With a tower crane now in place, the J.H. Snyder Company is finally ready to take its $70 million Hollywood office building above ground.

1601 Vine Street, proposed since 2005, will consist of an eight-story structure featuring approximatley 115,000 square feet of office space, 174 underground parking spaces and roughly 2,000 square feet of ground-level commercial floor area.

Renderings from architecture firm Gensler portray the building with a glass curtain wall.  The building's lobby will feature tile walls and floor-to-ceiling windows.  Upper floors will offer open floor plans and exposed rafters, as is common with modern creative office space.

Completion of the mid-rise development is expected in 2016.

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Small Lot Homes to Replace Triplex in Silver Lake

The development site is located just south of Fountain Avenue.

A series of early 20th century buildings in Silver Lake could make way for a new development of small lot homes.

The project, filed earlier this week with the City of Los Angeles, would replace a triplex at 1756-1762 Griffith Park Boulevard with 12 single-family residences.