While the LA City Council just began considering legislation to entice developers to build taller in Downtown, the Vancouver based Onni Group jumped on the high-rise bandwagon months ago.  Construction of their 33-story residential tower at 888 S Olive has now progressed to the third floor above ground.  When complete, the 375 foot tall building will contain 283 residential units and 11,000 square feet of ground level retail.

888 Olive was designed by San Diego based Martinez + Cutri Corporation, the firm that was recently commissioned by developer Joseph Hellen to design a 40-story tower destined for Spring Street.  While 888 Olive was able to get shovels in the ground without raising a fuss, an even taller project within Downtown's Historic Core probably won't be so fortunate.