By 2019, construction at the $1-billion Metropolis development will come to close, fulfilling the complete buildout of a project that was originally pondered during the Reagan administration.

The project, which was taken over by developer Greenland USA in 2013, consists of towers ranging between 19 and 56 stories in height,featuring more than 1,500 condominiums, a 350-key Hotel Indigo and 70,000 square feet of shops and restaurants.

Its design team - which includes Gensler, Harley Ellis Devereaux and RELM Studio - imagined four modern high-rise buildings on a 6.3-acre site bounded by James M. Wood Boulevard, Francisco Street, 8th Street and the Harbor Freeway.

A construction camera, sponsored by contractors Pankow Penta and Webcor Builders, captured the entire process from start to finish.  See the eight-minute timelapse video here.

Image via EarthCam
Image via Metropolis website

Proposed Weingart Center Towers Take a Step Forward

The Downtown nonprofit hopes to build high-rise affordable housing at 6th and San Pedro.

In early 2017, the Weingart Center for the Homeless filed plans with the City of Los Angeles to construct new affordable housing on two sites at the intersection of 6th and San Pedro Streets in Downtown Los Angeles.  That project has taken a key step forward, with the publication of an environmental report by the Department of City Planning