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The site is the last piece of native hill, surrounded by gridded streets, cubic buildings and gleaming towers. The steep natural hill is terraced to create a series of habitable landscape platforms. A pair of stairs link these platforms. The terraces and stairs replicate the interiors of the two Angels Flight funicular cars, Sinai and Olivet that switch positions from top to base of hill.

The Historic Core is an expression of traditional American Urban Development of grids and cubes. Angels Tower and Stepped Slab are assembled by stacking these blocks in the sky. Our hyphen architecture is a bridge, merging the grids and cubes of the Historic Core and the towers of Bunker Hill.

Firm: Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects
Role: Project Designer 

Location:Los Angeles, CA
Type: Mixed Use Residential
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