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Construction projects: L.A. County projects ranked by construction cost.


THE 50 largest construction projects in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  County total $10 billion in costs. Publicly funded projects, such as freeways, rail and schools account for most construction.

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These non-interest bearing deposits are lent out at the Fed funds rate to other banks unable to meet overnight reserve
 and is expected to be finished by spring 2013. There are seven other highway projects listed.

Los Angeles Unified School District The Los Angeles Unified School District (the "LAUSD") is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in California and the second-largest in the United States. Only the New York City Department of Education has a larger student population.  is in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
 of a $20 billion school construction program. It has 13 projects, led by the $322 million Robert Robert, Henry Martyn 1837-1923.

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Also numerous are hospitals projects, eight of which are listed. Many of the projects are spurred by a state seismic law requiring that the facilities be upgraded or replaced to remain operable operable /op·er·a·ble/ (op´er-ah-b'l) subject to being operated upon with a reasonable degree of safety; appropriate for surgical removal.

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Twenty three of the 50 projects under construction a year ago were finished during the past 12 months and are no longer listed. In order to qualify for the list, projects must have been in construction as of Aug. 1.

Projects are ranked by construction costs and exclude soft costs such as design fees equipment and furniture.




THE Los Angeles International Airport's Bradley West terminal is the largest construction project in Los Angeles County. The project has construction costs of $1.26 billion and a total cost of $1.55 billion, including architecture fees, equipment and other "soft" costs.


The 1.3 million-square-foot project will enlarge TO ENLARGE. To extend; as, to enlarge a rule to plead, is to extend the time during which a defendant may plead. To enlarge, means also to set at liberty; as, the prisoner was enlarged on giving bail.  and upgrade the Tom Bradley Noun 1. Tom Bradley - United States politician who was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles (1917-1998)
Bradley, Thomas Bradley
 International terminal, expanding the number of gates from 12 to 18. Every gate will be able to accommodate larger Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jumbo jets that airlines will start using at the end of 2012.

"The existing building opened in 1984 as part of upgrades for the Summer Olympics Olympics Sports medicine An international competition among (traditionally) nonprofessional athletes trained in a particular summer or winter sport, which is held every 4 yrs in a selected city. See Paralympics, Special Olympics, World Medical Games. , but gates are undersized undersized

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 for current aircraft," said Mike Doucette Doucette may refer to:
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, LAX chief of airport planning.

The new terminal will have improved passenger amenities. Lounge Lounge may refer to:

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 areas will double in size, restaurant and retail concessions will be added, and customs and immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.  inspection areas will be upgraded for more efficient processing.

"LAX is the gateway for passengers arriving to the U.S. from Asia," Doucette said. "We're going to have a world-class terminal building."

The project broke ground in February February: see month.  and has a scheduled completion date for boarding gates on the west side of the building by Dec. 12, 2012. The gates on the east side should be finished by December December: see month.  2013. Several earlier projects such as taxiway taxiway: see airport.  diversions, a new bus facility for remote gates and a fire station are nearing completion.

The project is funded completely by airport operating revenue operating revenue

Revenue from any regular source. Revenue from sales is adjusted for discounts and returns when calculating operating revenue. Compare other revenue.
, capital improvement funds, and fees from airlines and bonds. No city general fund monies are being contributed. The general contractor A general contractor is an organization or individual that contracts with another organization or individual (the owner) for the construction of a building, road or any other execution of work or facility.  is a joint venture of Walsh Walsh has several meanings: Mathematics
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 Commercial. The architect is Fentress and Associates.
Rank   Project                         Construction
       * name                          Cost
       * location                      (Millions)

1      Bradley West                       $1,260.0
       Los Angeles
       International Airport
       Los Angeles 90045

2      1-405 Sepulveda Pass                1,030,0
       1-405 from 1-10 to 1-101
       Los Angeles

3      Expo Light Rail Line                  635.0
       Phase I
       Downtown Los Angeles to
       Culver City
       Los Angeles County

4      LA Live Hotel and                     550.0
       900 W. Olympic Blvd.
       Los Angeles 90015

5      Metro Gold Line Foothill              485.0
       Extension Phase 2A
       East Pasadena to
       Azusa/Glendora border
       San Gabriel Valley

