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A new twist for the Century Plaza hotel

August 11, 2010 | 10:26 am


The fate of the Century Plaza hotel -- the famed structure that was once scheduled for demolition and has since been spared -- took another twist this week when its owner announced plans to construct a high-rise project next to the landmark venue.

Times reporters Roger Vincent and Martha Groves write in an article Wednesday that the $1.5-billion proposal calls for "two 46-story skyscrapers holding hundreds of condominiums and offices to be built behind the renowned hotel on Avenue of the Stars."

Planning and construction are scheduled to be complete by 2014.

The Century Plaza was built in 1966 and was designed by architect Minoru Yamasaki, who also designed the World Trade Center in New York.

The hotel was purchased by L.A. developer Michael Rosenfeld in 2008.

Read the full story about the new plans for the Century Plaza hotel.

-- David Ng


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Photo: Century Plaza hotel. Credit: Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times