A year after breaking ground at 5790 W. Jefferson Boulevard, the arrival of a tower crane signals that construction is ramping up at the Eric Owen Moss-designed Wrapper development.

The project, located just west of Metro's La Cienega/Jefferson Station, is being developed by Samitaur Constructs - the local real estate investment firm behind a slew of abstract office complexes in Culver City's Hayden Tract.  Their plans for Wrapper call for a 17-story, 230-foot tall building containing 180,000 square feet of offices above a parking structure and street-fronting retail space.

Moss' design for Wrapper is defined by its "continuous system of curvilinear ribbons," which will wrap its exterior, allowing for an interior free of columns.  The project will offer floor plates up to 22,000 square feet in size and some double-height ceilings of up to 24 feet.  The tower will be capped by a penthouse and an outdoor deck.

Construction is currently on pace for completion in the first half of 2021.

Despite its height, Wrapper will only be the second tallest structure located within walking distance of La Cienega/Jefferson Station, an area which includes portions of Culver City and Baldwin Hills.


On the opposite side of Jefferson Boulevard, San Francisco-based developer Carmel Partners has completed vertical at the 30-story tower that serves as the centerpiece of the 11-acre Cumulus mixed-use complex.  The project will eventually features more than 1,200 rental units in addition to a Whole Foods Market.

Just south of Wrapper, a second high-rise office building is also in the works.  That project, submitted in August 2019 to the City of Los Angeles, calls for the construction of a 22-story tower atop four levels of basement parking.