High-Rise Topping-Out at 732 Spring, Los Angeles

Located in downtown LA’s historic core, the 732 Spring Street high-rise topped out this week with the Holland Partner Group. The tower stands 24 stories above grade with two additional levels of subterranean parking and retail on the ground floor. 300 residential units are spread across the upper 20 levels sitting above 430 parking stalls across the lower levels. The architecture blends a historic base with contemporary design with distinguished vertical elements alongside an all-glass facade. The building is designed by MVE Architects and Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers and is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018.

High-Rise Topping Out at 8th and Spring, Los Angeles

Located between downtown’s Historic Core and the Fashion District, this 32 level residential building is on the north corner of West 8th and Spring Street. Designed by MVE Architects and Glotman Simpson Structural Engineers, the building features 275 residential units across 19 levels and 612 parking stalls across 9 of the lower levels. The building façade incorporates the old with the new and features parapet walls and defined vertical elements from the ground floor to level 19 where an all-glass skin continues the rest of the way up. The amenities deck on level 7 includes a pool, spa, barbecues, outdoor lounges, a fitness room and a common area with additional public viewing area on the roof deck. Working with general contractor Holland Partner Group the development is scheduled to open during the summer of 2018.

High-Rise at Wilshire & Crescent Tops Out

One block west of the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, Largo recently topped-out on a high-rise residential tower on the corner of Wilshire and Crescent Heights Blvd. Working with Matt Construction the high-rise building consists of 20 levels above grade and 3 levels below for a total of 393,137gsf. The building is designed by Steinberg Architects and Nabih Youssef Structural Engineers and features 150 apartment units, 7 levels of parking providing 411 stalls and a rooftop terrace complete with lounge, swimming pool, fire pit and a hot tub. Typical levels provide 10’6″ floor-to-floor heights while the level 17 penthouse and 18 skydeck are 14′ and 18′ respectively. The project also includes 6,000sf of retail space on the ground floor, a open space terrace at the back of the development and two levels of structural steel at the top housing MEP support facilities.

Los Angeles Mega-Development Circa Tops-Out

Earlier this month, Largo topped-out at Circa, 1200 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. The focal point of this $500 million residential mega-project is the twin high-rises adjacent to the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.  The development features two levels of below-grade parking, ground level commercial space, six levels of above-grade parking, an amenities podium deck, and 26 stories of residential condominiums above. Located near LA Live, the Convention Center and the Metro Pico Station in the city’s South Park district, the high-rise buildings feature a curved north face to enhance views of the skyline and mimic design themes from surrounding architecture. When complete, the project will total nearly 110,000 cubic yards of concrete installed over nearly 600,000 man-hours. Project Credits: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Architect; Cary Kopczynski & Co., Structural Engineer; LendLease Corp., General Contractor; Holliday Rock Co., Ready-Mix Supplier.

953 N. Sycamore – Mat Foundation Pour

Largo completed a 5,000cy mat pour at the 953 N. Sycamore project in Los Angeles on June 17. Running three pumps, the foundation pour lasted over 12-hours with the first Cemex readymix truck arriving at 2:00 a.m. Designed by Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects and structural engineers at the BPA Group, the uppermost levels of the mid-rise commercial building are offset from the parking levels below, creating a twisting effect as the building moves up. The building is scheduled to be complete in March of 2018 and has a total of 11 levels, two of which are below grade, spread across 214,573gsf. This is the third project Largo has worked on with GC/Developer the CIM Group over the last couple years; the 925 La Brea project and 7007 Romaine are both located less than a block away. Later this summer, Largo begins work on the 904 La Brea project with the same owner, also a stone’s throw away from 953 N. Sycamore.

7007 Romaine Tops Out

Construction is moving forward on the 7007 Romaine project in the Hollywood Media District, with Largo pouring our last structural deck earlier this month. When complete, this 153,000gsf structure will feature 60,000sqft of office space with balconies, outdoor decks and floor-to-ceiling windows. The two levels of office space will sit atop a 4 level parking garage which provides 298 stalls with retail space on the ground floor. Close to the 101 freeway and bordering West Hollywood, the development is planning to open in the third quarter of 2017. We are working with Shubin + Donaldson ArchitectsJLA Structural Engineers and general contractor the CIM Group to deliver to project on-time and within budget.

Shoring and Formwork on a Cantilevered Balcony Deck

Check out the shoring and forming of the cantilevered balcony decks at our 8th & Spring Street Project in downtown Los Angeles! We utilized a Peri Beam-Deck Table System to move the shoring from one level to the next more efficiently and also support the cantilevered slab load without installing shoring all the way to the ground. Although the deck immediately below the cantilever is several feet in from its slab edge, our in-house Engineering Department was able to design the re-shoring system which allowed the loads that are coming down from deck table’s outside legs to be transferred and distributed into to the poured decks below without causing problems to the structure.

USC Michelson Center for Convergent Biosciences

Largo recently completed the 225,000gsf Michelson Center for Convergent BioSciences at the University of Southern California. The facility will be home to an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences with the Viterbi School of Engineering. The building features one basement level and four levels above grade and will house high-tech medical equipment including a nano-fabrication facility and an electron microscope. The exterior of the building features two story tall concrete arches at both entrances and exposed, board-form architectural concrete finish on the interior face of the perimeter walls. Designed by HOK  with John A. Martin & Associates as the structural engineer, Largo worked with general contractor DPR Construction to deliver this project on-time and under budget.