Eric Owen Moss's Expo-Adjacent "(W)rapper" Tower Pulls Permits
Building Los Angeles reports that developers of an Erik Owen Moss-designed building near Jefferson and National Boulevards have begun to pull permits for a review of their plans. Excerpt:
Due to an extremely high floor-to-ceiling ratio, the 12-story tower would stand 230 feet tall, giving it a monolithic presence within the primarily low-rise Baldwin Hills neighborhood. Consisting of just over 150,000 square feet of office space, (W)rapper's design would utilize a "continuous system of curvilinear ribbons," to allow for completely open floor plans. The tower would rise above three levels of parking -- one at-grade and two below ground.
The project is being developed by Samitaur Constructs, landlord of the Conjunctive Points creative office haven. The firm has engaged in a successful partnership with Eric Owen Moss Architects over the past several decades, creating a multitude of undulating structures that fascinate potential tenants and passersby alike. (W)rapper would be their most ambitious collaboration to date, and one of only a handful inside Los Angeles city limits.
Located at 5790 Jefferson Boulevard, the creative office tower would sit within walking distance of La Cienega/Jefferson Station. Although many of the blocks surrounding the elevated tracks are car-oriented in design, several properties could lend themselves to a future mixed-use community. Notably, the 10-acre site that currently houses the KLOS/KABC radio broadcast facility was put up for sale late last year. Further south, development rumors have also floated around a 5-acre, city-owned property on Jefferson Boulevard.