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BIG Unveils new project in the arts district

BIG has revealed plans for a 2.6 million square foot (242,000 square meter) mixed-use complex in LA’s burgeoning Arts District. Called 670 Mesquit, the project will take the form of a series of stepped boxes containing 800,000 square feet of office space, 250 residential units and two hotels. The development will mark BIG’s first project in Los Angeles.

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6AM $2 BIllon development

Those holding their breath in anticipation of seeing Herzog & de Meuron’s6AM project—developed by Irvine, California–based developer SunCal and located in Los Angeles’s booming Arts District neighborhood—anytime soon are in for a long wait.

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Warner music moving to the arts district

In a shift that reflects the increasing importance of infusing the music industry with tech culture, Warner Music Group plans to move hundreds of employees from Burbank and the Westside into a renovated former auto plant in the downtown neighborhood.

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Hyperloop headquartered in the arts district

A source close to [Hyperloop Technologies Inc.], who was not authorized speak publicly, confirmed the company has moved into the space, which was chosen in part so Hyperloop could be around artists and designers and other creative types in a space big enough to build large-scale hardware.

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Spotify opens regional headquarters arts district

Music streaming service Spotify will open a new regional headquarters in Los Angeles’s Arts District.

Representatives of the recently opened At Mateo office and retail complex announced Monday that the Swedish tech company had signed on to lease approximately 110,000 square feet of office space at the site

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Sixth street bridge

Construction on the Sixth Street Viaduct replacement, a wavy bridge spanning the Los Angeles River that connects Boyle Heights and the Arts District, is picking up speed. With the help of photos from LA-based photographer, Sterling Davis, we took a look at the construction happening on all fronts.

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Alameda square reborn as mixed use

Those making a case for Downtown LA's Art District being ground zero for gentrification in Los Angeles certainly have a lot of evidence to back them up. A boom of adaptive reuse projects continue to transform the look and character of the historic neighborhood. 

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The Arts District Soho House

Over two years after members-only club Soho House announced plans to set up shop in the Arts District, construction is now underway for the project.