First Cost Overruns for California’s Unbuilt Bullet Trains Arrive
Mar28

First Cost Overruns for California’s Unbuilt Bullet Trains Arrive


  In a surprise to absolutely no one, there are now predictions that the total cost of the first phase of California’s bullet train system will exceed estimates. The first segment of the first phase, about 29 miles long, is already under construction between Avenue 17 in Madera County and East American Avenue in Fresno County.  According to the Los Angeles Times, changes requested after the start of construction by...

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Los Angeles Has a New Skyscraper King
Mar08

Los Angeles Has a New Skyscraper King


  It’s not very often that you have to re-write the list of Los Angeles’ tallest skyscrapers.  But today is one of those days. The Wilshire Grand Plaza is now officially the tallest building in Los Angeles, California, and the western United States.  Earlier today it topped out at 1.099 feet, meaning that when it is completed, it will be the ninth-tallest building in the nation, behind four skyscrapers in Chicago and...

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Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Gets Help From Boring Harriet
Feb01

Crenshaw/LAX Rail Line Gets Help From Boring Harriet


Today, an earth boring machine dubbed “Harriet” was lowered into position to begin drilling tunnels linking three underground stations on the city’s new Crenshaw/LAX light rail line. Harriet will dig links between the Expo/Crenshaw station, the Martin Luther King Jr. station, and the Leimert Park Stations. It’s part of Los Angeles’ two billion dollar project connecting the big airport, the Green Line, and...

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United Airlines Breaks Ground on LAX Terminal 7 Renovation
May13

United Airlines Breaks Ground on LAX Terminal 7 Renovation


It’s been a long time since America’s airlines recovered from the economic collapse of 2008, yet passengers still haven’t gotten their legroom back, or their complementary snacks, or free checked baggage.  So where’s all that money going? If you’re United, you’re sinking it into a more than half-billion dollar upgrade to Terminal 7 at LAX (1 World Way).  The airline is promising to make life on the...

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Neighbor News: $4 Billion Casino Complex Now Underway on Vegas Strip
May05

Neighbor News: $4 Billion Casino Complex Now Underway on Vegas Strip


The Southland’s favorite party girl neighbor is glamming up once again as the economy recovers. Today the Genting Group broke ground on its new Resorts World Las Vegas casino, hotel, and entertainment complex.  This is a four billion dollar venture designed by Steelman Partners for the Malaysian gambling conglomerate, which has similar properties around the world. Even though groundbreaking was today, the bones of the project...

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