Times Square of the West
A 600,000-sf lifestyle, retail, and entertainment destination and multi-media showcase reminiscent of New York’s Times Square is coming to South Gate, Calif. The 35-acre project is slated to include a variety of retailers and restaurants, as well as state-of-the-art animated and passive technologies that will infuse the shopping center with ever-changing animated graphics.
The transforming media will consist of static building wall posters, big-screen images, streaming commercials, TV programs, special interviews with entertainment and sports figures, movie trailers, and live sports and entertainment events.
The project is a joint venture between Red Mountain Retail Group, Santa Ana, and Allied Retail Partners, Newport Beach. The design team includes KTGY Group, Irvine, and Romero Thorsen Design, Santa Monica. Scheduled completion: May 2008.