6      Children's Hospital                   442.1
       Los Angeles
       4650 Sunset Blvd.
       Los Angeles 90027

7      Robert F. Kennedy                     322.0
       Community Schools
       701 S. Catalina St.
       Los Angeles 90005

8      Torrance Memorial Medical             300.0
       Center New Tower
       23701 Camino Del Sol
       Torrance 90505

9      UCLA Santa Monica Orthopaedic         284.0
       Replacement Hospital
       1524 Wilshire Blvd.
       Santa Monica 90404

10     Orange Line Extension                  215.6
       Canoga Park to Chatsworth
       Los Angeles County

11     1-10 High Occupancy                  $175.0
       Vehicle Lane
       1-10 between 1-60 to
       Puente Ave.
       Baldwin Park

12     Harbor Medical Center                 170.9
       Replacement Project
       1000 W. Carson St.
       Torrance 80509

13     San Bernardino Freeway                165.0
       Restoration Project
       I-10 between I-5 and I-605
       Los Angeles County

14     Route 710 Long Life                    164.5
       Pavement Project
       I-710 between I-405
       to Firestone Blvd.
       Long Beach

15     I-5/SR-14 High Occupancy               158.6
       Vehicle Lane
       Los Angeles County

16     Pomona Freeway HOV Lane               156.0
       SR-60 between SR-57 and I-605
       Los Angeles County

17     Esteban Torres High School            145.0
       4217 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
       Los Angeles 90063

18     Lancaster Water Reclamation           143.0
       1865 W. Avenue D
       Lancaster 93534

19     Methodist Hospital of                 140.4
       Southern California
       300 W. Huntington Drive
       Arcadia 91007

20     Golden State Freeway HOV              138.0
       Lanes and Connector
       I-5 between the SR-170 and
       SR-118 freeways
       Los Angeles County

21     Horizon at Playa Vista,                133.7
       Parcel B
       12130-12180 West Millennium
       Los Angeles 90094

22     Central Region High School            130.0
       No. 13
       2050 San Fernando Road
       Los Angeles 90065

23     Alaska Airlines LAX T6                130.0
       1 World Way, Terminal 6
       Los Angeles 90045

24     Cabrilio Way Marina                   125.0
       Port of L.A.
       San Pedro 90731

25     Pacific Design Center--               121.0
       Red Building, Phase 3
       8687 Melrose Ave.
       West Hollywood 90069

26     Providence Holy Cross Medical         120.0
       Center Expansion
       15031 Rinaldi St.
       Mission Hills 91345

27     Palmdale Water Reclamation            114.0
       39300 30th St. East
       Palmdale 93550

28     Valley Region High                    107.0
       School No. 5
       1001 Arroyo Ave.
       San Fernando 91340

29     South Region High                     105.0
       School No. 4
       4110 Santa Fe Ave.
       Long Beach 00810

30     Presbyterian Intercommunity           104.0
       Hospital Plaza Tower
       Whittier 90602

31     CSUN Valley Performing               $103.5
       Arts Center
       18111 Nordhoff St.
       Northridge 91330

32     VA Long Beach Healthcare              100.0
       5901 E. Seventh St.
       Long Beach 90822

33     Arcadia High School                    99.0
       180 Campus Drive
       Arcadia 91007

34     TraPac Expansion                       97.9
       Port of L.A.
       San Pedro 90731

35     South Region New High                  95.5
       School No. 2
       6100 S. Central Ave.
       Los Angeles 90001

36     Central Region High                    90.0
       School No. 16
       300 E. 53rd St.
       Los Angeles 90011

37     Beverly Wilshire Office                90.0
       231-265 Beverly Drive
       Beverly Hills 90212

38     CSU Long Beach Peterson                87.0
       Hall 3
       California State University,
       Long Beach
       Long Beach 90840

39     Augustus F. Hawkins                    86.3
       High School
       825 W. 60th St.
       Los Angeles 90044

40     Route 710 Long Life                    83.9
       Pavement Project
       I-710 between Firestone
       Blvd. and Slauson Ave.
       South Gate, Bell, Bell
       Gardens, Cudahy

