to 35-stories. The project broke ground in November of 2006, and started building upward in early summer, 2007.

Watching a high-rise sprout upward seems to me to be the perfect antidote for all those who spend so much time worrying about projects that haven't yet made it out of the ground.

In the foreground of both shots is construction for Astani's Concerto. In the same timeframe that project has added a pair of levels to its underground parking. A similar pair of comparison shots after the jump.

Six weeks ago:

Concerto

Yesterday:

Concerto Construction

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