Tuesday, March 8, 2016

West Coast's Tallest Building Tops Out

Oops, wrong picture, wrong side of the ocean. That's Hong Kong
And some Bond villain's H.Q. or something; I prefer it plunked down near Singapore's bottle opener building.

Here's the Cali building story at the Los Angeles Times:

The West Coast's tallest building tops out: The view from 1,100 feet up
Hey up!” was a shout from the crowd as the cables grew taut on a 35-foot steel beam as it began to rise to the top of the Wilshire Grand hotel.

Workers, architects and engineers gathered Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a milestone in the construction of Los Angeles’ most notable skyscraper at the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. The ceremony, known as the topping out, marks completion of the building’s central core: a pillar of concrete that rises more than 892 feet from the foundation. The core will help support the project’s tower, which will rise another 200 feet.

Upon completion, the Wilshire Grand will rise 1,100 feet and be the tallest building west of Chicago. The hotel will have 900 hotel rooms and nearly 400,000-square feet of office space. An adjoining building will have ballrooms and convention space....MORE

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