“Luxury Apartment Tower Planned at Columbia Square” – LA Times

The front page of the January 15 Los Angeles Times business section features a current TAIT project. TAIT is providing all site and civil engineering for the Kilroy Realty Corp. Columbia Square complex in the heart of Hollywood.

“We are naturally honored to be the civil engineering firm on the design team,” said Rich Tait, President of TAIT & Associates. “Kilroy Realty consistently builds top-quality projects, but they may have out-done themselves on this one. Columbia Square is going to be truly magnificent.”

An excerpt from the LA Times Article:

“The 1950s television home of George Burns and Gracie Allen is getting a long-overdue upgrade as part of a $390-million development featuring a sleek new 20-story luxury apartment tower in the heart of Hollywood. The revival of the legendary headquarters of CBS on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street will provide a vintage backdrop for the new Columbia Square tower with upscale features aimed at attracting entertainment industry workers. With interior touches by designer Kelly Wearstler, known for her modern interpretations of classic Hollywood glamour, the tower is the second new luxury Hollywood apartment building to bank on a big-name designer to add pizazz.”

‘It’s going to feel like a hotel, but it will be a residential tower with privacy and all the things people want longer term,’ said David Simon of Kilroy Realty Corp., the Los Angeles developer remaking historic Columbia Square, named for Columbia Broadcasting System.”

For more information on the project, visit Kilroy Realty’s website