downtown los angeles, south park

New Renderings of $1 Billion Metropolis Project in Downtown LA

Newest Metropolis renderings released showing four gleaming glass and metal towers abutting the 110 freeway (Photo: Greenland USA)

Newest Metropolis renderings released showing four gleaming glass and metal towers abutting the 110 freeway (Photo: Greenland USA)

It was almost exactly a year ago when the $1 billion Metropolis project broke ground. For decades, the 6.3 acre site sat vacant as an ugly parking lot where, time and time again, failed attempts at developing the site perpetuated its anti-pedestrian scar on the urban landscape. Now, one can see the massive project under construction along the 110 freeway, rising at the northwestern edge of Downtown LA’s booming South Park district. New renderings provided by the developer, Greenland USA, has been released showing a more finalized idea of what the end product will look like.

Designed by global architect firm Gensler, Metropolis will consist of four high-rise towers: three residential and one boutique hotel. The four towers will be built side-by-side and cascade in height resembling “reception bars” on a cell phone screen. The three residential towers — the tallest at 56 stories followed by 40 stories and 38 stories — will add over 1,500 luxury condos to South Park with prices ranging from $600,000 to $2 million. Besides the spectacular city views from the high-rise units, Metropolis’ first tower will have an elevated podium about an acre in size with an amenity deck that will include a private lush green space with walkways, reflecting pools, and fire pits.

Metropolis stretches an entire block along Francisco St from 8th to 9th Street abutting the 110 freeway. Essentially, it expands the walkable sphere of Downtown LA further west of Figueroa and will help strengthen the urban pedestrian connection between South Park and the Financial District (part of the “Avenue of the Angels” plan). To help activate this quiet section of Downtown LA, Metropolis will include approximately 70,000 square feet of commercial retail space that will generate plenty of vibrant pedestrian activity once fully leased.

Phase I, which includes the 19-story 18-story boutique hotel and the shortest 38-story residential tower, is slated for completion in late 2016. Phase II, which includes the 56-story and 40-story residential towers, won’t be completed until sometime in 2018.

All Neoscape renderings provided by Metropolis

Phase I includes the 19-story boutique hotel (left) and the 38-story residential tower with 310 luxury condos

Phase I includes the 19-story boutique hotel (left) and the 38-story residential tower with 310 luxury condos

The porte cochere for both the residential and hotel properties

The porte cochere for both the residential and hotel properties

Views from your bedroom

Views from your bedroom

Views from your kitchen

Views from your kitchen

Views from your living room

Views from your living room

The residential lounge room

The residential lounge room

Fitness center including yoga studio

Fitness center including yoga studio

The amenity deck

The amenity deck

4 Comments

  1. cristian says

    those interiors are gorgeous! they actually look like the interiors you see in those multi million dollar penthouses and condos in those fancy high rise towers in new york, like one 57 and 220 central park south.

  2. This is gonna zing excitement to DTLA! Will certainly impact LA Live and shopping on Figueroa!

  3. Melton Strauss says

    Will their be section 8 apartment in the project

  4. Hugh says

    Do you know if the tallest of the 4 is officially being prepped for construction? Ive already heard about the 3rd tallest but nothing on tower 4

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