Images taken one year apart by Paul Wright highlight the rapid pace of construction in Downtown Los Angeles, as viewed from the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

The before photo shows an abundance of cranes between South Park and the Financial District, as projects such as Metropolis, Oceanwide Plaza, and Circa were simultaneously midway through construction.

The latter image, from January 2018, shows those towers in a semi-finished state, with additional buildings at 825 South Hill and 1120 Grand Avenue protruding into the skyline.

Imagine what's to come in 2019!

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h.Club LA Takes Shape at Hollywood & Vine

The social club is scheduled to open in 2018.

At Hollywood and Vine, a blue construction crane towers above the former Redbury Hotel, as the Los Angeles outpost of the London-based Hospital Club takes shape.

Dubbed h.Club LA, the five-story property will offer "dedicated space for artists and entrepreneurs to connect and collaborate."  Other offerings will include space for musical performances, film screenings, album launches, and other events.  Plans also call for 36 bedrooms and amenities such as a rooftop restaurant, an outdoor pool deck,