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Mapping the rise of LA’s tallest towers

These towers will forever alter the city’s skyline

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For two years now, the 73-story Wilshire Grand, has reigned as the (disputably) tallest building in Los Angeles. It’s not bound to cling to the title for long.

Soon, plenty of other skyscrapers and soaring high-rises will spring up and reshape the city’s skyline. Dozens of ambitious—and plain-old-tall—projects are planned around the city, especially in Downtown LA.

To show just how much vertical development is on the way, this map tracks the tallest buildings that are planned and under construction right now around LA.

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1. 77 stories on Figueroa

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333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

This skyscraper is gunning to top the Wilshire Grand—and it won’t use a spire to do it. At 1,107 feet, the building would rise just a bit higher than the 1,100-foot-tall Wilshire Grand. “Who doesn’t want bragging rights?” Jeff DiMarzio, whose firm is designing the project, told Curbed.

It would hold 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, nearly 37,000 square feet of amenities, and almost 29,000 square feet of commercial space.

An aerial view of buildings. In the center is a very tall skyscraper that towers over the other buildings. Courtesy of DiMarzio Kato Architecture

2. 70-story high-rise

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1045 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Rising 70 stories, this towering residential building from developer Crescent Heights will bring almost 800 new apartments to Downtown Los Angeles. At 770 feet, it would also be among the city’s very tallest buildings.

City buildings and tall skyscrapers. It is sunset and the sky is purple. Courtesy of Liner LLP

3. 66-story mixed user

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913 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This tall skyscraper is in the running for the title of the third tallest tower in Los Angeles. It would rise next door to Hotel Figueroa and across from the iconic The Original Pantry Cafe. The developer, Justin L. M. Leong, wants the tower to hold 220 hotel rooms, 200 condos, 94,080 square feet of commercial space, and 617 parking spaces. Construction could finish as soon as 2023.

An aerial view of buildings and tall skyscrapers. Via Department of City Plannning

4. Trio of towers

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1015 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Called “Olympia," this project would bring three towers to a parking lot across the street from LA Live. The towers would rise 65 stories, 52 stories, and 43 stories, respectively. In addition to commercial space and more than 1,000 units of housing, Olympia would feature “open, green, and public spaces,” including a public pocket park along Georgia Street and a plaza at the corner of Georgia and Olympic.

An aerial view of three towers on a building. The towers are full of windows and balconies. Courtesy City Century

5. 64 floors of condos

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945 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Planned right beside the FIGat7th shopping center, this 64-story building from developer Brookfield would include 781 residential condos and three commercial units. Marmol-Radziner is the design architect for the project and Large Architecture is the architect of record.

A group of buildings. In the center of the buildings is a plaza with trees. Rendering courtesy Brookfield

6. Angels Knoll with 64-story skyscraper

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361 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Bound to transform Bunker Hill, this mega project directly across from Grand Central Market was approved by the city in December. Plans from developers Claridge Properties, MacFarlane Partners, and the Peebles Corporation call for a 64-story skyscraper and a 42-story high-rise (they originally called for an 88-story skyscraper and a 24-story tower, but the plans were rejiggered last month). The towers would contain 180 condos, 261 apartments, 500 SLS and Mondrian hotel rooms, plus shops and restaurants, and a charter elementary school. The Handel Architects-designed buildings would be set back off the corner of Fourth and Hill streets, leaving room for a landscaped plaza.

A group of buildings. There are trees in front of the buildings. The buildings are tall and have multiple windows.

7. 63-story skyscraper 

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1111 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

The design of this tower by Koichi Takada Architects was inspired by the California redwoods. It’s working its way through the city’s approval process as a 63-story building (54 stories atop a 9-story podium). At Eleventh at Hill, it would hold 528 condos.

A large building with an elaborate entrance that has a metallic pointy awning. There are people walking outside of the building. Via Department of City Planning

8. 60-story 'gigantic urban tree'

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811 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

There’s no word yet on many feet this skyscraper would rise, but, at 60 stories, it could become one of the tallest buildings in the city. Right now, the third tallest is Charles Luckman’s Aon Center, which at 62 stories, tops out at 858 feet. Architects Nardi Associates have designed this unique skyscraper in South Park to hold a hotel, housing, convention center, restaurants, and shops. The facade would incorporate LED signs and live plants, making it look like a “giant urban tree,” says the firm’s website.

A tall building with geometric structures on its facade. Courtesy Nardi Associates

9. Two 58-story towers

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Alameda St & E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

The design of these two towers, inspired by industrial warehouses and incorporating local art, might help them fit into the Arts District, but they’re certainly going to stand out. They’re the first skyscrapers proposed for the neighborhood, and they’re bound to alter it forever. Called 6AM, the 58-story towers, which would hold housing, a school, offices, and retail, would be mainly framed in concrete, leaving large blank spaces that are intended to "encourage murals and other evolutionary art responses."

