Work began in late 2016 for the project, the first phase of which is transforming the upper levels of the Minoru Yamaski-designed Century Plaza into 63 condominiums, while preserving the lower levels as 394 guest rooms. Ancillary space at the back of the property will be demolished to make way for a pair of 46-story buildings, containing 290 condominiums, 100,000 square feet of office space and approximately 94,000 square feet of retail.
Architecture firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners is designing the twin towers, which feature triangular footprints mirroring the iconic Century Plaza Towers across the street.
The hotel redevelopment also includes a new public plaza fronting Avenue of the Stars, highlighted by a 23-foot-tall sculpture by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa.
Completion is expected in 2018.
- Construction Underway at $2.5-Billion Century Plaza Redevelopment (Urbanize LA)
- Fairmont Hotels Named Manager of the New Century Plaza (Hollywood Reporter)