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Higgins Teardown

By Eric Richardson — February 04, 2008 — 8 Comments

Today construction workers tore into the late 1800's building that most recently housed the M.J. Higgins gallery. By the end of the day only the very front of the...

Little Tokyo

By Eric Richardson — January 31, 2008 — 6 Comments

This morning Curbed notes a motion filed by Councilwoman Jan Perry asking the Planning department to come back with options for how to keep Little Tokyo's identity...

Second Street Sidewalk

By Eric Richardson — January 30, 2008 — 15 Comments

Update (Friday): The DLANC meeting on the widening is scheduled for Monday evening at Vibiana.

When removal signs showed up in June of 2006 on the line of trees...

Metropolitan Garage

By Eric Richardson — January 30, 2008 — 9 Comments

Brady Westwater is reporting that a Holiday Inn is signed on to open in the Historic Core, occupying the annex to the John Parkinson designed Title Insurance Building...

By Eric Richardson — January 29, 2008 — 8 Comments

The Times reports that Marriott is bringing a "boutique" hotel to Downtown as part of a joint venture between the firm and hotelier Ian Schrager.

Marriott and Schrager...

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

By Ed Fuentes and Eric Richardson — January 28, 2008 — 1 Comment

Turnout was high for this morning's unveiling of the Bringing Back Broadway initiative, and the energy in the room gave rise to hope that this might finally be the...

Figueroa Angels Walk

By Eric Richardson — January 28, 2008 — 3 Comments

A year after the guidebooks were printed, stanchions for the Figueroa Corridor Angel's Walk are now finding their way into the ground. The walk route stretches...

735 S. Broadway

By Eric Richardson — January 27, 2008 — 10 Comments

Update (Monday, 6:45pm): Our recap from this morning's plan unveiling is now online.

Update (Monday, 9:35am): The Bringing Back Broadway website includes most of...

Chapman Lobby

By Eric Richardson — January 27, 2008 — 8 Comments

When plans were first announced for the conversion of the Chapman at 8th and Broadway, much was made of how the building's lobby was so extensively decked in marble...

By Eric Richardson — January 25, 2008 — 10 Comments

The lawsuit between USC and Conquest Student Housing, filed back in September, has produced some concrete results. A settlement has been signed prohibiting Conquest...

Van Nuys Building

By Eric Richardson — January 23, 2008 — 4 Comments

It was a busy December for the 95-year old Van Nuys Building at 7th and Spring. On the 5th, City Council approved the Cultural Heritage Commission's recommendation...