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Roosevelt Chronicles

Roosevelt Backside

By Eric Richardson — June 15, 2007 — 15 Comments

If you haven't been on Wilshire lately to take a look at the backside of the Roosevelt, I encourage you to make a special trip. It's a great example of how a historic...

Not a Pedestrian Walkway

By Eric Richardson — June 07, 2007 — 18 Comments

I guess it was inevitable, and, heck, it's probably been done elsewhere, but the Roosevelt Lofts' fake blog is just sad. Ed wrote about this over on View from a...

Roosevelt Rooftop

By Eric Richardson — May 15, 2007 — 2 Comments

If you go to the website for the Roosevelt you can find an impressive render of how the building's roof will look. It's certainly a scene far different than what...

Roosevelt Lofts Rooftop Construction

By Eric Richardson — February 09, 2007 — 1 Comment

In trying to find some more bandwidth for the office, I've found out the MCI Building has some definite downsides. A nice upside, though, is getting to look down...

Not a Pedestrian Walkway

By Eric Richardson — January 10, 2007 — 1 Comment

This sign showed up outside the Roosevelt Lofts building the other day. It's attached to the construction scaffolding that stands over the sidewalk on both the...

Carpenters' Union Says Shame on Everyone

By Eric Richardson — October 27, 2006 — 2 Comments

Earlier today one of the guys I work with asked me "So what's the deal with that labor dispute with the Roosevelt?" He had seen the sign outside on 7th street...

Roosevelt Retail Space

By Eric Richardson — October 02, 2006 — 4 Comments

Development on the Roosevelt Lofts has been moving steadily since they got started (at least externally) back in January. In the last two weeks the retail spaces...

Roosevelt Entryway

By Eric Richardson — June 27, 2006 — 3 Comments

I don't know if you've been by the Roosevelt Building at 7th/Flower recently, but work is going ahead full-bore on its conversion to condos. Much of that work...

Roosevelt Building

By Eric Richardson — May 17, 2006 — 2 Comments

Curbed.LA yesterday wrote about the Roosevelt Building going condo to which I sort of say, yes, we've known that for a while. The details they point to -- 223...

Huge Crane at Roosevelt Lofts

By Eric Richardson — March 18, 2006

Today's Roosevelt Lofts update involves the biggest crane I've ever seen on the back of a truck. My office is on the 19th floor of the MCI Building, and as you...

Roosevelt Lofts Roof Work

By Eric Richardson — March 16, 2006

The ongoing renovation work at the Roosevelt Lofts is providing me with a lot of material these days. First I discovered it was right below me, then it had a small...


By Eric Richardson — February 28, 2006

It doesn't look all too serious at this point, but lots of trucks have responded to a fire in Roosevelt Building at the corner of 7th and Flower. The building...