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Now that the Beverly Center has revealed its makeover's price tag, it's finally time to put that $500 million to use. Per Urbanize LA (h/t Reddit!), construction cranes are now happily perched atop the '80s-built shopping center (see the photographic proof here).
Although we already knew a few tidbits about the major renovations (like plans to add tons of natural lighting, high-tech parking, and a fancy food hall driven by celeb chef Michael Mina, to name a few) and the LA development site points out additional details of the 883,000-square-foot behemoth's fashionable, pedestrian-friendly façade. Dreamed up by Italian design firm Studio Fuksas, the ultra modern upgrades will also include drought-resistant landscaping, street-facing eateries, a valet station off West Third Street, and panoramic views from Hollywood to DTLA.
That's not all: Beverly Center 2.0 will also feature a central court that'll host events and installations, offer plenty of seating (complete with charging stations), and house a ginormous 20' x 35' LED screen. Studio Fuksas's project page reveals that "reflective and backlight perforated metal panels reverberate the interior lighting, creating a visual luxury promenade throughout the shopping floors." Fancy.
It's all set to set to be unveiled November 2018; take a peek at the BevCenter of the future in the new renderings, learn a few more factoids on the project below, and stay tuned for more updates.
Studio Fuksas explains that upon stepping foot inside the mall, "the visitors are guided through the floors by three-story atria and voids full of movement [...] Big openings on the roof help the natural light to reach all shopping areas through filtered skylight."
The design firm adds that a "play between the inside and outside is intended to create a sense of discovery for the users and culminates with a panoramic roof top garden [which] can be enjoyed not only by the store visitors" but nearby locals alike.