One of the things that makes CPE unique is its expansive grounds. The property has a total of 6 acres, which is unheard of in LA nowadays. The only other high rise I can think of that has grounds that compare is Wilshire Terrace on the Wilshire Corridor. All this space is put to good use. Century Park East has some really great amenities like an Olympic size pool (CPE has best Pool for condo in LA challenged only by community pool in Playa Vista), a tennis court, and dog park, plus a whole lot of open green space.
Compared with other Highrises on the Wilshire Corridor or nearby neighbor Century Towers, Century Park East is an outstanding value. Century Park East has better amenities, lower HOA dues, the same services, the same views, the same size condos, and lower prices by nearly $100,000-$200,000.
The complex underwent a $22M modernization in 2008. Each unit was assessed 30K-40K for the modernization; some owners chose to pay off the assessment immediately while others financed it over 15 years. Make sure to find out if the assessment on the condo has been paid off or not before you purchase because any unpaid balance is passed to the new owner. The modernization means that there should not be any large assessments in Century Park East for the next 20 years.