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An image sent by photographer Michael Hayes shows that completion is nearing for the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills, a $200-million luxury hotel next to the iconic Beverly Hilton.

Developer Beny Alagem is constructing the 12-story building at the corner of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevard, creating 170 guest rooms with a collection of shops and restaurants.

Architecture firms Gensler, Perkins + Will and Pierre-Yves Rochon are designing the mid-rise development in the Streamline Moderne style, with a variety of high-quality finishes.

The official website of the project shows that the hotel will begin taking reservations in June.

Alagem is also pursuing the development a pair of mid-rise condominium towers on the property, after an alternate proposal to build a 26-story tower was rejected by Beverly Hills voters in November.

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Rendering vs. Reality: Eastview Apartments

Multifamily residential complex wrapping up work near DTLA.
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Just west of the Harbor Freeway, Lion Real Estate Group is now wrapping up construction at a new apartment complex overlooking the Downtown skyline. Eastview, as the property at 327-411 Boylston Avenue is known, consists of a seven-story building featuring 121 one- and two-bedroom apartments above parking for 145 vehicles.  Plans call for 14 of the residential units to be set aside as affordable housing.