Images supplied by architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart show three years of progress at Metropolis, the four-tower development which is rapidly nearing completion in Downtown Los Angeles.

The $1-billion project, in the works since the Reagan Administration, will include more than 1,500 condominiums, a 350-key Hotel Indigo and over 70,000 square feet of pedestrian-oriented shops and restaurants.

Developer Greenland USA has tapped a variety of design firms for the project, including Gensler, Harley Ellis Devereaux and Relm.