Part of the redevelopment of a full city block in downtown Los Angeles, this multilevel, mixed-use structure anchors the south end of Grand Hope Park. It contains primarily market-rate apartments, with retail space on the ground floor and, on the second floor, small neighborhood commercial spaces and a major restaurant. A grand stairway at a fountain designed by Lawrence Halprin marks the entrance to the restaurant.
Unique massing divides the project into two parts, each with its own identity and urban design role. The twenty-story Tower Building anchors the southeast corner of the park. Its multilevel facade conveys the energy and enthusiasm of the nearby Fashion Institute of Design Merchandise and the fountain, culminating in a shaded rooftop terrace.
By contrast, the ten-story Arcade Building is a simple and subdued backdrop to the park’s lush plantings. A four-story pedestrian arcade at the Hope Street promenade accents the facade. This arcade is intended as a great public room filled with shops and outdoor restaurants and marks the southern entrance to the park.