Once a major LA cultural landmark, the Broadway corridor in Downtown Los Angeles (#DTLA #MoveToDTLA), a stretch of retail, restaurant, and event space skimming the Historic Core, Fashion, and Theatre districts, is once again poised for renaissance.
Design and architecture firm Omnigiving is breathing new life into 801 Broadway — neighbor to DTLA fixtures the Orpheum Theatre and the Eastern Columbia Building — by revitalizing the formerly-grand Broadway Trade Center, inspired by Big Apple mixed-use complex, the Chelsea Market. Built in 1908 as the Hamburger & Sons Department Store, the building itself has had a storied history. The 1.1-million-square-foot space has once been host to a 1,000-seat theatre and was once the temporary home of the Los Angeles Public Library.
Current plans to carve-out the blank canvas of a building include 500,000 square feet of fashion and technology offices, 200,000 square feet of street-level high-end retail and restaurants, a luxury hotel with up to 200 rooms, market-esque food hall flooded with natural light (thanks to the addition of three “light courts”), a private club and turkish bath, and — the literal crowning jewel — a 110,00 square feet rooftop public park complete with garden, two swimming pools, and multiple food and beverage vendors.
With construction underway, the completion of the project is still a little while down the road, but we already can’t wait to welcome the our new neighbors!