Is LA Going Vertical?

Metropolis is an exciting new mixed-use megaproject on a 6.33 acre site in downtown Los Angeles.

It is one of the biggest mixed-used developments on the West coast, and will put approximately 1.8 million sf of vertical high-density community living in the heart of the city built by connecting expansive suburbs.

Syska is designing the essential mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for the two phase, multi-structure development encompassing a luxury hotel, retail and residential components with plenty of elegant subterranean parking located within a walking distance of LA Live, Staples Center and LA Convention Center.

Phase one will feature a twenty-one story, four-star hotel tower and a thirty-three story residential high-rise tower with restaurants and retail spaces at street level. It will also feature a podium integrated into the hotel tower with a lush courtyard, meeting rooms, additional restaurants and bars, a spa, a fitness center and a pool. Phase two will consist of two residential high-rise complexes, a forty-seven story and a sixty-seven story building featuring a podium level park and a plaza.

One of the projects interesting challenges is the extension of medium voltage power to site and upgrading natural gas, storm and water systems to handle the development requirements.

Read how the New York Times expects high-rise projects, led by the Metropolis to change LA.