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The Architect's Newspaper: The first new high-rise in L.A.’s historic Broadway Theater District in a century makes its debut

June 10, 2021
Perla, whose units will range from 400 to 1,300 square feet, will feature a total of 44,000 square feet of amenities, including a pool deck atop of a 10-story podium and a rooftop terrace. Photo by Gary Leonard, courtesy SCG America. Thornton Tomasetti
Perla on Broadway
Thornton Tomasetti Project Engineer Michail Mavrogiannis and Senior Associate Drew Kirkpatrick, fourth and third from right, respectively, with project partners from CallisonRTKL and Swinerton at the topping out ceremony.
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Thornton Tomasetti

"A new addition to Downtown Los Angeles’s Broadway Theater District in the form of a 35-story condo tower premiered this spring in the former early-20th century entertainment wonderland. Perla on Broadway now rises where the ornate marquees of no less than a dozen surviving grand movie palaces, all built between 1910 and 1931 in an array of architectural styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Zigzag Moderne, still announce themselves across a six-block stretch."

Thornton Tomasetti provided structural engineering and performance-based design services to developer SCG America for the 740,000-square-foot development.

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