Pedestrian footbridge at 3rd & Fig w/ view of LAUSD Headquarters (Beaudry Center) as well as Beaudry Center II (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange) and Figueroa Courtyard


Pedestrian footbridge at 3rd & Fig w/ view of LAUSD Headquarters (Beaudry Center) as well as Beaudry Center II (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange) and Figueroa Courtyard

The footbridge is part of the Calvin S. Hamilton Pedway:

"The Calvin S. Hamilton Pedway, as the system is formally known, is a network of elevated walkways that was first presented in the 1970 Concept Los Angeles: The Concept for the Los Angeles General Plan. Hamilton was the city planning director at the time, having taken the position in 1964. The plan, adopted by the city in 1974, promoted dense commercial developments connected to one another by a rapid transit system. The plan was abandoned in 1981 when federal funding for the project was eliminated. Hamilton stepped down from his position in 1985 after a criminal investigation."
www.kcet.org/socal/departures/landofsunshine/block-by-blo…

"The pedways fall within the Downtown Center Business Improvement District, but the organization’s CEO says its strained resources can only cover maintenance crews on the pedways about once a week."
articles.latimes.com/2013/may/23/opinion/la-ed-pedways-20…

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The large triangular building is Beaudry Center.

Beaudry Center:
333 South Beaudry Avenue
LAUSD Headquarters
aka The Beaudry Building or LAUSD Beaudry Headquarters
Built ca. 1980–84.
Purchased for LAUSD in 2002.
Original developer: C-D Investment Co.
Features an open atrium at the center.

"Winner of a 1983 ‘lemon’ award by a local group of developers, realtors and architects as an ‘economic and architectural failure.""
articles.latimes.com/1985-05-30/business/fi-5230_1_beaudr…

Includes the address for the LAUSD Office of the Superintendent, the Board of Education, Leasing & Space Utilization, and the Human Resources Division, among others.

www.teachinla.com/map_directions.html
www.utla.net/lausdpk
articles.latimes.com/2001/jul/29/opinion/op-27858
www.flickr.com/photos/scpr/sets/72157626839568693/
www.emporis.com/building/beaudrycenter-losangeles-ca-usa
sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d88e6fe5cb3a4…
www.you-are-here.com/los_angeles/beaudry_center.html
articles.latimes.com/1985-05-30/business/fi-5230_1_beaudr…

ZIMAS:
Westlake Community Plan Area, Los Angeles State Enterprise Zone, Freeway Adjacent Advisory Notice for Sensitive Uses, General Plan Land Use = "Regional Center Commercial," Central City West Plan Area, w/in 500 feet of the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, Los Angeles Renewal Community, Central City Revitalization Zone

Assessment:
Use Code: Not Available
Assessed Land Val.: $2,000,000
Assessed Improvement Val.: $0
Last Owner Change: 11/01/02
Last Sale Amount: $0

Year Built: 1984

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Beaudry Center II:
Is the smaller, white building across 3rd from Beaudry Center, connected by a skybridge.

Address is ca. 241 S Beaudry Ave.
Built 1985.

ZIMAS:
Westlake Community Plan Area, Los Angeles State Enterprise Zone, Freeway Adjacent Advisory Notice for Sensitive Uses, General Plan Land Use = "Regional Center Commercial," Central City West Plan Area, w/in 500 feet of the Miguel Contreras Learning Complex, Los Angeles Renewal Community, Central City Revitalization Zone

Assessment:

Use Code: Not Available
Assessed Land Val.: $2,530,862
Assessed Improvement Val.: $2,605,346
Last Owner Change: 12/29/95
Last Sale Amount: $7,100,071

Year Built: 1985

This building was used as the Pacific Stock Exchange from ca. 1986 to 2001. Operations moved here from the former Spring Street location in mid to late 1980s and the trading floor closed in 2001.

"By 2005, the Pacific Exchange was bought by the owner of the ArcaEx platform, Archipelago Holdings, which then merged with the New York Stock Exchange in 2006. The New York Stock Exchange conducts no business operations under the name Pacific Exchange, essentially ending its separate identity.[citation needed] Pacific Exchange equities and options trading now takes place exclusively through the NYSE Arca (formerly known as ArcaEx) platform, an Electronic communication network (ECN), as NYSE Arca Equities and NYSE Arca Options, respectively. . . . The building and real estate directly related to the Pacific Stock Exchange in Los Angeles were slated for redevelopment into high rise condos and retail stores in early to mid 2000 but nothing ever materialized, other than a couple of temporary nightclubs operating on the old Equities trading floor."
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Exchange

articles.latimes.com/1986-01-14/business/fi-28040_1_new-f…

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In the foreground on the right:

Figueroa Courtyard:
261 South Figueroa Street
Built ca. 1978–81.
Architect: Dan Dworsky
Renovated 1998.
Renovation Architects: Chelsea Design Group
Renovation Construction: L.E. Waters

"The complex was originally slated to be the new home of the Pacific Stock Exchange, and was dubbed Exchange Square. The Exchange dropped out as a tenant before construction began, but the development continued and was named ‘The Park’ for its garden qualities. A Times story from August of 1979 quotes leasing company senior V.P. Dan Matlow on the appeal of the complex. Matlow said the five buildings ‘offer the downtown office space user with the choice of a garden office environment for the first time in the history of any central city financial district in the country.’ The grounds of the complex were named after the project’s councilman, Gilbert Lindsay . . . ‘Gilbert W. Lindsay Mall.’"
blogdowntown.com/2008/01/3066-gardenlike-figueroa-courtya…

Formerly owned by California National Bank, which failed in 2009. The FDIC sold its assets to US Bank. Since 2008, much of the complex has been leased to UCLA Extension.

www.uclaextension.edu/pages/extn/figcourtyard.aspx
www.charlesdunn.com/case-studies/us-bank-figueroa-courtyard
www.you-are-here.com/los_angeles/the_park.html
www.le-waters.com/capital-renovation-projects

ZIMAS:
Central City Community Plan Area, Los Angeles State Enterprise Zone, Greater Downtown Housing Incentive Area, Freeway Adjacent Advisory Notice for Sensitive Uses, General Plan Land Use ="Regional Center Commercial," Downtown Adaptive Reuse Incentive Area, Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project, w/in 500 feet of USC Hybrid High, Downtown Center Business Improvement District, Central City Revitalization Zone

Assessment:
Use Code: Not Available
Assessed Land Val.: $5,290,495
Assessed Improvement Val.: $15,540,841
Last Owner Change: 12/03/96
Last Sale Amount: $9

Year Built: 1981

Dan Dworsky:
digital.lib.washington.edu/architect/architects/273/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Dworsky
sma.sciarc.edu/subclip/takeyama-minourou-and-daniel-dwors…

Posted by jann_on on 2009-09-03 05:15:37

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