Massive USC Project Hits Halfway Mark

Source: L.A. Downtown News (02-03-2016)

The USC Village project, at the southern end of the Figueroa Corridor, is the biggest development in the university's history. The $700 million project will create housing for 2,700 students, a Trader Joe's, and a huge slate of restaurants and shops.

The complex just north of the campus along Hoover Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard hit the halfway point of construction last week, and officials on Wednesday, Jan. 27, celebrated the milestone by installing a 12,700-pound rooftop spire on the peak of the future McCarthy Honors College building. The 15-acre development is expected to open in fall 2017, in time for the beginning of the academic year. USC Village touts some eye-popping numbers: 3,200 construction workers, 23 million pounds of rebar and 90,000 cubic yards of concrete - enough to build a sidewalk from L.A. to San Francisco, according to the university. The project's next phase will flesh out facades and frame interior walls. Construction began in 2014 after the demolition of a smaller shopping center on the site.

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