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LAX breaks ground on new concourse at Tom Bradley International Terminal

Los Angeles World Airports, which operates Los Angeles International Airport, broke ground today on an addition to Tom Bradley International Terminal aimed at helping passengers get to and from planes more easily.

The project, called the Midfield Satellite Concourse, will connect to Tom Bradley by way of a tunnel with three sets of moving sidewalks.

The concourse will have 12 new gates, two of which will accommodate the girth of the new-generation Airbus 380 super jumbo and Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, 60,000 square feet of lounges, 44,000 square feet of food and shops, and two nursing rooms. Continu reading

New Views of the Big Redesign at the LA Convention Center By The Staples Center Home Of The Lakers

Earlier this week, a Los Angeles city panel chose the winning designs in the competition to design the $350-million reboot of the dusty old Los Angeles Convention Center. At the time, we had a few colorful renderings to go on, but now a ton of new renderings by the winning team of HMC Architects and Populous have popped up on Mayor Garcetti’s Facebook page (via Urbanize LA). read more

 

Woman Sues After Breaking Her Ankle on Skyslide From The current Tallest Building From L.A.

The Current tallest building in Los Angeles The Us Bank Tower on his last prestige as the tallest building in Los Angeles soon to be over taken by the new Grand Tower, has for years been used as a competition for whose who to walk to the top of the 73 storied first for a prize. Recently a skyslide was added then this.

Well, that was quick. Less than a month after opening, the US Bank Tower’s terrifying new skyslide has already been hit with its first personal injury lawsuit. A woman who says she broke her ankle sliding down the US Bank Tower’s terrifying new glass slide is suing for more than $25,000. read more

Work Proceeds at the $300-Million Academy Museum

 

 

Even June Gloom failed to put a damper on construction at the LACMA campus on the Miracle Mile, where the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ (AMPAS) long-awaited museum is well underway.

The $300-million undertaking, located at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, will create a showcase for AMPAS’ vast collection of filmmaking artifacts, including tens of thousands of still photographs, screenplays, production and costume design drawings, manuscripts and storyboards.  These assets will be displayed through a series of galleries, exhibition spaces, educational spaces and on-site theaters. Read the full story

What Happens to Homeless People When LA Demolishes Their Encampments?

As Los Angeles’s $2-billion plan to fight homelessness awaits funding, homelessness continues to increase, the majority of homeless residents remain unsheltered, and the city sees intent on making more and more sweeps of homeless encampments, the LA Times takes a look at a few people whose homes in the Tujunga Wash were demolished, to see where people go and what they do once their improvised homes have been destroyed by the city.

It is nice to critic but you have to also come up with a solution if you think it is that easy to solve. Every body will be happy to see the homeless issue resolved. No one wants to see homeless situation on their backyard.

A photo of homeless tents with tall new skyscrapers in the background.

Hot New Rooftop Scene in Downtown LA

 

For those who love to Parti, the top of this building is offering something you may like.

The Historic Core’s Banco Popular building at Fourth and Spring streets is, after many years of silence, getting a move on its conversion to residential units. Also known as the Hellman Building, the 1903 structure is in the process of becoming 188 high-end apartments with ground-floor commercial space and maybe even a basement bar.