An aerial view of many city buildings and skyscrapers. Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

10. Four-tower megaproject

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W 8th St & Francisco St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Abutting the northbound 110 Freeway, the megaproject called Metropolis consists of four tall towers, the first of which, a 38-story residential high-rise opened in 2016. An 18-story hotel tower followed in 2017 and a 40-level condo high-rise opened at the end of July. The final residential tower, at 56 stories, is on track to be finished this year.

A group of tall skyscrapers and buildings. Courtesy of Hunter Kerhart

11. 55 stories with cantilevered pools

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532 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Developer Jeffrey Fish’s 55-story tower at Pershing Square would not only be one of the tallest buildings in the city, but one of the craziest. It’d be the first skyscraper in LA with pools that would jut out from the facade, over the city below. The pools, which would be suspended from condos, would be made of glass, so daring swimmers could take in amazing views.

A tall skyscraper with many windows. The top of the skyscraper has a haphazard arrangement that resembles jenga pieces. Renderings courtesy of JMF Enterprises

12. Times Mirror Square towers

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100 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Canadian developer Onni Group has plans to completely reimagine the Times Mirror Square complex (the longtime home of the Los Angeles Times), demolishing part of the property and erecting two high-rises. The 37-story and 53-story towers would include 1,127 residential units, along with 34,572 square feet of commercial space.

Two tall towering buildings. Images via LA Department of City Planning

13. Towering Convention Center hotel

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1300 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Planned directly opposite the Los Angeles Convention Center, this 53-story project includes 1,024 hotel rooms in an area where city officials have been desperate to add more accommodations for visitors. The Gensler-designed structure would replace a 100-unit apartment complex built in 2004.

In the foreground is a tall skyscraper and a pedestrian plaza with trees. In the distance are more city buildings. It is sunset. Courtesy of TriCal

14. 52-story 'gateway' to DTLA

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1600 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Architecture firm Gensler has drawn up a fanciful design for this 52-story tower proposed for the site of the Toyota of Downtown LA dealership, making it very visible to motorists on the 10 Freeway. It's intended as a "gateway" to DTLA, and it would be comprised of 336 residential units, a 250-room hotel, and retail and offices.

In the foreground is a highway with cars. A large building with an unusual facade is on one side of the highway. The building facade is made of mixed materials. Courtesy of Gensler

15. Residential tower duo

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1115 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

One of multiple South Park projects from developer Mack Urban and AECOM Capital, this development would include two residential towers right across the street from one another at the intersection of Olive and 11th streets. The shorter tower would rise 51 stories, while the taller structure would soar 60 levels above the street.

An aerial view of various parking lots and the tops of buildings and skyscrapers. Google Maps

16. Tri-towered mega complex

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1101 S Flower St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

(Slowly) under construction now, these three towers are part of a huge development called Oceanwide Plaza, which will feature a 166,000-square-foot open-air retail area and an approximately 700-foot LED ribbon sign. There will also be a posh hotel and 504 condos. The towers will rise to heights of 40, 40, and 49 stories on a site across from LA Live.

A tall skyscraper amongst other various city buildings.

17. A pair of South Park towers

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1020 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

This major project was originally proposed as three buildings, but developer Shenzhen Hazens later reworked plans, and the project is now moving forward as a 49-story residential tower and a 29-story hotel.

A tall blue building with a lower level that is glass. There are palm trees outside of the building. There are other buildings surrounding it and a street in front of it. Renderings via Department of City Planning

18. Hollywood Center

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1720 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Now re-branded as Hollywood Center, the project formerly named Millennium Hollywood is slowly moving forward after a judge halted construction in 2015 due to concerns about traffic and safety. The reconfigured project would include two residential towers rising 35 and 46 stories, respectively.

A rendering of two towers and a collection of low-rise buildings slated to rise around the Capitol Records building. Courtesy of Hollywood Center

19. Century Plaza

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2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

A major overhaul of Century City’s Century Plaza Hotel will include a pair of glassy 46-story residential high-rises. The new towers are already under construction.

The tops of two tall skyscrapers. Both skyscrapers have many windows on the facade. Courtesy of DBOX for Next Century Partners

20. 43-story residential high-rise

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744 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

The area around Fig&7th was already buzzing up with the construction of Wilshire Grand, then along came plans for this 43-story with a mix of housing and street-level shops and restaurants.

An aerial view of city buildings. There are two tall skyscrapers in the center of the view.

