Demolition crews are busy clearing out the interior of a seven-story Sunset Boulevard officer tower as the developer prepares to turn the building located halfway between Echo Park and downtown into a 92-unit apartment complex Last November, developer Linear City announced it had purchased the former Metropolitan Water District officer tower, which had drawn complaints last year after the vacant building at the base of Victor Heights was covered with tagging. The tagging was eventually cleaned up and the building sale announced a few months later.
What will the tower–designed by architect William Pereira, who also designed the Transamerica pyramid in San Francisco CBS Television City in Los Angeles–look like after the renovation is completed?
Yuval Bar-Zemer, a member of Linear City working on the project, said the firm is still working on finalizing design details. But construction is scheduled to begin in October and take about 14 months to complete.