A pair of cameras perched atop's high above Ocean Boulevard offer a bird's eye perspective on the $520-million rebuild of the Long Beach Civic Center.

Work kicked off earlier this year at the southwest corner of the 16-acre project site, which will become home to dual 11-story buildings that will become the new Long Beach City Hall and headquarters for the Port of Long Beach.  Both of the mid-rise structures were designed by global architecture firm SOM.

The second of the two cameras faces northwest, where the project includes a revamp of aging Lincoln Park and the construction of a new facility for the Long Beach Main Public Library.

Developer Plenary-Edgemoor Civic Partners may also pursue the construction of mixed-use buildings elsewhere within the Civic Center at a later date.  The team, which is a joint venture between the Plenary Group and Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate, could build a hotel and housing for up to 1,000 people in buildings of up to 36 stories in height.