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Tenants Move in to Burnham Building at Millennium Tower Boston

August 29, 2014

 

Two weeks ago, we brought you Urban Arches’ review of our latest Boston project, Millennium Tower Boston, praising our team’s efforts to preserve the original design aspects of the historic Burnham Building.   We’re in the news again, as the Burnham Building has received its first new tenants since Filene’s Basement moved in, in 1908!   As of last Monday, August 25, Boston-based powerhouse ad agency Arnold Worldwide and its parent company, Havas Media, have taken over the fifth through eighth floors of the Burnham. The huge, open collaborative workspace has been dubbed Havas Village Boston.   The move-in ceremony ...

 
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7 Nights in Hollywood: Aug 28 – Sept 4

August 27, 2014

 

Every Thursday, MillenniumHollywood.net brings you a guide to the week’s can’t-miss concerts, comedy shows, museum exhibits and more.   Ready to plan your week? Here’s your weekly dose of Hollywood events, culture, and other happenings–it’s 7 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD:   Thursday, August 28: Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch hosts UCB Theatre’s Extreme Gaming Championship, promising “low stakes gaming with hosts that might make fun of you and a very MEDIOCRE PRIZE for the winner.” 9pm   Friday, August 29: Check out all-time LA great DJ Spark on the wheels of steel at Amoeba Music’s Friday guest DJ series, Rotations. 8pm ...

 
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L.A. Times’ The Taste Returns to Paramount Studios this Labor Day Weekend

August 27, 2014

 

Guest post from e*star LA e*star LA writes a weekly post for Millennium Hollywood on food and drink in Hollywood.   This Labor Day weekend, a pivotal Los Angeles food event returns to its original location at the New York backlot of Paramount Studios and again, it promises to be filled with delicious bites of food; free-flowing wine, beer and cocktails; informative cooking demos and more.   There are five events in all, with Opening Night kicking off at 7:30 on Friday night with a limited number of tickets to tastes by Cafe del Rey, Sotto, DeSano Pizza, Mexicali Taco, ...

 
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LA Times: State Geologist Considers Changes

August 26, 2014

 

John Parrish, the California State Geologist, was quoted in a recent LA Times article, regarding his forthcoming revisions to the state’s earthquake fault map.   The changes come in the wake of findings that there are no active faults beneath the Millennium Hollywood project.   Once Parrish receives the remainder of the technical data from the recent trenching, he will go about his revisions to the map. According to Rong-Gong Lin II and Rosanna Xia’s article, studies of other nearby sites have shown various inactive faults.   From the article: Depending on what the data shows, Parrish said one possibility ...

 
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Hollywood Leaders Celebrate Trenching Results

August 26, 2014

 

In the days since our earthquake fault test results have been released to the public, the Millennium Hollywood project has received staunch support from Hollywood community leaders.   Our local LA City Councilmember, Mitch O’Farrell (CD-13), wrote in a letter to his constituents that “Hollywood is open for business.” The letter, entitled “A Business Friendly Hollywood,” celebrates the news that there is no earthquake fault beneath the Millennium Hollywood site, stating that “the facts are in, and they conclude that Hollywood is indeed a safe and great place to live, work, and play.”   Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber ...

 
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Urban Arches Praises Millennium Tower Boston

August 21, 2014

 

Our latest project, the Millennium Tower Boston, has been written up by architecture and design magazine Urban Arches.   The project, which involves a renovation of the historic Burnham Building (former home of the now-defunct Filene’s Basement), was just completed and our first tenants, AOL, have moved in!   Coinciding with the occasion, Urban Arches wrote a great piece celebrating our architect’s efforts to preserve the building’s Beaux Arts design.   From Susan Kime’s article: The Burnham Building, which couples with the Tower (they will connect at the lower levels.) has a past. It was architected by legendary Chicago architect ...

 
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7 Nights in Hollywood: Aug 21 – 27

August 21, 2014

 

Every Thursday, MillenniumHollywood.net brings you a guide to the week’s can’t-miss concerts, comedy shows, museum exhibits and more.   Ready to plan your week? Here’s your weekly dose of Hollywood events, culture, and other happenings–it’s 7 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD:   Thursday, August 21: Frontman Samuel T. Herring brings the awkward dance moves and melancholic pop that wowed David Letterman, as Future Islands plays the second of two nights at the Fonda. 9pm   Friday, August 22: More than just cat videos: The National Museum of Animals & Society hosts the First Annual Animal Film Festival, showcasing films that explore the ...

 
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Tiki Tuesdays at La Descarga

August 20, 2014

 

Guest post from e*star LA e*star LA writes a weekly post for Millennium Hollywood on food and drink in Hollywood.   If you’re somewhat of a nightlife connoisseur, you are probably already familiar with the rum and cigar bar known as La Descarga. However, some nights are more in demand than others, and if you haven’t visited the Houston bar during the middle of the week, there’s a good chance you’re missing out.   Get in on special tiki cocktails and a more relaxed and dispersed crowd in the secret space (with surprise entrance) that harkens back to old Habana. ...

 
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State Official: No Active Quake Fault under Millennium Hollywood

August 15, 2014

 

The LA Times is reporting that Stephen Testa, an official with the State Mining and Geology Board, has reviewed the results of trenching on the Millennium Hollywood site and agrees that there is “a lot of strong evidence” that there is no active earthquake fault on the proposed site. The State Mining and Geology Board voted unanimously to recommend the removal of this strand from the fault map.   The Hollywood Fault had previously been depicted, by the California Geological Survey’s proposed zoning map, as running underneath the Capitol Records Building and the proposed development site. “You know what you ...

 
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7 Nights in Hollywood: Aug 14 – 20

August 13, 2014

 

Every Thursday, MillenniumHollywood.net brings you a guide to the week’s can’t-miss concerts, comedy shows, museum exhibits and more.   Ready to plan your week? Here’s your weekly dose of Hollywood events, culture, and other happenings–it’s 7 NIGHTS IN HOLLYWOOD:   Thursday, August 14: World-famous cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes the Hollywood Bowl stage with accompaniment by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 8pm   Friday, August 15: Beat Cancer with The Beatles at Bardot, as the Vine Street club presents Songs for a Cure, a Beatles tribute that doubles as a benefit for the fight against pediatric cancer. 8pm   Saturday, August 16: ...

 
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