Posts tagged with "Downtown Los Angeles":

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Watch the Broad Museum Come to Life in Real-Time

While cameras allowing real-time viewing of work on downtown LA’s Broad museum have been in place since construction began last fall, the scenery is finally getting more interesting. The structure’s parking garage is now complete and construction permits were recently approved for the museum itself, according to LA Downtown News. The intricately-clad concrete building, designed by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is on schedule for a late 2013 completion. The three-story structure will include about “50,000 square feet of gallery space on two floors, a lecture hall for up to 200 people, and a public lobby with display space and a museum shop,” as described by the Broad Art Foundation. The budget is $130 million. The Live Construction Cam at the Broad Art Foundation site is accompanied by time-lapse camera capturing high resolution pictures updated every 15 minutes. The site also allows viewers to stream a time-lapse movie documenting progress on the site over time.
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Old School

Last night we had the pleasure of attending Delab's (Design East of La Brea) monthly gathering of creative types, this time at Cole's, a legendary restaurant and bar in the Pacific Electric Building in Downtown LA. Open since 1908, Coles is known for its French Dip sandwiches (it claims to have invented the delicacy), clever--and strong--mixed drinks and "atomic" pickles. It just re-opened after a two year renovation by Ricki Kline, who has also designed historic downtown favorites Seven Grand, Golden Gopher, and Broadway Bar for owner Cedd Moses. Kline's renovation included installing patterned burgundy fabric wallpaper, etched fish bowl lighting, dark mahogany panels, penny tile floors, and original stained glass. A cozy, more dimly-lit bar in back replaces the old kitchen, and serves as the perfect place to test out how many types of french dip (lamb, pork, roast beef, etc) you can try in one sitting.