News & Updates

New Wilshire Grand to Tower Above Downtown Los Angeles

Engineering News-Record (ENR California) | Greg Aragon

02/22/13

Move over US Bank tower; the $1-billion Wilshire Grand is coming to take the crown of tallest building in Downtown Los Angeles. Developed by Korean Air Lines Co., the new hotel and office project will contain 73 stories and will rise to 1,100 ft tall, with a distinctive architectural spire at the top.

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Law Firm Helps Wilshire Grand Developer

GlobeSt.com | Carrie Rossenfeld

02/19/13

LOS ANGELES - Locally based law firm Paul Hastings has assisted Korean Air Lines, leader of the $1-billionredevelopment of the Wilshire Grand hotel, retail and office complex Downtown, to reach significant milestones in the project

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Wilshire Grand Skyline View Revealed

GlobeSt.com | Carrie Rossenfeld

02/19/13

LOS ANGELES - Project architect Chris Martin of AC Martin Partners and developer Korean Air Lines have revealed the design of what will become one of L.A.’s tallest buildings, the new Wilshire Grand. The team is displaying in a photographic rendering how the L.A. skyline will look when the $1-billion project is completed is 2017.

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New tower to become tallest building in LA

The Sydney Morning Herald

02/11/13

A $1 billion office-and-hotel tower being developed by Korean Air Lines in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest building in the western US upon its completion in four years, according to the project's architect.

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Downtown Los Angeles to Welcome its Tallest Tower, Wilshire Grand Tower

Realty Today

02/09/13

Sometime in October, deconstruction of the historic Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles took off. On Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, architects revealed plans of a brand new building that will replace the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The building will be called Wilshire Grand Tower and will be the tallest commercial skyscraper in town.

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New Wilshire Grand to include 'sky lobby,' high-tech elevators and one-of-a-kind helipad

KPCC Blog Downtown | Hayley Fox

02/08/13

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - Developers unveiled plans this week for the new Wilshire Grand hotel and office tower, and the futuristic design sounds like something conjured up from a very modern Willy Wonka.

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Korean Airlines to build tallest building in the West - Los Angeles

Catholic online | Catholic Online

02/08/13

A $1 billion hotel and office skyscraper is now ready to start construction in downtown Los Angeles. The structure will be the tallest building west of Chicago and is being financed by developer, Korean Airlines.

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L.A. Building to Be Tallest in West

Los Angeles Business Journal

02/08/13

Korean Air on Thursday unveiled its design for a dramatic, skyline-changing tower for downtown Los Angeles that aims to be the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. The $1-billion, 73-story hotel and office building is slated to replace the old Wilshire Grand Hotel and be slightly taller than the nearby U.S. Bank Tower, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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The New Tallest Building on the West Coast

The Atlantic Cities: Place Matters | Sara Johnson

02/08/2013

Designs for the new Wilshire Grand were released Thursday, giving Los Angeles a first glimpse of what the city skyline will look like come 2017.

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 South Korean Firm aims for the Sky

Los Angeles Times | Roger Vincent

02/08/13

Korean Air's $1-billion hotel skyscraper — a symbol of South Korea's status as an up-and-coming economic powerhouse — will feature 73 stories, 900 guest rooms, office space and stores.

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Downtown LA to get tallest skyscraper in West

The Tribune

02/07/13

LOS ANGELES — Korean Airlines plans to build a $1 billion skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles that promises to be the tallest building in the West.

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Downtown LA to get tallest skyscraper in West

KTTV

02/07/13

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Korean Airlines plans to build a $1 billion skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles that promises to be the tallest building in the West.


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Winging It: Schematic designs unveiled for the West

The Architects Newspaper | Sam Lubell

02/07/13

Today California-based architecture firm AC Martin Partners unveiled detailed plans for the Wilshire Grand, a 1,100-foot tower in downtown Los Angeles that will be the tallest building on the West Coast

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Korean Air’s Office-Hotel Building to Be Tallest in L.A.

Bloomberg | Nadja Brandt

02/07/13

A $1 billion office-and-hotel tower being developed by Korean Air Lines Co. in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest building in the western U.S. upon its completion in four years, according to the project’s architect.

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Downtown LA’s New Landmark Tower, Wilshire Grand, to Become West Coast’s Tallest

DTLA Rising | Brigham Yen

02/07/13

Los Angeles, feast your eyes on the new finalized rendering of Wilshire Grand Tower from AC Martin that will rise prominently in Downtown LA’s burgeoning Financial District. So prominent, in fact, that the new “billion dollar tower” will surpass LA’s current tallest skyscraper — Library Tower (aka US Bank Tower) at 1,018 feet — as the new tallest on the West Coast (taller than any other structure west of Chicago)

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