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Fire burns through roof of building in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – A building in downtown Los Angeles caught fire Wednesday morning, prompting a large response from firefighters. The blaze started about 5 a.m. and burned until 8:30 a.m. in the 1300 block of Margo Street, about four blocks from Staples Center, according to Los Angeles Fire Department. Pallets inside the structure contributed to […]

The Future of the Civic Center

The City of Los Angeles’ plan to redevelop the Civic Center over a 15-year period is officially underway. Now, with crews working on a 500-day dismantlement of Parker Center, government representatives are seeking input from Downtown stakeholders on how they want to see the area transform.

Using Smoke Curtains in Multi-Story Buildings

The most important task for firefighters is to save lives. In the case of fires in multi-story residential buildings, this objective can be best achieved by using the stairways as the preferred route of attack. This method of entering a multi-story dwelling ensures that the most important escape route for the inhabitants is immediately controlled.

Circa Project: Twin 36-story Towers

The large podium of the Circa project, at 1200 S. Figueroa St. in South Park, continues to rise. The project from a development group composed of Hankey Investment Company, Jamison Services, Falcon California Investments and Highlands Capital will create twin 36-story towers with a combined 648 condominiums, sitting on top of a seven-story retail podium […]