Metropolis is a mixed-use development consisting of residences, hotel, office and retail in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Gensler’s design approach is creating a contemporary, urban living environment, utilizing a common architectural language. Metropolis developed into a series of evolving towers, facades and rooftops, ascending towards downtown, enhanced by variations in building massing, planning and façade design. The multiple towers appear as a family – related, but not identical – with each one embodying a unique character that is an integral part of the overall composition. Given its location at the “front door and first row of downtown,” Metropolis will become a significant feature of the cityscape.