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Los Angeles, CA

Featured Building: Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live


The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live is a prestigious tower that makes up a community at LA Live in Los Angeles. The building combines hotel suites with residences, with homes residing on floors 27 and up. The 54 story building dramatically reshaped the city's skyline with its unique architectural design, and won many awards for its presence. The Residences offer city views, high-end amenities and world renowned Ritz-Carlton services. This tower is a part of the $1 billion dollar entertainment district situated around the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Deemed the "Times Square of Los Angeles," the entertainment district of LA Live offers movie theaters, museums, sports and special events. Developed by AEG, which is one of the leading sports and entertainment presenters in the world, The Ritz-Carlton makes up a project of four million square feet. AEG is also the owner of successful arenas, theaters, and stadiums including Staples Center, London's O2 Sports & Entertainment District, and Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York City.

The unique architectural design is owed to the architect, Gensler, who is said to be the world's largest and most successful architectural and design firm. Other Gensler projects include CityCenter in Las Vegas, Shanghai Tower in China, and Tameer Towers in the United Arab Emirates. Gensler is well known for not only their innovative projects, but also their leadership in creating environmentally friendly buildings under the standards of LEED.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live have been honored with many awards, including the Global Standards of Excellence and Five Star Award, which named the tower as a prestigious five star winner for the best high-rise architecture. The tower also won the 2010 Award For Excellence, which recognizes not only its prestigious architecture, but also its leadership, contribution to the community, innovations, public and private partnerships, environmental protection and enhancement, response to social needs, and financial viability.


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