Architect Frank Gehry has revised plans for mixed-use development across the street from Downtown’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, which will begin construction in fall 2018.
The project, now called The Grand, will bring a shops, a movie theater, and a 20-story, 314-room Equinox hotel to the parcel at First and Grand, occupied now by a parking structure. The development will also include a 39-story tower with 113 condos and 323 apartments.
The performance venue’s silvery curvaceous facade will be projected on to from The Grand, fulfilling an original intention of the architect’s.
The Grand will be built by international engineering firm AECOM, and managed by real estate firm Related Companies, headquartered in New York City.
The project will include one of the first hotels by fitness brand Equinox, which will feature 314 rooms and occupy 20 storeys of the smaller tower. Equinox is also planning a hotel at New York City’s Hudson Yards.
Related Companies has partnered with CCCG Overseas Real Estate (CORE) for the next phases of The Grand, and announced that construction will wrap up in 2021.
Article by Marco Rinaldi