For decades, downtown Los Angeles was overlooked by big-scale developers. Fast forward to the present, and anyone can tell that the area’s skyline is in the midst of a massive transformation. By 2020, construction of new towers in the Downtown Loop (the area between the 110, 10, and 101 freeways) will have undergone one of the most intensive 10-year periods in the city’s history, and Los Angeles will finally have a world-class skyline to fit its identity.
Now, thanks to a good samaritan on the SkyscraperPage forum, we have an idea of what this new skyline may look like. Forum user “Spantik” created a rendering with many of the proposed (in grey), under construction (blue), and recently completed (green) towers in the western half of the downtown loop. Not a week after the images were posted, two new projects were announced. Here’s what the future skyline may resemble: