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This stunning 1,100-foot skyscraper will be the tallest building on the West Coast

The Real Deal

4/16/2016

The West Coast finally has its own supertall. The under-construction Wilshire Grand Center in Downtown Los Angeles will top off at 1,100 feet. That cements its place as the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

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

Curbed Los Angeles

4/14/2016

We've watched the 73-story Wilshire Grand grow via time-lapse and we saw last month as the future tallest tower in the West topped out, but views from inside the building have been few and far between.

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L.A.’s Tallest Tower Isn’t Finished Yet, But It’s Already Transforming the Downtown Skyline

Los Angeles Magazine

4/5/2016

The construction of the Wilshire Grand in DTLA’s financial district has been something of an aerial dance, with the pouring of the concrete core, the ironwork, and the application of glass cladding all happening simultaneously as the building rises.

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Three-year Wilshire Grand build reaches a new milestone: 'topping out'

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen

3/13/2016

Rick Smegelski pulled back the hoist lever with his right hand, calculating how fast his load was rising.

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The West Coast's tallest building tops out: The view from 1,100 feet up

Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen

3/8/2016

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.

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In Downtown Los Angeles, a Potential Anchor for Offices

The New York Times

11/3/2015

Wilshire Grand Center, an estimated $1.2 billion mixed-use project in downtown Los Angeles, promises many things upon its 2017 completion date.

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The Wilshire Grand Revisited

urbanize.LA

10/30/2015

Since we last dropped by, the Wilshire Grand has become a dominant presence in Los Angeles skyline, visible for miles around. Take in four months of progress via this photo tour, with a huge assist from architectural photographer Hunter Kerhart.

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Wilshire Grand Center Set to Become Los Angeles' Tallest Skyscraper

Skyrise Cities

10/12/2015

The concrete core of the Wilshire Grand Center, a 73-storey tower set to become the tallest skyscraper in Los Angeles, has now surpassed the height of the eighth tallest building in the city.

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The Making of L.A.s Tallest Skyscraper

KCRW

9/23/2015

KCRW's Saul Gonzalez takes inside the construction of Los Angeles' Wilshire Grand Tower. When completed, it will be the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi at 1,10 feet.

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Watch the Future Tallest Tower in the West as it Grows Up in Time-Lapse

Curbed Los Angeles

8/24/2015

It seems like only yesterday the Wilshire Grand was nothing more than its concrete foundation, laid in a record-breaking pour (it was actually a year and a half ago).

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Slide Show: Meet the New Tallest Building in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine

7/29/2015

Last February, Korean Air, the owners of the Wilshire Grand project, broke ground for a new 73-story tower with office space and a hotel operated by InterContinental Hotels Group. Workers poured 21,200 cubic yards of cement in 18 hours, the largest continuous pour in history.

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A Grand Tour of the Wilshire Grand

urbanize.LA

7/13/2015

Recently, the Urbanize LA team had the good fortune to receive a tour of one of Los Angeles' highest profile projects: the 73-story Wilshire Grand. Today, we're pleased to be able to the photos from that tour with our readers. We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we enjoyed getting a close up view of the West Coast's soon-to-be tallest tower.

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DTLA’s 7th Street Will Get a Portland-Style Makeover

Los Angeles Magazine

3/18/2015

Down in the South Bay, there are plans to make Western Avenue less ugly and more people-friendly. On the other end of the county, in the heart of downtown L.A., 7th Street is preparing for a similar upgrade.

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Wilshire Grand is Los Angeles' Newest Skyscraper

CBS This Morning

2/21/2015

From the air, Los Angeles' newest skyscraper looks juvenile compared its peers. But when completed, the Wilshire Grand will be 2.1 million square feet, soar 1,100 feet from ground to the top of the spire and be 73 stories tall with a sky deck that has a panoramic view.

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High-Rise Crane Coming to Wilshire Grand

Downtown News | Donna Evans

2/2/2015

Building the 73-story replacement for the Wilshire Grand Hotel comes with myriad architectural needs. Now, the effort to erect the $1 billion-plus project in the heart of a buzzing metropolis is necessitating something rarely seen in Downtown Los Angeles: a special cantilever crane.

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