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We've been tracking Westfield Century City's multi-million dollar upgrade since last June, when the shopping center revealed plans to scoop up Westside Pavilion's Nordstrom and to open the West Coast's first-ever Eataly artisanal Italian markeplace. And just this March, we learned that these new developments will join a remodeled three-level Bloomingdale's and brand-new two-level Macy's when construction is complete in 2017.
After months of anticipation of what these changes would actually look like, Westfield CC has finally unleashed officially renderings of its $800 million facelift, and they're as major as we hoped they would be. Our sister site Curbed LA points us to tons of renderings and a video tour here, which highlights an outdoor event area called "The Terrace" that will presumably host fashion shows. "There'll also be 70 new shops and restaurants, eight acres of outdoor space, and 4,700 parking spaces (double the current total)," Curbed adds. "Overall, the new addition will add 422,000 square feet to Westfield Century City; when complete, the mall will take up 1.2 million square feet."
See more renderings below, which includes a connecting walkway to Equinox Century City!