21. World Trade Center redevelopment

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350 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Prolific Koreatown developer Jamison Services wants to demolish a portion of the World Trade Center on Bunker Hill and put this 41-story tower in its place. The high-rise would hold 570 condos and connect, via sky bridges, to the Westin Bonaventure and the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown. 

A tall towering skyscraper. Via department of city planning

22. Lake on Wilshire

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1930 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

This 41-story residential tower would sprout up alongside a historic building that would be converted from a medical office to a hotel. In addition to apartments or condos, the new tower would hold a "learning, cultural and performing arts center" and an 850-seat theater.

A tall building with a colorful glass entrance area. There are palm trees next to the building. It is sunset and the sky is purple and pink. Courtesy Los Angeles Planning Department

23. 39 stories in the Financial District

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754 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Called the 8th, Hope, and Grand Project, this 39-story project from developer Mitsui Fudosan America is set to include 547 housing units, 7,500 square feet of restaurant space, and a 37,000-square-foot charter school for kindergarten and grades first through five.

A tall building that has terraces with trees.

24. 36-story mixed user

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3700 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Just east of Wilshire and Western in Koreatown, this 36-story tower with housing and a trio of restaurants (one "high quality," one high turn-over, and one fast food) would replace a lawn often used by locals as a makeshift park. It remains to be seen what will happen with the project, as that grassy area became a city landmark earlier this year.

A tall skyscraper. There is glass lower level. Los Angeles Planning Department

25. 'Transformative' mixed user

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1933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Supporters of this big South LA project say it has the power to transform the neighborhood. Opponents agree. Approved unanimously by the Los Angeles City Council in 2016, the development would add a 20-story hotel next to The Reef, an existing 12-story building that serves as "creative habitat" for artists and entrepreneurs, and two high-rise condo towers, one that soars to 32 stories and the other to 35 stories. Its future is uncertain; last year, developers announced the property was for sale.

An aerial view of many city buildings and tall skyscrapers.

26. 35-story residential tower

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698 S New Hampshire Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Harridge Development Group is planning to convert Koreatown’s Wilshire Galleria into a hotel and add a 35-story tower and seven-story condo structure on the same site. The tower would The high-rise building would contain 335 condos, plus retail space.

27. PerLA on Broadway

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400 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Construction is underway now on this 35-story condominium tower in Downtown LA's Historic Core. Developer SCG America says it's looking to attract first-time buyers with its 450 units priced in the low $400,000s. The first floor of the building will house shops and restaurants.

A tall blue building with multiple windows. Courtesy of SCG America

28. Brentwood high-rise

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11770 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Not all of LA's tall buildings are east of the 405. This long-planned Brentwood development would rise 34 stories, with 376 apartments.

Rendering of tall Brentwood apartment building Los Angeles Department of City Planning

29. 33-story residential tower

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222 E 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Developers looking to build in Downtown LA are not focusing solely on South Park. Interest has spilled over into the Fashion District, where, in 2016, plans were filed for this dark, 33-story residential tower called 7th&Maple.

A tall building with many windows. Courtesy of Realm Real Estate

30. Koreatown condos

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631 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90005

This Koreatown mixed user would replace a Denny's across from the Wilshire/Vermont Metro Station with 33 stories of condos, office space, retail, and restaurants.

A tall city building. Rendering via Department of City Planning

31. 32-story residential tower

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3545 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Just west of the Line Hotel and across the street from the Purple Line's Wilshire/Normandie stop, this 32-story tower would be part of a larger mixed-use complex developed by Jamison Services, which is on a building spree in Koreatown.

An aerial view of city buildings and skyscrapers.

32. 31-story mixed user

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2902 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

This 31-story new mixed-user by developers Jamison Services and Hankey Group would bring apartments and retail to a corner lot where Wilshire Boulevard and Hoover Street meet, across from Lafayette Park, on the border of Ktown and Westlake.

In the foreground is a building with multiple windows. In the distance are many city buildings. It is evening. Courtesy of BuzzBuzzHome

33. 30-story condo tower

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232 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012

This asymmetrical tower would rise above the future subway station at 2nd and Broadway, across the street from the Los Angeles Times building. Plans call for a mix of condos, offices, and commercial space. Construction is slated to start in 2022.

A tall skyscraper with terraced floors. There are trees in the foreground. Courtesy of Tribune Media

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1. 77 stories on Figueroa

333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
An aerial view of buildings. In the center is a very tall skyscraper that towers over the other buildings. Courtesy of DiMarzio Kato Architecture

This skyscraper is gunning to top the Wilshire Grand—and it won’t use a spire to do it. At 1,107 feet, the building would rise just a bit higher than the 1,100-foot-tall Wilshire Grand. “Who doesn’t want bragging rights?” Jeff DiMarzio, whose firm is designing the project, told Curbed.

