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The Beverly Center’s ‘Very Expensive’ Makeover Has Begun

Photos: Studio Fuksas

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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.

Beverly Center Renderings Photo: Studio Fuksas

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."

Photo: Studio Fuksas

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.

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