Thanks to a report from our friends at Curbed LA, we’ve learned that Daniel Libeskind’s proposed tower for Downtown LA may be dead in the water. Apparently its 1.32 acre site, 1340 South Figueroa,Â showed up on commercial sale site LoopnetÂ in late May with a sale price of $17 million. According to CurbedÂ the listing mentions the designs for the Libeskind tower (an angular design that includes 273 residences on 35 floors), but also that “the possibilities for this site are unlimited.” That’s not a good sign, despite the fact that the project received city approval two years ago. Let’s wait and see if yet another high profile proposed building in LA is about to go under… (KPF’s Park Fifth in Downtown LA, Jean Nouvel’s Green Blade in Century City, Etc, Etc)
And so it begins. MGM Mirage’s 67-acre,Â 18 million square foot,Â $7.8 billionÂ CityCenter,Â oneÂ of the biggestÂ developments in the history of mankind,Â officially opened today. It includes buildings by Cesar Pelli, Daniel Libeskind, Rafael ViÃ±oly, Helmut Jahn, KPF and Norman Foster. We can’t wait to put together our commentary. Here are some initialÂ thoughts after our first day here: Read More
After a recent visit we saw that Las Vegas’ 18 million square-foot City Center project, with buildings by Daniel Libeskind, Norman Foster, Cesar Pelli,Â Helmut Jahn, Rafael Vinoly, and KPF, among others, is well underway. In fact despite delays (remedied by foreign investors), the project’s web site still claims it will be done by this year. We also noticed that Libeskind’s new building is sporting a conspicuous Louis Vuitton logo. Only in Vegas.