41     Central Region Middle                  82.8
       School No. 7
       2625 Compton Ave.
       Los Angeles 90011

42     UCLA Sproul Phase II                   80.0
       405 Hilgard Avenue
       Los Angeles 90095

43     Huntington Hospital                    80.0
       Vertical Expansion
       Huntington Hospital
       Pasadena 91109

44     Pauley Pavilion Renovation              79.8
       and Expansion
       UCLA Campus
       Los Angeles 90095

45     Valley Region High                      77.3
       School No. 4
       10445 Balboa Blvd.
       Granada Hills 91344

46     South Region High                       75.5
       School No. 12
       8800 S. San Pedro St.
       Los Angeles 90003

47     Barack Obama Global                     75.4
       Preparation Academy
       1700 46th St.
       Los Angeles 90062

48     Watson Center and Teaching             75.0
       Learning Center
       West L.A. College
       Culver City 90230

49     Allied Health and Wellness             75.0
       West L.A. College
       Culver City 90230

50     East LA College Performing             74.0
       Arts Center
       East Los Angeles College
       Monterey Park 91754

Rank   Description                        Profile
                                          * start note
                                          * completion date
                                          * square footage

1      addition to Tom                    February 2010
       Bradley International              December 2013
       Terminal                           1,300,000

2      10-mile high occupancy             Spring 2009
       lane addition, seismic             Spring 2013
       upgrades to overpasses             N/A

3      8.6-mile light rail with           October 2006
       nine new stations                  Mid 2011

4      878-room JW Marriott and           November 2007
       123-room Ritz                      December 2010
       Carlton hotels and 214             1,600,000
       condominium units

5      11.5-mile light rail               June 2010
       extension includes six             December 2014
       new stations and parking           N/A
       facilities, 28-acre
       rail maintenance facility

6      317-bed new hospital               Jan-2005
       building                           July 2011

7      middle school and high             December 2007
       school buildings                   September 2010
       with 130 classrooms                550,000
       for 3,474 students

8      7-level, 300-bed tower             February 2010
       that will connect to               January 2013
       the existing facility,             398,340
       central plant

9      replacement hospital, new          February 2002
       central plant, renovation          Fall 2012
       to existing hospital wing,         509,000
       parking structure, and
       demolition of existing
       nine-story hospital

10     tour mile-extension of             June 2009
       Orange Line from Ganoga            Summer 2012
       station to Chatsworth              N/A
       Metrolink station

11     construction of 2.2 miles          October 2009
       of carpool lanes on                Winter 2012
       I-10 between I-605 to              N/A
       Puente Ave.

12     addition of the new                December 2009
       surgery/emergency                  April 2013
       medical replacement                190,000

13     pavement replacement               Spring 2009
                                          Spring 2011

14     pavement replacement               August 2007
       along nine miles of                Summer 2012
       I-710 between I-405                N/A
       to Firestone Blvd.

15     construction of elevated           July 2008
       high occupancy vehicles            Fall 2012
       on the interchange of SR-14        N/A
       and I-5

16     11.5-mile high occupancy           April 2007
       vehicle lane construction          Summer 2010
       on SR-60 between SR-57             N/A
       and I-605

17     2,322-seat high school with        December 2007
       five small learning                September 2010
       communities                        243,000

18     water reclamation plant            Fall 2008
                                          Summer 2012

19     5-story 140-bed new                January 2009
       patient tower                      October 2011

20     high occupancy vehicle             Summer 2010
       lane construction on               Spring 2015
       I-5 between SR-170 and             N/A
       SR-118 freeways

21     six-story office building,         November 2008
       five-story office                  September 2010
       building, and parking              622,000

22     three-story classroom              June 2006
       building, administration           January 2011
       building, two athletic             243,600
       fields with bleachers,

23     renovations for Alaska             January 2010
       Airlines relocation                June 2011
       from Terminal Three                46,773
       to Terminal Six

24     dredging and landfill for          November 2008
       700 wet slips and 400              August 2011
       dry berths                         N/A

25     class-A office space and           April 2007
       parking for 1,460 vehicles         2011

26     new patient care wing              May 2008
                                          February 2011

27     aeration tanks, digestion          September 2008
       tank, final sedimentation          December 2011
       tanks, chlorine contact tanks      N/A
       and secondary equalization tank

