News & Updates

Check Out the Earthquake Shock Absorbers on LA’s Newest Skyscraper

Wired

9/13/2016

Though often forgotten amid the spectacle that is Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, and Beverly Hills, downtown Los Angeles (#DTLA) is in the middle of a massive rebirth.

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The soaring crown on L.A.'s new tallest skyscraper points to the future of the skyline

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen

9/3/2016

Lying in unremarkable repose, the last piece of steel to be raised atop the Wilshire Grand skyscraper rested among the dirt and debris of the job site Friday, a baton waiting for Saturday morning’s performance.

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L.A. skyscraper becomes tallest building west of the Mississippi

CBS News

9/3/2016

A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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The Wilshire Grand Tower Is Officially The Tallest Building In The West!

LAist

9/3/2016

At about 8 a.m. Saturday morning, the Wilshire Grand tower in downtown Los Angeles—that enormous building that's been growing for the past couple of years—officially became the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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Final Piece Of Tallest Building West Of Mississippi Put In Place

CBS Los Angeles

9/3/2016

The final piece of the tallest building west of the Mississippi was put in place this weekend.

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Workers Place Spire, Take Picture Atop Wilshire Grand as Tower Becomes Tallest on the West Coast

KTLA

9/3/2016

Construction workers at the Wilshire Grand Tower in downtown Los Angeles installed a spire atop of the building's rooftop on Saturday, thereby making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and they snapped a picture to celebrate the historical moment.

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Wilshire Grand in DTLA becomes tallest building west of Mississippi

ABC Los Angeles

9/3/2016

The new Wilshire Grand building in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi Saturday morning.

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Wilshire Grand Tower Becomes Tallest Building West of the Mississippi River

NBC Los Angeles

9/3/2016

A 10-ton spire was placed atop the Wilshire Grand Tower in downtown Los Angeles Saturday morning, officially making it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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Wilshire Grand Tower becomes tallest building west of the Mississippi

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio

9/3/2016

It's official. The Wilshire Grand Tower is now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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Los Angeles’ 1,100-foot tower now the tallest west of Mississippi

The National

9/3/2016

A new tower in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

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"Skyslide" off the side of the tallest skyscraper in the West

CBS This Morning

6/23/2016

It's not the only skyscraper in L.A. reaching new heights. Just blocks away, the $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand Tower is less than a year away from completion.

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A Look at the Top of LA's Newest, Tallest High-Rise

Curbed Los Angeles

6/22/2016

The 73rd floor of the Wilshire Grand tower—soon to be the tallest tower in the West—was poured earlier this month and now work is started on the part that’s going to help it garner that "tallest tower" designation.

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First look from the top —almost — of the Wilshire Grand in downtown LA

89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio

4/26/2016

Get up early any morning and stand where Wilshire crosses the 110 Freeway, and you'll see a parade of men and women carrying lunch boxes, wearing Carhart and Dickies, steel-toed Red Wings and hard hats, safety glasses and gloves, all them converging on the Wilshire Grand, which is rising inexorably over downtown Los Angeles.

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The Terrifying View From the Top of the Future Tallest Tower in the West

Curbed Los Angeles

4/26/2016

Yesterday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took a trip up to the 69th floor of the under-construction Wilshire Grand in Downtown. The structure, which, thanks to its spire, will be the tallest building in the West when it's finished, topped off its 73 stories last month and is heading towards its expected completion date in March 2017.

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A View From The 69th Floor Of The Wilshire Grand

LAist

4/25/2016

Mayor Eric Garcetti stood before 900 workers at the downtown Wilshire Grand construction site early Monday morning and said "You ain't seen nothing yet." "This town is not only rising physically," Garcetti said, "but we're rising spiritually."

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