Hancock Park Miracle Mile Renovation Nu Construction. Landmark sites in Hancock Park and Miracle Mile are in the process of demolition, renovation and new construction. Wilshire La Brea plans to finish construction on 478 condominium units. Old Desmond Towers is being replaced with new luxury apartments. Legendary El Royale Towers has a new owner with plans to update apartment building built in 1929. Remember the Old May Co. building? Now that is a part of LACMA?Old May Co. building will become Academy Museum of Motion Pictures partnering with the LACMA. Directly across the street Petersen Automobile Museum is being redesigned as well and adding space. For car buffs this museum opened in 1994 and was the old Ohrbach building. Theatrical jewel of Hancock Park, historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre is getting a face-lift. The Ebell Theatre was built in 1927 and restoration is overdue. All renovation and updates with retain original classical architectural designs and preserve property’s historic and artistic character. Hancock Park Miracle Mile Renovations and New Construction.
El Royale Tower Apartments
El Royale Tower Apartments built in 1929 twelve story designed by William Douglas Lee. William Douglas Lee also designed Chateau Marmont. Hollywood’s elite have made El Royale was one of Hancock Park’s most desirable rental building. El Royale has 56 units consisting: huge units, valet service, concierge, panoramic views of Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles. Design is a mixture of Spanish and French Renaissance style. The building features wooden-door entries, herringbone hardwood floors, original 1920’s tile and vintage crown molding. Famous residents have been: Clark Gable, Mae West, William Faulkner, Loretta Young, Josh Bolin, Ben Stiller, Judd Apatow and Katie Holmes. Buildings long time owner died a few years age. Los Angeles based family had owned since 1960s. On the market was first time in 50 years. The new owners are, Kamran Hakim private landlords owning properties in New York and Santa Monica, Ca. New owner’s intent is continue landmark’s tradition of excellence by improving and preserving.
Petersen Automotive Museum
Peterson Automotive Museum under redesign 2015
Petersen Automotive Museum purchased the Ohrbach’s department store renovated existing structure and opened the Petersen Automotive Museum in 1994. Petersen Museum now hosts one of the world’s most unique valued and historic automobiles, racing cars, motorcycles, unusual vehicles and cars of the future. Plans are in the works for renovation of Petersen Automotive Museum. Estimated budget is $30-million. Projected to add 40,000 square feet to existing 72,600 square footage. Renovation will add additional exhibition and event spaces, street level restaurant and penthouse ballroom.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In 2006 the Los Angeles County Museum of Art embraced a building program to expand, upgrade and unify its six-building. The museum’s campus is 20 acres. The creative designer is world renowned architect, Renzo Piano. Collaboration is between the Renzo Piano Building Workshop and the LACMA. The plan is to dramatically transform the museum’s exterior and interior. The expansion and renovations will create dramatic, light filled spaces for viewing art, surrounding gardens and improved presentation of its permanent encyclopedic collection. A new building will be erected dedicated to contemporary art.
Architecture Ad Design Museum
6032 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Newer museum addition located on famous Museum Row. International, national and local showcase exhibits of progressive architecture and designs.
The Beverly Center
8500 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
The high-end shopping, Beverly Center which opened in 1982 is scheduled for renovation. The Italian firm Studio Fuksas has been selected to give Beverly Center its face-lift. Report of revamp, The Architect’s Newspaper blog.Official announcement has not been released. Monolithic, Star Trek-style shopping center on corner of Beverly Blvd and La Cienega. Since its opening L.A. shoppers and visitors have contributed to its continued success. Eight story structure with over 160 shops, movie theaters and eateries. Premier luxury retailers such as Yves Saint Laurant, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Burberry, Ferragamo, Bloomingdales and Macy’s. The Beverly Center is a local upscale shopping center for residents of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Beverly Community, Beverly Hills, Hollywood and surrounding areas. One stop enclosed shopping center with retail shops, entertainment and dining.
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4400 Wilshire Blvd
L.A., CA 90005
Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Hancock Park, L.A. under total restoration work awarded to Spectra Restoration. Spectra Restoration is a women-owned business. All physical aspects of the property have been reviewed for improvements and restoration. In Hancock Park built in 1927. Theatre is 1,270-seat live performance venue. Known for the diversity of artist that have performed at theatre. The Los Angeles community education, culture and social growth has been reflected by the varied international cultural performances. Events have included concerts, plays, dance performances, award shows, product launch and lectures. The Ebell archive collection includes: paintings, costumes, textiles, furnishing, music, musical instruments, documents that reflect the wealth of history of the Ebell Theatre.
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Wilshire and La Brea Project due to open in 2014 project has been in the works since 2007. Building designed by Thomas P. Cox Architects . The wave of future residential construction is mixture of residential space, retail space and restaurant space. Design New Art-Décor consisting 6 stories, 478 condominiums, retail space, restaurant space and 997 parking spaces. Rendering Thomas P. Cox Architects
5550 Wilshire Blvd
Miracle Mile L.A., CA
Associated Estates Realty Corporation purchased the historic Desmond’s Towers and adjacent parking lot. Desmond’s Tower is approximately 78,800 square feet, 2.21 acres, office space and retail space. Associated Estates Realty plans to build approximately 175 apartments and structured parking. New luxury apartment will be named, The Desmond on Wilshire. Construction planned to begin spring 2013.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
Old May Co. at Wilshire/Fairfax
Wilshire/Fairfax Old May Co. Building
The old May Co. building will become the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.The May Company department store was built in 1938. The same year the movie classics “Gone with the Wind” and “Wizard of Oz” were released. Museum will be dedicated to motion pictures unique history and cultural. Currently, Old May Co building is part of LACMA West. Planning to build new space designed by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali. The 1938 Streamline Moderne design will be fully restored including a spherical glass at back of the original building. The addition will be home to state-of-the-art-theater, immersive exhibitions, galleries, special screening rooms and education center. Plans to build a Motion Picture Museum dates back to the 1960s a well needed destination for motion picture goers, theater culture and historians. Museum Row will enhance its world notoriety with distinct museums. The Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Petersen Automotive Museum, Page Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures all museum are walking distance from each other. Opening date planned for 2016. Hurray for Hollywood!New View Academy Museum of Motion Pictures provided by:Adrian Glick Kudler
- LA Curb Movie Museum Old May Co.
- Oscar Press ReleaseNew View Academy Museum of Motion Pictures provided by:Adrian Glick Kudler
Wilshire Court Yard
Renovation Began January 2014
5700 and 5750 Wilshire Blvd
Miracle Mile L.A., CA
Located at 5659 W. 8th St., L.A., Cal. Available Mid-2008 is a 60 unit apartment building consisting of one and two bedroom apartments.
Hancock Park Miracle Mile Renovations and Nu Construction. Landmark properties El Royale, Petersen Automotive Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Wilshire Ebell Theatre all under renovations and redesigns. May Company at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire Blvd. purchased by LACMA will home Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Desmond Towers no longer a department store will house luxury apartments. Hancock Park and Miracle Mile two of Los Angeles most coveted neighborhoods are classical areas. Preserving its classical architecture enhanced by 21st century renovations and new construction.
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