28     three-story classroom              May 2008
       building and two-story             September 2010
       administration, multi-purpose      249,995
       maintenance and food service

29     1,809-seat high school             Juno 2008
                                          January 2011

30     5-story, 112-bed                   July 2000
       patient tower                      April 2014

31     1,620-seat main performance        March 2008
       hall, 170-seat lecture hall,       September 2010
       200- and 50-seat black box         165,000

32     campus expansion with              January 2009
       24-bed inpatient/                  June 2011
       outpatient blind                   209,000
       rehabilitation center

33     buildings for performing arts,     Spring 2008
       science and student services,      2013
       as well as upgrades to the         136,000
       existing facilities

34     deepen Berths 144-147, add         December 2008
       50 acres of back land, build       December 2010
       new on dock rail facility          N/A

35     nine building, 2,025-seat          September 2008
       high school, courtyard, track      March 2011
       and field facilities,              201,749
       football and softball fields

36     75-classroom, 2,025-seat           December 2008
       high school, rooftop play          Fall 2012
       courts and a 57,000 square-        210,000
       foot athletic field

37     office building with               2008
       street-level retail                Fall 2010

38     research labs, six lecture         April 2008
       halls, classrooms, faculty         Spring 2011
       office space, storage,             160,000
       vivarium and animal holding

39     five building high school          June 2009
       with a 4-story administration      August 2011
       building, parking structure        231,420

40     pavement replacement along         Summer 2009
       three miles of I-710 between       Spring 2010
       Firestone Blvd. and                N/A
       Slauson Ave.

41     50 classrooms, administrative      July 2008
       building, multipurpose room,       January 2011
       handball and basketball courts     136,590
       and athletic field

42     two new residential towers,        April 2010 I
       750-seat dining facility           December 2012

43     addition to Huntington             August 2008
       Hospital                           August 2011

44     :stadium renovation, new           Spring 2010
       exterior concourses,               Fall 2012
       concessions, restrooms and         236,000
       support facilities

45     1,215-seat high school             May 2008
                                          March 2011

46     2,025-seat high school             Summer 2009
                                          April 2012

47     middle school with gymnasium       January 2008
       and arts department, a lunch       October 2011
       room, and a 53 room,               150,000
       three-story classroom

48     theater, teaching and              Summer 2010
       learning center                    April 2012

49     health and wellness                Summer 2010
       complex                            September 2012

50     three buildings, including         March 2008
       recital hall, theaters,            December 2010
       and art gallery                    159,000

Rank   Planners                       General Contractor
       * owner                        * name
       * architect                    * phone

1      Los Angeles                    Walsh-Austin
       World Airports                 joint venture
       Fentress and                   (424) 646-4800

2      California Department          Kiewit Pacific Co.
       of Transportation              (562) 946-1816

3      Los Angeles County             FCI/Fluor/Parsons,
       Metropolitan                   a joint venture
       Transportation Authority       (626) 440-2000

4      AEG                            Webcor Builders
       Gensler                        (213) 239-2800

5      Metro Gold Line Foothill       Multiple Contractors
       Extension Construction         (626) 471-9050

6      Children's Hospital            Rudolp and
       Los Angeles                    Sletten Inc.
       ZGF Architects LLP             (323) 660-2450

7      Los Angeles Unified            Hensel Phelps
       School                         Construction Co.
       District (LAUSD)               (949) 852-0111
       Gonzalez Goodale Architects

8      Torrance Memorial Medical      McCarthy Building
       Center                         Cos. Inc.
       HMC Architects                 (949) 851-8383

9      UCLA                           Tutor Perini Corp.
       CO Architects Robert           (818) 362-8391
       A.M. Stern

10     L.A. County Metropolitan       Sully-Miller
       Transportation Authority       Contracting Co.
       N/A                            (714) 578-9600

11     California Department of       Flatiron West Inc.
       Transportation                 (760) 916-9100

12     County of Los Angeles          Hensel Phelps
       KMD Architects                 Construction Co.
                                      (949) 852-0111

