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REAL ESTATE
July 14, 1985 | EVELYN De WOLFE
Tenants at Bunker Hill Towers joined city officials at the kick-off of a major renovation and remodeling program that will focus on the twin-tower, 19-story residential complex at 234 S. Figueroa St. As the group waited for Councilman Gilbert Lindsay and Mayor Tom Bradley, who were scheduled to participate, some voiced their concerns about the upgrading. The questions they wanted answers for were: How will this affect us? Are the owners planning to sell?
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OPINION
June 26, 2005
Re "Crossroads Nears in Downtown Loft Boom," June 20: I live at Bunker Hill Towers, a luxurious high-rise building a block from Disney Hall. When I moved into my one-bedroom apartment six years ago friends questioned my move. Now I joke to those same friends that it's like living in a five-star hotel. Oh, and I avoid the gridlock of the freeways. I am within walking distance of all my favorite places such as Disney Hall, MOCA and, of course, Central Library! When a new supermarket does finally open, I may never need to leave downtown.
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BUSINESS
April 3, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Downtown Los Angeles' glitzy but financially struggling high-rise apartment complexes have become the target of real estate investors gambling that rents will rise as the real estate market recovers. The latest buyer is Palo Alto-based Essex Property Trust Inc., which this week acquired the 19-story Bunker Hill Towers, downtown L.A.'s first high-rise apartment complex, from a Hong Kong partnership for $36.5 million.
BUSINESS
April 3, 1998 | MELINDA FULMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Downtown Los Angeles' glitzy but financially struggling high-rise apartment complexes have become the target of real estate investors gambling that rents will rise as the real estate market recovers. The latest buyer is Palo Alto-based Essex Property Trust Inc., which this week acquired the 19-story Bunker Hill Towers, downtown L.A.'s first high-rise apartment complex, from a Hong Kong partnership for $36.5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1992
A Los Angeles jury Tuesday awarded $6 million to residents of a luxury downtown high-rise in what lawyers for the residents said may be the first such verdict in California favoring owners who claimed property damage in an asbestos abatement case. By a 9-3 vote, a Superior Court jury found in favor of residents of Bunker Hill Towers, who contended that W. R. Grace & Co.
OPINION
June 26, 2005
Re "Crossroads Nears in Downtown Loft Boom," June 20: I live at Bunker Hill Towers, a luxurious high-rise building a block from Disney Hall. When I moved into my one-bedroom apartment six years ago friends questioned my move. Now I joke to those same friends that it's like living in a five-star hotel. Oh, and I avoid the gridlock of the freeways. I am within walking distance of all my favorite places such as Disney Hall, MOCA and, of course, Central Library! When a new supermarket does finally open, I may never need to leave downtown.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although many people wouldn't think of downtown Los Angeles as an oasis of any kind, trial lawyer Lloyd Staley said he found a pocket of serenity when he moved into a Bunker Hill apartment 2 1/2 years ago. Now, he and other residents of the Bunker Hill Towers apartments and condominiums are up in arms over a $10-million entertainment complex proposed across the street in the World Trade Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal to build a $20-million entertainment center in the downtown World Trade Center passed a major hurdle Friday when a city zoning official ruled in favor of the project. Associate Zoning Administrator James J. Crisp granted Haseko California Inc., which owns the World Trade Center, a conditional-use permit to develop several restaurants and a nightclub in the Bunker Hill office-retail complex.
OPINION
December 12, 1993
I am one of the few people who were born and raised around Echo Park and still live very close. I live in the Bunker Hill Towers. I am told, for physical reasons, to walk two to three miles every day. So for the first time in probably 30-40 years I took a walk around Echo Lake where I hung out as a child. It was delightful to see all the young adults, mostly Latinos, with their children having a wonderful time with the new playground, and everybody doing their own thing. But where I was very disappointed was all the garbage and foam cups around the lake.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
The investment industry has been very good to Gene Morgan, so good that he could afford to live just about anywhere he wanted. But wasting precious hours on the freeway commuting from his downtown Los Angeles brokerage to a home at the beach, in the hills or even in nearby Hancock Park is something that this 65-year-old ex-Marine simply could not abide. Instead, his commute is vertical and takes about a minute by elevator, from his 30th-floor condominium at Bunker Hill Towers to the building's Plaza Level, which houses the offices of Gene Morgan Financial.
