Last Crane Being Dissembled in Downtown
Has the building boom stopped in downtown's South Park neighborhood? The crane at the soon-to-open Ritz Carlton tower on the LA Live campus is currently being dissembled, according to blogdowntown, which notes that "in the summer of 2007, a half dozen of the cranes stood within a few blocks of L.A. Live, with the two on-site at the complex joined by others atop South Group's Evo, Hanover's 717 Olympic, Meruelo's 717 W. 9th and Astani's Concerto." Of course, more cranes could come if planned and approved projects get funded and break ground such as the 43-story tower that was just approved for across from the Convention Center. The two hotels in the Ritz Carlton tower--the other being a J.W. Marriot--are scheduled to open on February 15, 2010. "The structure will hold the 879-room J.W. Marriott (floors four through 21), the 123-room Ritz Carlton hotel (floors 22 through 26) and the 224-unit Residences at the Ritz Carlton (floors 27 through 52)," says blogdowntown.