We are excited to work with The Ratkovich Company and Studio One Eleven architects in re-imagining the famously awful block between 7th and 8th streets and Flower and Hope in downtown Los Angeles. Now dominated by the nearly windowless brick Macy’s Plaza and Sheraton Hotel, this full city block mixed-use renovation will literally pop the lid off of the existing mall. THE BLOC, a creative adaptive reuse project, includes a top to bottom renovation of the 24-story Sheraton hotel with new outdoor spaces, the transition of a 33-story office building to become creative office space, and the remaking of a traditional indoor mall to become an outdoor center in the heart of downtown L.A. Served by the Seventh Street / Metro Center Station and several commuter express bus lines, THE BLOC promises a new destination for both residents and commuters to this quickly growing area.