Once a major LA cultural landmark, the Broadway corridor in Downtown Los Angeles (#DTLA #MoveToDTLA), a stretch of the retail, restaurant, and event space skimming the Historic Core, Fashion, and Theatre districts, is once again poised for a 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 our new neighbors!