J.H. Snyder's Vermont Towers topped out back in June and have since seen blue tinted glass rise to the top of their 29 and 23 story frames. When completed, the Vermont will bring 464 apartments and 40,000 square feet of retail to the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. The development is accompanied by a 12,000 square foot pocket park on Shatto Place.
Unfortunately, the Vermont's most striking feature at ground level is its seven story parking podium. Hopefully efforts are undertaken to conceal the concrete monstrosity before the buildings open in mid 2014.
The project as realized deviates significantly from the renderings presented in 2011, which depicted two translucent high rises towering above a whitewashed Koreatown landscape.