Schuff scope of work on the project gives some idea of what'sinvolved in developing the L.A. Live complex, which will eventuallyinclude a 7,100-seat Nokia Theater Los Angeles for liveperformances; a 15-screen, 3,800-seat Regal Cineplex featuring an800-seat premiere presentation theater; the Grammy Museum; numerousrestaurants, nightclubs and cafes; 260,480 sf of conference centerand ballroom facilities; a 100,000-sf special events deck; a LuckyStrike Lanes bowling center and a 40,000-sf outdoor eventspace.

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For the conference center and Regal Cinema, Schuff's contractincludes detailing, fabrication and erection of 4,600 tons ofstructural steel for the 550,000-sf conference center and RegalCinema. Schuff started erecting the steel on April 17 this year andis scheduled to complete structural steel and metal deck inOctober. Schuff Steel is part of publicly traded SchuffInternational.

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Among the other elements of the L.A. Live project is a 54-story,$900-million, 1,001-room Marriott Hotel that will also feature 224Ritz-Carlton condominiums on the top floors of the hotel. The hoteland condominiums will create two million sf of commercial andresidential space on the 2.5-acre site, which is part of theoverall 27-acre L.A. Live development, which is adjacent to theStaples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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Last year, MacFarlane Partners agreed to become a substantialinvestor in the $900-million hotel/condominium tower, with the SanFrancisco-based firm also to provide investment oversight for theproject. Wachovia is the initial founding partner for the overall$2.5-billion, four-million-sf L.A. Live development.

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