OPINION
December 12, 1993
I am one of the few people who were born and raised around Echo Park and still live very close. I live in the Bunker Hill Towers. I am told, for physical reasons, to walk two to three miles every day. So for the first time in probably 30-40 years I took a walk around Echo Lake where I hung out as a child. It was delightful to see all the young adults, mostly Latinos, with their children having a wonderful time with the new playground, and everybody doing their own thing. But where I was very disappointed was all the garbage and foam cups around the lake.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an important test of buyer interest in the troubled U.S. commercial real estate market, a group of institutional property owners this week will attempt to auction off apartments, hotels, office towers, retail centers and industrial buildings worth $500 million. The event, scheduled for Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel in West Los Angeles, will be one of the largest auctions ever of commercial property not held by the government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1992
A Los Angeles jury Tuesday awarded $6 million to residents of a luxury downtown high-rise in what lawyers for the residents said may be the first such verdict in California favoring owners who claimed property damage in an asbestos abatement case. By a 9-3 vote, a Superior Court jury found in favor of residents of Bunker Hill Towers, who contended that W. R. Grace & Co.
NEWS
January 22, 1992 | ROBERT A. JONES
They have decided to bring back the Angels Flight railway. A couple of months ago they hauled the old station house from wherever it was stored and planted it behind a chain-link fence down on 4th Street. Soon, they say, the serious work will begin. I'm sure you are familiar with the "they" to whom I refer. This is the ubiquitous, shadowy, omniscient, controlling "they" of downtown Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A controversial proposal to build a $20-million entertainment center in the downtown World Trade Center passed a major hurdle Friday when a city zoning official ruled in favor of the project. Associate Zoning Administrator James J. Crisp granted Haseko California Inc., which owns the World Trade Center, a conditional-use permit to develop several restaurants and a nightclub in the Bunker Hill office-retail complex.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1991 | ELAINE WOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although many people wouldn't think of downtown Los Angeles as an oasis of any kind, trial lawyer Lloyd Staley said he found a pocket of serenity when he moved into a Bunker Hill apartment 2 1/2 years ago. Now, he and other residents of the Bunker Hill Towers apartments and condominiums are up in arms over a $10-million entertainment complex proposed across the street in the World Trade Center.
NEWS
January 22, 1992 | ROBERT A. JONES
They have decided to bring back the Angels Flight railway. A couple of months ago they hauled the old station house from wherever it was stored and planted it behind a chain-link fence down on 4th Street. Soon, they say, the serious work will begin. I'm sure you are familiar with the "they" to whom I refer. This is the ubiquitous, shadowy, omniscient, controlling "they" of downtown Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
August 10, 1992 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an important test of buyer interest in the troubled U.S. commercial real estate market, a group of institutional property owners this week will attempt to auction off apartments, hotels, office towers, retail centers and industrial buildings worth $500 million. The event, scheduled for Thursday at the Century Plaza Hotel in West Los Angeles, will be one of the largest auctions ever of commercial property not held by the government.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1989 | MARTHA GROVES, Times Staff Writer
The investment industry has been very good to Gene Morgan, so good that he could afford to live just about anywhere he wanted. But wasting precious hours on the freeway commuting from his downtown Los Angeles brokerage to a home at the beach, in the hills or even in nearby Hancock Park is something that this 65-year-old ex-Marine simply could not abide. Instead, his commute is vertical and takes about a minute by elevator, from his 30th-floor condominium at Bunker Hill Towers to the building's Plaza Level, which houses the offices of Gene Morgan Financial.
REAL ESTATE
July 14, 1985 | EVELYN De WOLFE
Tenants at Bunker Hill Towers joined city officials at the kick-off of a major renovation and remodeling program that will focus on the twin-tower, 19-story residential complex at 234 S. Figueroa St. As the group waited for Councilman Gilbert Lindsay and Mayor Tom Bradley, who were scheduled to participate, some voiced their concerns about the upgrading. The questions they wanted answers for were: How will this affect us? Are the owners planning to sell?
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