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Rendering of Tribune Real Estate Holdings’ planned tower in downtown Los Angeles; image from Solomon Cordwell Buenz

City Approves Plan for 56-Story Downtown Tower

City officials have approved a plan for a 56-story mixed-use tower in the city’s downtown, Connect California reported on August 20. The plan, by Chicago-based Tribune Real Estate Holdings, would place the tower on top of the Historic Broadway subway station under construction at South Spring Street, South Broadway and West Second Street. The 616-ft-tall building would include 680 residential units and 10,000 ft2 of ground-floor retail. The glass-and-steel structure is being designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz and will feature an angular rooftop and setbacks that will provide multiple terraced decks. Construction on the tower is targeted to begin once the subway station is completed, which is expected in 2022.

High-Rise Plan Includes Residences and Hotel

Details have emerged about a proposed high-rise development at 11th and Hill streets, Urbanize LA reported in August. Based on a staff report to the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners, the US$500-million project would involve a 43-story mixed-use building that would bring 319 one-, two- and three-bedroom condominiums and a 160-room hotel. The project would also have 3,381 ft2 of ground-floor restaurant space, 38,000 ft2 of common open space and an eight-level (six above ground, two below) parking structure with 390 spaces. The glass-and-steel structure would rise to a sculpted rooftop and an architectural peak of 520 ft. Open-air amenity terraces are planned for the podium and roof levels. The developer is a joint venture of Crown Group, Magnus Property Pte Ltd. and ASRI, and the design is by Koichi Takada Architects, with MVE + Partners listed as architect of record. Construction is expected to be complete in 2025.

Windsor Promoted at WAGO

WAGO Corp. of Germantown, Wisconsin, has promoted Clayton Windsor to product manager — DIN rail mount terminal blocks. Windsor has held the position of product specialist for marking, tools and smartDATA at WAGO for the past two-and-a-half years. He has been with the company since January 2015, where he served as, chronologically, import export coordinator, materials cost planner and inside sales/customer service. “WAGO has always been, at its core, a terminal-block company,” he commented. “This product line has grown year over year. My goal is to do my part to continue that trend, while continuing to learn and grow within the industry.”

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