Work keeps humming along at the site of Landmark II, a 34-story apartment tower at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Stoner Avenue in West Los Angeles. In an effort to combat California’s severe housing shortage, Governor Gavin Newson declared residential construction an essential service, allowing it to continue amid the statewide stay-at-home order.
Construction of Landmark II kicked off in November 2018 and is now growing skyward with the help of a tower crane. An existing parking garage is being integrated into the design of the apartment building, and was retrofitted to support the extra weight and withstand seismic activity.
Developed by Douglas Emmett, Landmark II is touted as the “first luxury high rise residential project west of the 405 in more than 40 years.” The completion of the project will take about three years.
Gensler, an international architecture, design, planning and consulting firm, designed the modern glass apartment tower, while SWA Group conceived of the publically accessible one-acre greenspace that will surround the property.
Once complete, Landmark II will feature 1,090 parking spaces and 376 apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts. Residents will enjoy a host of onsite amenities, including a fitness center, swimming pool and pool deck, social lounge and recreation room.