$1 billion redevelopment added 422,000 square feet to the massive retail center in Los Angeles.Milestone includes the opening of a majority of the destination's more than 200 shops and restaurants. The official launch presents three-level Nordstrom and new outdoor plazas, landscaped terraces, events and entertainment space designed by the company’s in-house studio in collaboration with L.A.-based designer Kelly Wearstler.
The expansion added more than 400,000 square feet of retail space. Other tenants include a completely remodeled three-level Bloomingdale’s, a new modern two-level Macy’s and an Equinox fitness club and spa. Additional retail and restaurant arrivals to continue after that, including Eataly, which will open later in October.
The property includes a new 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment and events venue named the Atrium, as well as smaller, private ceremony and reception spaces that accommodate everything from large-scale ticketed events to intimate receptions and black-tie affairs.
Parking place at Century City has more than doubled, and entry points have been increased to simplify entrance from each direction. In addition to expanded valet services, the center's new Smart Parking and Reserved Parking services allow visitors to reserve their private space in advance, and quickly get in and out of the mall without ever having to take a ticket or wait in a line.
Westfield Century City also includes the debut of the world's first-ever permanent Uber Lounge and multiple Uber stations to facilitate ridesharing to and from the property.
Westfield Century City features partnerships with a broad range of cultural institutions like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Annenberg Center for Photography, which is presenting art items to the shopping mall for long-term public display. The destination also combines permanent work within its scheme, including "California DNA" by famous ceramics sculptor Stan Bitters and large-scale, monumental dango (Japanese for "rounded form") sculptures created by Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko.
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4 OCTOBER 2017, USA