A 26-foot olive tree was dropped onto the roof of Santa Monica Place from a crane on 2nd Street. The massive tree will be the centerpiece of the redesigned mall’s forthcoming dining deck, SMP’s reps tell us, where we’ve taken recent looks at both its restaurant and marketplace plans. The dining deck won’t be ready for its premiere until August 2010, with the marketplace to follow in fall, but here’s a photo of the premature deck with its trimmings about to land.
Earlier: Where to Eat at The New Santa Monica Place, Open late 2010 [Grub Street]
Santa Monica Place Plans A Rooftop Food Market [Grub Street]
Curious Palate and King’s Road Cafe Planned at Santa Monica Place [Grub Street]