September 21, 2005

Los Angeles celebrated the groundbreaking of the $3.5 million L.A. Live complex last week. The 4 million-square-foot project, adjacent to the Staples Center and the Los Angeles Convention Center, will bring an ESPN Zone, a theater, and several museums and restaurants to the city's downtown. A Hilton headquarters hotel with 1,100 rooms will be built, as well, pending final approval from the city council.