One of the defining architectural elements of the new home of the NFL’s Rams and Chargers is now taking shape at the former Hollywood Park site in Inglewood.
Crews from AECOM Hunt and Turner Construction are hoisting the components of the stadium’s immense roof truss into place. The metal structure will eventually be wrapped with a canopy of the plastic material ETFE, which will give the structure a translucent coat on which the logos of both its occupants can be displayed.
Scheduled to open in 2020, the 70,000-seat stadium is scheduled to host the 2022 Super Bowl, and is also poised to play a key role in the 2028 Summer Olympic games.
Additionally, the HKS-designed stadium is the centerpiece of a $5-billion mixed-use development which encompasses the 260 acres of land that was once home to the Hollywood Park race track. The immense site – which is more than twice the size of Disneyland - will see the construction of a new outdoor shopping district, more than 2,500 apartments and homes, a 300-room hotel, and park space centered on an artificial lake.
Plans also call for 500,000 square feet of office space in a trio of mid-rise structures. The NFL will reportedly relocate the offices of the NFL Network, NFL.com, the NFL app, and NFL Redzone to 200,000 square feet of space at the property.
Wilson Meany is the developer of the adjoining mixed-use project, the initial phase of which is set to open between late 2020 and early 2021.
Besides the Hollywood Park development, the City of Inglewood is also considering plans for a new arena for the NBA’s Clippers on the south side of Century Boulevard, though that project is currently the subject of legal challenges. Additionally, an automated people mover has been proposed to link the arena, the stadium, and Downtown Inglewood with the new Crenshaw/LAX Line.
Source: Urbanize LA