The City of Angels is full of iconic sites that have long inspired residents and tourists, like the Chateau Marmont, Union Station, and Griffith Observatory. However, there’s a chance that the city’s venerable attractions will be more than just shaded by plans for a new, contemporary monument in the center of Hollywood.

International architecture company Foster + Partners just released stunning new photos of a spiral tower that is intended to explode with colorful vegetation plumes at its curved edges. The Star, aptly named, is a proposed $1 billion office tower that would house 525,000 square feet of space for “Hollywood’s top content creators” on two acres at 6061 Sunset Boulevard, just north of Sunset Gower Studios. With contemporary interiors, the 22-story tower might open by 2029.

In Los Angeles, cylindrical buildings are not uncommon. Constructed in 1956, the Capital Records Building has become a timeless symbol of the Hollywood skyline. Meanwhile, the Angeleno Hotel, which was formerly a Holiday Inn in 1970, is located across town next to the 405 Freeway. With Foster + Partners’ The Star, which will offer 360-degree vistas of the city, the curved design has a fresh twist. According to new images, there will be a circular façade with curved balconies and blossoming plants and flowers. Additionally, ground-level community meeting areas, a screening theater, an art gallery, a rooftop restaurant, and a production space are being discussed by the developers. Its present layout replaces a 2019 MAD Architects plan that included an exterior-wrapped funicular railway.

Foster + Partners’ head of studio, Nigel Dancey, is currently in charge of the design team for the quirky, biophilic building, which incorporates natural light and ventilation as means of facilitating more efficient work. The company’s founder and CEO, Norman Foster, claims that “this is a true reflection of the workplace of the future” and that it will “enliven the city’s incredible creative scene.” The Star LLC’s CEO and chair, Maggie Miracle, also highlights its potential, saying that its elegant surroundings and collaborative spaces “allow for contemplation and innovation.”

Because of The Star’s unique indoor-outdoor layout and unparalleled vistas of the Hollywood Sign, the Pacific Ocean, and the downtown skyline, designers will be able to capitalize on the sunny environment of southern California. However, the “vertical creative campus” will undoubtedly stick out from the low-rise structures in the neighborhood because of its towering height.

If approved by the city, development on The Star is anticipated to start in early 2026 and be completed by 2029, despite those challenges.

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