L.A. Live

The 27-acre (10.9-ha) L.A. LIVE project has energized downtown Los Angeles by creating a dynamic new hub of activity where Angelenos and tourists can engage in a variety of entertainment opportunities. Located in the South Park area of downtown Los Angeles near the confluence of the 10 and the 110 freeways and in proximity to light rail, L.A. LIVE shines like a beacon and captivates the eye with its sleek, 54-story skyscraper and effervescent LED signage. Offering many options, this sports- and entertainment-oriented development’s 5 million square feet (464,500 m2) houses two hotels, upscale residences, the STAPLES Center multipurpose arena, the Nokia Theatre, and numerous restaurants, among other uses, and anchors a part of downtown that once sat neglected and forlorn.

Liverpool ONE

One of the most ambitious and transformational city center regeneration projects in the United Kingdom and one of the largest of its kind in Europe, Liverpool ONE is a £1 billion (USD $1.7 billion), 17-hectare (42-ac), mixed-use development in Liverpool, which for years had suffered from disinvestment and decline. Located on the site of the original “pool”—the historic shipping and trading area of the city—of Liverpool, the Liverpool ONE development now boasts six distinct districts, each with a different character and design. Liverpool ONE comprises 165 retail units with over 50 percent of brands new to Liverpool across 152,500 square meters (1.6 million sf) of retail and leisure space, 3,250 square meters (34,983 sf) of offices, more than 500 residential units, two hotels, a 14-screen cinema, a two-ha (five-ac) park, a new public transportation interchange, and 3,000 parking spaces.