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Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica
Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica, © Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners

Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site.

Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate.

More images of the “Ocean Avenue Project” after the break...

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© Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners
© Gehry Partners

via Ocean Avenue Project, LA Times

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica" 04 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/339632/gehry-designs-mixed-use-tower-for-downtown-santa-monica/> ISSN 0719-8884
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