In this week's edition of Throwback Thursday, we return again to the $1-billion Metropolis development.

The before image, taken by architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart in July 2015, shows the project as its first phase was making its way above ground.  The 38-story condo tower and the 19-story Hotel Indigo are now open.

The after image, from January 2018, shows the project's third and fourth towers - standing 40 and 56 stories respectively - at the completion of vertical construction.

The full buildout of the project comprises more than 1,200 condominiums, 350 hotel rooms, and retail space.

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Le Méridien Hotel Begins Construction in Arcadia

The first phase of a $300-million development near the Santa Anita Race Track.

Last month, the Arcadia-based developer Chateau Group broke ground on a new hotel across from the historic Santa Anita Race Track on Huntington Boulevard.