13     California Department of       Atkinson Contractors LP
       Transportation                 (949) 855-9755

14     California Department of       Atkinson Contractors LP
       Transportation                 (949) 855-9755

15     California Department of       MCM Construction Co./
       Transportation                 Security Paving
       N/A                            (916) 334-1221

16     California Department of       C.C. Myers Inc.
       Transportation                 (714) 978-2726

17     LAUSD                          Clark Construction
       Langdon Wilson Architects      Group--California LP
                                      (714) 429-9779

18     Sanitation Districts           Taisei-TNK joint venture
       of LA. County                  (714) 886-1530

19     Methodist Hospital             McCarthy Building
       of Southern California         Cos. Inc.
       NTD Architecture               (949) 851-8083

20     California Department of       Flatiron West Ino.
       Transportation                 (760) 916-9100

21     Lincoln Property Co.           Money Builders
       Johnson Fain/HKS               (310) 399-1600
       Architects Inc.

22     LAUSD                          Turner Construction Co.
       HMC Architects                 (213) 891-3000

23     Alaska Airlines                Hensel Phelps
       Fentress Architects            Construction Co.
                                      (949) 852-0111

24     Port of LA.                    Griffith/Dutra
       Moffatt/Nichol                 joint venture
                                      (562) 929-1128

25     Pacific Red LLC                Jones & Jones
       Gruen Associates; Pelli        Construction
       Clarke Pelli Architects        (805) 640-30S0

26     Providence Health System       Swinerton Builders
       HMC Architects                 (213) 896-3400

27     Sanitarian Districts of        W.M. Lyles Co.
       L.A. County                    (661) 387-1600

28     LAUSD                          Turner Construction Co.
       Martinez Architecture          (213) 891-3000

29     LAU8D                          Suffolk Construction Co.
       TBP Architecture               Inc.
                                      (949) 453-9400

30     Presbyterian Intercommunity    Millie and Severson Inc.
       Hospital                       (562) 493-3611
       RBB Architects Inc.

31     California State               C.W. Driver
       University, Northridge         (626) 351-8800
       HGA Architects

32     U.S. Department of Veterans    S.J. Amoroso
       Affairs                        Construction Co.
       Lee Burkhart Liu Inc.          (714) 241-2120

33     Arcadia Unified School         McCarthy Building
       District                       Companies Inc.
       LPA Inc.                       (949) 851-8383

34     Port of L.A.                   Manson Construction Co.
       Port of L.A.                   (310) 521-1302

35     LAUSD                          McCarthy Building
       Leo A Daly                     Cos. Inc.
                                      (949) 851-8383

36     LAUSD                          Turner Construction Co.
       AC Martin Partners Inc.        (213) 891-3000

37     George Comfort & Sons          Tishman Construction
       Gensler                        (213) 327-3000

38     CSU Long Beach                 DPR Construction Inc.
       SmithGroup Inc.                (949) 955-3771

39     LAUSD                          Clark Construction
       Carlett Skaer & Devoto         Group--California LP
       Architects Inc.                (714) 429-9779

40     California Department of       Sema Construction Inc.
       Transportation                 (949) 470-0500

41     LAUSD                          Clark Construction
       Osborn Architects              Group--California LP
                                      (714) 429-9779

42     University of California,      Swinerton Builders
       Los Angeles                    (213) 896-3400
       Pfeiffer Partners

43     Huntington Hospital            Tower General Contractors
       Freeman White                  (818) 768-3530

44     Regents of the University      PCL Construction
       of California                  Services Inc.
       NBBJ                           (818) 246-3481

45     LAUSD                          Hensel Phelps
       GKK Works                      Construction Co.
                                      (949) 852-0111

46     LAUSD                          Suffolk Construction
       MVE Institutional              Co. Inc.
                                      (949) 453-9400

47     LAUSD                          Bernards
       CSDA Architects                (818) 898-1521

48     Los Angeles Community          FTR International
       College District (LACCD)       (714) 389-5656
       Leo A Daly

49     LACCD                          McCarthy Building
       LPA Inc.                       Cos. Inc.
                                      (949) 851-8383

50     LACCD                          Taisei Construction Corp.
       Arquitectonica                 (714) 886-1530

N/A--Not Applicable Note: Information provided by representatives of
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as of August 1, 2010. To the best of our
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