Ten months after breaking round on its $2.5-billion redevelopment of the Century Plaza hotel, developer Woodbridge Capital Partners is preparing to lay the foundation of the twin residential towers that will rise at the back of the property.

The pair of 46-story buildings, designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, are designed in the form of Reuleaux triangles, echoing Minoru Yamsaaki's Century Plaza Towers across the street.  A toal of 300 condominiums and a variety of amenity spaces are planned through the towers.

Next-door, the 16-story Century Plaza hotel is being revived with a 400-room Fairmont Hotel, 93,000 square feet of commercial space and 63 condominiums on its upper floors.  Gensler and Marmol Radziner are designing the adaptive reuse component of the development, building upon original work by Minoru Yamsaaki.

The project also includes new landscaping and open space, designed by Rios Clementi Hale Studios.

An opening is scheduled for 2018, five years in advance of the arrival of the Purple Line subway in Century City.

Rendering by DBOX
Rendering by DBOX

Data Center Planned for Parking Lot Near Union Station Terminal Annex

Transit-oriented data center?

A large parking lot next door to the Union Station Terminal Annex Building is slated for development as a data center. CoreSite Realty Corp., a Denver-based owner and operator of data centers across the country, is behind the proposed development, which would raze the parking lot at 900 N. Alameda Street for the construction of a four-story, 93-foot-tall data center with nearly 180,000 square feet of floor area.