It would hold 599 hotel rooms, 242 condos, nearly 37,000 square feet of amenities, and almost 29,000 square feet of commercial space.

333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90071

2. 70-story high-rise

1045 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
City buildings and tall skyscrapers. It is sunset and the sky is purple. Courtesy of Liner LLP

Rising 70 stories, this towering residential building from developer Crescent Heights will bring almost 800 new apartments to Downtown Los Angeles. At 770 feet, it would also be among the city’s very tallest buildings.

1045 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

3. 66-story mixed user

913 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
An aerial view of buildings and tall skyscrapers. Via Department of City Plannning

This tall skyscraper is in the running for the title of the third tallest tower in Los Angeles. It would rise next door to Hotel Figueroa and across from the iconic The Original Pantry Cafe. The developer, Justin L. M. Leong, wants the tower to hold 220 hotel rooms, 200 condos, 94,080 square feet of commercial space, and 617 parking spaces. Construction could finish as soon as 2023.

913 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

4. Trio of towers

1015 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
An aerial view of three towers on a building. The towers are full of windows and balconies. Courtesy City Century

Called “Olympia," this project would bring three towers to a parking lot across the street from LA Live. The towers would rise 65 stories, 52 stories, and 43 stories, respectively. In addition to commercial space and more than 1,000 units of housing, Olympia would feature “open, green, and public spaces,” including a public pocket park along Georgia Street and a plaza at the corner of Georgia and Olympic.

1015 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

5. 64 floors of condos

945 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
A group of buildings. In the center of the buildings is a plaza with trees. Rendering courtesy Brookfield

Planned right beside the FIGat7th shopping center, this 64-story building from developer Brookfield would include 781 residential condos and three commercial units. Marmol-Radziner is the design architect for the project and Large Architecture is the architect of record.

945 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

6. Angels Knoll with 64-story skyscraper

361 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
A group of buildings. There are trees in front of the buildings. The buildings are tall and have multiple windows.

Bound to transform Bunker Hill, this mega project directly across from Grand Central Market was approved by the city in December. Plans from developers Claridge Properties, MacFarlane Partners, and the Peebles Corporation call for a 64-story skyscraper and a 42-story high-rise (they originally called for an 88-story skyscraper and a 24-story tower, but the plans were rejiggered last month). The towers would contain 180 condos, 261 apartments, 500 SLS and Mondrian hotel rooms, plus shops and restaurants, and a charter elementary school. The Handel Architects-designed buildings would be set back off the corner of Fourth and Hill streets, leaving room for a landscaped plaza.

361 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

7. 63-story skyscraper 

1111 S Hill St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
A large building with an elaborate entrance that has a metallic pointy awning. There are people walking outside of the building. Via Department of City Planning

The design of this tower by Koichi Takada Architects was inspired by the California redwoods. It’s working its way through the city’s approval process as a 63-story building (54 stories atop a 9-story podium). At Eleventh at Hill, it would hold 528 condos.

1111 S Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

8. 60-story 'gigantic urban tree'

811 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
A tall building with geometric structures on its facade. Courtesy Nardi Associates

There’s no word yet on many feet this skyscraper would rise, but, at 60 stories, it could become one of the tallest buildings in the city. Right now, the third tallest is Charles Luckman’s Aon Center, which at 62 stories, tops out at 858 feet. Architects Nardi Associates have designed this unique skyscraper in South Park to hold a hotel, housing, convention center, restaurants, and shops. The facade would incorporate LED signs and live plants, making it look like a “giant urban tree,” says the firm’s website.

811 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015

9. Two 58-story towers

Alameda St & E 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
An aerial view of many city buildings and skyscrapers. Courtesy of Herzog & de Meuron

The design of these two towers, inspired by industrial warehouses and incorporating local art, might help them fit into the Arts District, but they’re certainly going to stand out. They’re the first skyscrapers proposed for the neighborhood, and they’re bound to alter it forever. Called 6AM, the 58-story towers, which would hold housing, a school, offices, and retail, would be mainly framed in concrete, leaving large blank spaces that are intended to "encourage murals and other evolutionary art responses."

Alameda St & E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

10. Four-tower megaproject

W 8th St & Francisco St, Los Angeles, CA 90017
A group of tall skyscrapers and buildings. Courtesy of Hunter Kerhart

Abutting the northbound 110 Freeway, the megaproject called Metropolis consists of four tall towers, the first of which, a 38-story residential high-rise opened in 2016. An 18-story hotel tower followed in 2017 and a 40-level condo high-rise opened at the end of July. The final residential tower, at 56 stories, is on track to be finished this year.

W 8th St & Francisco St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

11. 55 stories with cantilevered pools

532 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013