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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 on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo
Perla on Broadway in Los Angeles. Hunter Kerhart photo

"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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