December 13, 2010 |
As Disney California Adventure reaches the midway point of a $1.1-billion expansion, I'd like to take a speculative look at what Walt Disney Imagineering might have in mind for Phase 2 of the massive renovation project. DCA's extreme makeover was necessitated by the on-the-cheap, off-the-shelf nature of the nearly decade-old theme park that even Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger now calls "mediocre. " Phase 1, which began in 2008, fixes about a third of the flawed park.
April 5, 2012 |
Playa Vista was the last major coastal community in Los Angeles to be built, but a crucial retail development to give it its own downtown was stalled by legal challenges. That's about to change. With court victories in hand, developers have unveiled the design of a long-anticipated shopping and apartment complex they will begin building in June as the key element of the second and final phase of Playa Vista. The $260-million project, called Runway at Playa Vista, is intended to be the commercial and social heart of the planned community that has been under construction for more than a decade on land once controlled by aviation mogul Howard Hughes south of Marina del Rey. Playa Vista already has more than 3,200 residences and 2 million square feet of offices but lacks a commercial and social town center, said Patti Sinclair, co-president of Playa Capital, the master developer of Playa Vista.
August 7, 1988
Incredible! What happened to medical ethics and the Hippocratic Oath that we have doctors who handpick their patients with health problems that don't make them feel uncomfortable or embarrassed? It seems to me that if they feel squeamish about any phase of handling seriously ill patients, they don't belong in the profession. ELEANOR BRALVER Sylmar
May 12, 1989
Metro Pointe, a $500-million business center next to South Coast Plaza, will feature six high-rise office buildings, a hotel, restaurants and retail facilities. Nearing completion are four- and six-story office buildings and parking facilities, which make up the second phase of the 52-acre project. Planned for future phases are a 10-, 12- and twin 15-story office towers. FACTS AND FIGURES Address: 950 S. Coast Drive, Costa Mesa Developer: Arnel Development Co. Architect: A.C. Martin & Associates Primary Contractor: Arnel Development Co. Broker: Arnel Development Co. Square feet: 1.2 million in the total project; 200,000 in the second phase Use: Office, hotel, retail Cost: $500 million Scheduled completion date: NA Parking capacity: 710 for current phase Projected rental cost per square foot: 1.90-$2 for current phase Source: Arnel Development Co.
June 1, 1986
Construction has begun on the 37-unit first phase of The Summit at Carlsbad, a 248-single-family-home development by Foote Development Co., located near Interstate 5 in northern San Diego County.
April 6, 1986
Following an 11-day campout by home buyers, all 22 Phase 1-A, single-family homes of the Fieldstone Collection at Rancho San Diego were sold out, priced from $104,990 to $125,990.
June 22, 1986
The first of two buildings has been completed in the $34.5-million Phase 1 of the 20-acre Century Centre office complex in the Irvine Business Complex and, with 51% of the initial tower committed to lease, the developer plans an immediate start on the second. The center's master plan calls for the two 13-story semicircular towers of Phase 1 to be followed by three nine-story office buildings (square with one corner rounded off) as Phase 2, for a total of 930,000 square feet of office space.
July 24, 1986
The West Hollywood City Council has hired a planning firm to start on the first phase of a development program for the city's proposed Civic Center building project. Starting in August and continuing for eight months, the firm of De Bretteville and Polyzoides will work on initial plans. When the first planning phase is completed, a design competition will be held to determine the appearance of the proposed center.
February 24, 1985
Construction has begun on the Oaks North Villas II, Phase 2, in Rancho Bernardo, a $2-million project of the Buie Corp. with Nevada Savings & Loan and Sun Savings & Loan associations. The condominium development, designed by Salerno/Livingston & Partners, will include 16 two- and three-bedroom units with one- and two-car garages, priced from $112,000 to $137,000.
November 12, 1989 |
Conventional critical wisdom usually divides the works of Naguib Mahfouz into four more or less distinct phases. The first of these, the historical phase, borrows its designation from the subject matter (ancient Egyptian history) of the historical trilogy that Mahfouz published between 1938-1945. The second spans the period 1945-1957 and is often defined in terms of the dominant literary technique in which Mahfouz then wrote; namely, social realism. The realistic novels of this period established Mahfouz as a major novelist in the Arab world.