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27 floors of abandoned luxury high-rises vandalized in Downtown Los Angeles

27 floors of high-rise development covered vandalized with graffiti
27 floors of high-rise development covered vandalized with graffiti 02:06

Vandals tagged over two dozen floors of a luxury real estate development across the street from LA Live and the red carpet for the GRAMMY Awards.

At least 27 floors of the deserted three-building project were covered with various multi-color tags. The graffiti started popping up at the abandoned towers this week. In a tweet, the Los Angeles Police Department stated it has teamed up with the district representatives to develop a plan to secure the property. 

"The measure will be implemented immediately and the graffiti will be removed," the department wrote on X.

Construction on the $1 billion development named the Oceanwide Plaza started in 2015 and promised to change Downtown Los Angeles from "an in-and-out destination to a place to dwell," according to the architecture firm CallisonRTKL's website. 

The mega-project boasted twin 40-story buildings that would house 340 luxury condominiums and include private screening rooms, a dog washing facility and many other amenities on the property. The highlight of the project was the 49-story high-rise that would house 164 more condos in addition to a Park Hyatt hotel, restaurants, a rooftop pool, and other event spaces.

Work on the trio of towers stalled in 2019 after the developer reportedly faced financial troubles. 

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