The ‘Wrapper,’ the latest in a series of innovative buildings designed by Eric Owen Moss and developed by Samitaur Constructs, has reached an auspicious phase in construction, with completion scheduled for summer of 2021. The unique 17-story building is to be ‘wrapped’ in an unending length of metal ‘ribbon’ allowing it to rise to its hight without interior column supports.
The building, which began construction last December at 5790 W. Jefferson Boulevard, near the La Cienega/Jefferson station, now has a tower crane – a clear visual sign that the next phase of construction is under way.
Owen Moss has left multiple signature projects all over the Hayden Tract, Culver City’s far east slice of town. Once an industrial park with multiple factories, it has transformed into highly desirable office space over the last two decades. While all of the Owen Moss/Samitaur buildings are noted for their unique design, ‘Wrapper’ will be the tallest at 230-foot, with a proposed 180,000 square feet of offices above street-fronting retail space.
According to UrbanizeLA, 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.
Graphic from Eric Owen Moss Architects