7 Nights in Hollywood: Sept 18 – 24

September 17, 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, September 18: ioWest brings the Prince parody/homage, Purple Rain: Redemption, featuring all the singing, dancing and all the sexy they can fit on one stage.” 9pm   Friday, September 19: Relive the greatest concert festival of all time, with Woodstock: The Directors Cut, at the Egyptian Theatre. Take in legendary performances from The Who, Carlos Santana, and Sly & ...

 
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Bloomberg Reports Condo Renaissance in LA, Boston

September 15, 2014

 

Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that the early stages of a strong rebound in the U.S. condominium market have begun, with developers building new condo towers in LA, Boston, and Seattle.   According to to Bloomberg’s analysts, “Condos are regaining favor after a surge in rental demand pushed the U.S. apartment-vacancy rate to the lowest level in a decade, sending urban rents soaring, while the inventory of for-sale housing remains historically low.”   From the article (written by John Gittelsohn, Prashant Gopal and Hui-yong Yu), which cites a pair of Millennium Partners projects in Boston:   Construction cranes also spike the ...

 
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Gizmodo, rest of Internet React to Trench Video

September 10, 2014

 

Our latest video, “Inside the Trench,” has been making waves within the blogosphere, garnering nearly 2,000 views in its first two days. Seems the internet has taken an interest in the bright future of Hollywood!   In addition to Alissa Walker at Gizmodo, we were written up and shared by Neil Broverman at Curbed, and Penny Arévalo of the Hollywood Patch.   Gizmodo’s writer does a nice job of explaining the trenching process to their techie readership: “Trenching” is the practice of digging a deep trench in an area which is thought to contain a fault so the soils can ...

 
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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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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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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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Millennium Hollywood Trenching Finds No Evidence of Earthquake Fault

August 12, 2014

 

We are pleased to announce today that the subsurface trenching investigation on the Millennium Hollywood site conclusively found no evidence of an earthquake fault.   The trenching conducted earlier this summer in conjunction with similar investigations at three adjacent sites is the most extensive urban fault investigation ever undertaken in California. The results scientifically prove that there are no active faults on the Capitol Records site or any property adjacent to or surrounding the Argyle/Yucca intersection and corridor to the south.   The subsurface investigation followed a collaborative work plan across the four separately owned sites led by Group Delta, ...

 
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