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Old July 23rd, 2015, 04:01 AM   #2401
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This is really great, adding new super tall in DTLA!
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 05:47 PM   #2402
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Yeah but the abroad customs doesn't have to be used in USA and yeah USA there are many other countries in America apart from USA
This has been done for years by some buildings in LV, SF, LA and in Asian suburbs in California (and, of course, many American and European buildings have been skipping the 13th floor for many decades).

For sure it doesn't have to be done (although political correctness is going to be a scary thing when it hits full stride) but if a business person chooses to avoid offending people and thereby rents space more quickly, so much the better, right?
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 08:46 PM   #2403
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Old July 23rd, 2015, 09:17 PM   #2404
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Old July 24th, 2015, 01:08 AM   #2405
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Wow. Seems like just yesterday the first piece of glass was going up.

This thing sure is flying.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 01:19 AM   #2406
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This has been done for years by some buildings in LV, SF, LA and in Asian suburbs in California (and, of course, many American and European buildings have been skipping the 13th floor for many decades).

For sure it doesn't have to be done (although political correctness is going to be a scary thing when it hits full stride) but if a business person chooses to avoid offending people and thereby rents space more quickly, so much the better, right?
You are right there too
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Old July 24th, 2015, 04:27 AM   #2407
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Old July 24th, 2015, 08:07 AM   #2408
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Old July 24th, 2015, 09:51 AM   #2409
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Just now. Was fun exploring downtown again.

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Old July 25th, 2015, 02:05 PM   #2410
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Old July 26th, 2015, 05:24 AM   #2411
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Just a auick question how well prepared is this building regarding earthquakes? I suppose pretty well right? Considering the risk?
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Old July 26th, 2015, 06:11 AM   #2412
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I wanted to ask what floor you were on, in the last 2 pics? It looks about 50-55th floor in the US Bank tower?

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Just a auick question how well prepared is this building regarding earthquakes? I suppose pretty well right? Considering the risk?
The ran the building through several quake simulations, at 7.8 magnitude which is very large. Read up on the WG website, and look at all the previous articles and you will find it. The did not want the concrete core walls to crack in heavy shaking, so they created braces set up with grout boxes to allow flexibility while adding tons of strength. Pics of these are not far behind this page, and very impressive. Its harder to build a seismic resistant building that is so slender, since you have less room to work with after building a beefy core and steel frame. I expect this building to be able to handle a magnitude 8 just like US Bank when its completed. I see lots of negativity online with retards in yahoo news stories (and many others) talking about the skyscrapers in LA wont hold up when we get the big one, and especially the older ones will fall. I don't believe any of the older ones will fall either. Its the old buildings in the old area of DTLA that I would worry about, along with the 110 that runs between DTLA and Pasadena.

There were some issues with steel welds in random buildings, that were brittle and they cracked after the Northridge quake, but even with that considered, I don't think they were in any serious danger of falling unless we were getting much larger quakes. Most of these buildings with the weld issues after the quake were able to be repaired even while opened for business. I still trust these towers more than just about anything else in a large quake, as the smaller and mid-rise buildings get smacked up worse statistically in much, much larger numbers. I don't recall any towers falling in Northridge quake and there were some that got damaged pretty good, but still nothing taller than 16 floors - Champagne Tower in Santa Monica is perfect example, and red tagged. There are pics of the damage online, including details on how they fixed, and reinforced the building to not have the same issues in large quakes again, if you are interested.
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Old July 26th, 2015, 07:17 PM   #2413
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The ran the building through several quake simulations, at 7.8 magnitude which is very large. Read up on the WG website, and look at all the previous articles and you will find it. The did not want the concrete core walls to crack in heavy shaking, so they created braces set up with grout boxes to allow flexibility while adding tons of strength. Pics of these are not far behind this page, and very impressive. Its harder to build a seismic resistant building that is so slender, since you have less room to work with after building a beefy core and steel frame. I expect this building to be able to handle a magnitude 8 just like US Bank when its completed. I see lots of negativity online with retards in yahoo news stories (and many others) talking about the skyscrapers in LA wont hold up when we get the big one, and especially the older ones will fall. I don't believe any of the older ones will fall either. Its the old buildings in the old area of DTLA that I would worry about, along with the 110 that runs between DTLA and Pasadena.

There were some issues with steel welds in random buildings, that were brittle and they cracked after the Northridge quake, but even with that considered, I don't think they were in any serious danger of falling unless we were getting much larger quakes. Most of these buildings with the weld issues after the quake were able to be repaired even while opened for business. I still trust these towers more than just about anything else in a large quake, as the smaller and mid-rise buildings get smacked up worse statistically in much, much larger numbers. I don't recall any towers falling in Northridge quake and there were some that got damaged pretty good, but still nothing taller than 16 floors - Champagne Tower in Santa Monica is perfect example, and red tagged. There are pics of the damage online, including details on how they fixed, and reinforced the building to not have the same issues in large quakes again, if you are interested.
It looks it's the citigroup center (to mojeda 101 who i think is tge one who asked where was the photo taken)
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Old July 27th, 2015, 06:26 AM   #2414
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Old July 27th, 2015, 09:02 AM   #2415
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Old July 27th, 2015, 09:08 AM   #2416
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I wish this project wasn't downsized
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Old July 27th, 2015, 11:01 PM   #2417
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What was the initial height?
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Old July 28th, 2015, 07:50 AM   #2418
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What was the initial height?
The original renderings showed a 1250 ft. tower, and a shorter tower (around 300-400 ft.) next to it.

EDIT: Second shorter tower would be about 750 ft., not 300-400. My apologies

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Old July 28th, 2015, 10:20 AM   #2419
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The original renderings showed a 1250 ft. tower, and a shorter tower (around 300-400 ft.) next to it.
It was actually more like 750 But yeah, no more second tower
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Old July 28th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #2420
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It was actually more like 750 But yeah, no more second tower
Oh, my mistake. Thanks.
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