Oceanwide Plaza, the first U.S. project for international developer Oceanwide Holdings, has topped off its three residential and hotel towers in downtown Los Angeles. Designed by CallisonRTKL, plans for the mixed-use development include a new Park Hyatt hotel, residential units, retail space, and restaurants.
Construction has begun on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, California. Cofounded by Mellody Hobson and Star Wars creator George Lucas, the 27,871-m2 (300,000-sf) facility will celebrate visual storytelling, encouraging visitors to engage with and experience different art forms.
This year saw completion of more buildings with a height of 200 m (656 ft) or greater than any previous year, says the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). According to its 2017 Tall Building Year in Review, 144 of these skyscrapers completed construction worldwide, which is up from 127 in 2016. This marks the fourth consecutive record-breaking year, with the global number of annual skyscraper-builds nearly doubling since 2013.