Slowly but surely, the concrete frame of 1133 Hope Street rises in South Park.

The 28-story tower, located just east of Metro's Pico Station, will feature 200 residential units above 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail uses and a parking podium upon completion.  Plans for the mixed-use project dated back to 2005, when the Canadian development firm Amacon initially submitted plans for a 35-story building on the site.

Chris Dikeakos Architects is designing the 330-foot tower, which will be clad with a glass exterior and feature a podium-level amenity deck.

After a year-and-a-half of construction, the building currently stands four stories above street level.

The 1133 Hope development is surrounding by a number of multi-tower projects, including Oceanwide Plaza and Hope + Flower.