News & Updates

Tallest building in the West to be built in downtown L.A.

Los Angeles Times | Roger Vincent

02/07/13

The long-awaited design of a $1-billion hotel and office skyscraper to be built in downtown Los Angeles -- soon to be tallest building in the West -- was unveiled Thursday by developer Korean Airlines.

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New Wilshire Grand Design Revealed

LA Downtown News | Ryan Vaillancourt

02/07/13

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — The architects working on the $1 billion replacement for the Wilshire Grand hotel today unveiled a new design distinguished by a soaring spire that will be the tallest point of the city’s skyline.

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Rooms to Improve

Los Angeles Business Journal | Jan Perry

11/19/12

Los Angeles is at a tipping point. As a city, we must develop clear policies that demonstrate we are open for business. This means developing tax structures and guidelines that are consistent and directly tied to job creation and development.

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Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles begins de-construction to make way for new tower

Hotel Management | Elliot Mest

10/24/12

Los Angeles' Wilshire Hotel is currently being de-constructed. In its place will stand a new 70-story tower that will include the new Wilshire Grand. According to Southern California Public Radio, thehotel will include 900 rooms and guests will take high-speed double-deck elevators for lobby check-in on the 70th floor.

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Teardown at Wilshire Grand Hotel Begins

Hospitality Design Magazine

10/24/12

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윌셔 그랜드 철거… 2016년 새 모습으로

The Korean Times

10/24/12

대한항공이 총 10억달러를 투자하는 윌셔 그랜드 호텔 재건축 프로젝트의 철거 및 신축공사가 시작됐다. 오는 2016년 12월에 완공될 예정인 이 프로젝트는 70층 규모에 900개 호텔 객실, 사무실과 샤핑센터 등이 들어서게 돼 LA시 스카이라인을 바꿀 랜드마크가 될 것으로 기대된다. 23일 신연성 총영사(왼쪽 두 번째부터), 마틴 프로젝트 매니지먼트 크리스 마틴 CEO, 호세 후이저 LA 시의원, LA시 빌딩국 론 밀러 국장이 철거시작을 상징하는 의미로 윌셔 그랜드 호텔 현판을 제거하고 있다. 오른쪽은 완공된 후 건물 모형도.

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For the Record

Los Angeles Times

10/24/12

In the Oct. 20 LATExtra section, a caption that accompanied two photographs of demolition work at the Wilshire Grand Hotel said that the hotel was being renovated. It is being torn down to make way for a new multistory complex

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Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz addressed the downtown community

Chhaya Nene

10/23/12

Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Matt Karatz addressed the downtown community Tuesday morning giving the go-ahead for a new Wilshire Grand Hotel to be erected.

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Wilshire Grand Hotel 'deconstruction' begins in downtown LA

Southern California Public Radio (KPCC)|Brian Watt

10/23/12

The Wilshire Grand Hotel began its reconstruction Tuesday as Los Angeles officials and business leaders cut a ceremonial beam out of the building's entrance and took down the hotel's name, letter by letter

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Demolition of Downtown LA's Wilshire Grand hotel begins

ABC 7 | Darsha Phillips

10/23/12

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Deconstruction to rebuild the 60-year-old Wilshire Grand hotel in downtown Los Angeles is officially under way.

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년 70층 건물 재탄생…다운타운 새시대 알리는 상징물

Korea Daily | LA중앙일보

10/23/12

윌셔그랜드 호텔 철거…'10억달러 프로젝트' 착공식


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윌셔 그랜드 호텔, 본격적인 재개발 돌입

Radio Korea|여준호 기자

10/23/12

[앵커멘트]
LA다운타운의 윌셔 그랜드 호텔이
오늘 해체작업을 시작으로


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Wilshire Grand Hotel Demolition Expected to Bring 11,000 jobs to LA

CBS Local

10/23/12

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — City officials were on hand Tuesday to mark the start of deconstruction of an iconic hotel in the heart of downtown Los Angeles

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How to Tear Down a 15-Story Hotel

Los Angeles Downtown News | Roger Vaillancourt

10/22/12

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - When a property owner decides to demolish an old building, it’s impossible not to at least consider blowing it up or knocking it over with a crane-suspended wrecking ball

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Wilshire Grand Demolition to Start Soon

Los Angeles Business Journal | Jacquelyn Ryan

9/27/12

Demolition of the Wilshire Grand hotel in downtown is expected to begin in the next few weeks

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