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The curtain has finally come down at 550 S. Main Street, offering a look at the (nearly) completed Topaz apartments in the Historic Core.

The seven-story building, which ocuppies a mid-block property between Main and Los Angeles Streets, will feature 159 apartments and 23,000 square feet of retail space when it opens in Winter 2017.  The mixture of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units will provide access to communal amenities such as a fitness center, a swimming pool and landscaped courtyards.

Architecture firm Tate Snyder Kimsey designed the podium-type structure, which is highlighted by a large blade sign along Main Street and an illuminated urban window facing Los Angeles Street.

Jade Enterprises is developing the project, which is part of a larger portfolio of mixed-use buildings throughout Downtown Los Angeles.

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Yesterday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic unveiled architectural designs by Gehry Partners for the new Judity and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, the future permanent home of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). The $14.5-million project will transform a former branch of Security Pacific Bank at 101 S. La Brea Avenue into a light-filled, flexible facility capable of hosting rehearsals, classes, and performances.  It will serve up to 500 students each year from Inglewood and surrounding communities.