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Old May 8th, 2016, 11:45 AM   #3181
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Old May 8th, 2016, 10:29 PM   #3182
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Is because "sticks on top" only really make the building taller in statistics...

For the human eye, tallest roof (maybe tip of the crown) is more relevant...



On the right I made a version 8m taller (the difference in elevation) even that have some impact.
The elevation at lobby level for the WG is 286' The US bank is 302'
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Old May 9th, 2016, 10:52 AM   #3183
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Old May 9th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #3184
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The building looks really good, cladding fits perfect.
I know about the official criteria defined by CTBUH how the hight is measured. But i will never become satisfied with this. Ask someone which building is taller, someone who doesn't know the definitions....guess his answer
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Old May 11th, 2016, 09:40 PM   #3185
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This tower is example #1 as to why spires should not be counted towards overall height. It should be the rooftop. I know this is the standard by buildings are measured, and we have to live with it. When I'm in LA with out of town guests and point out this Wilshire Grand as the tallest tower west of the Mississippi, I will have to explain the skinny pole at the top corner that counts towards the height. Also, in these photos, with every conceivable angle, it's barely topping the ION Building and nothing near the US Bank. Of course, the crown is not complete.

What I'm anxious to see is the LED light show on the glass! As I understand it, this will rival some of the lights shows that you see in Hong Kong and other Asian cities? It's too bad the building is nestled between the other towers for a clear view. It should be spectacular nonetheless! I'm hoping they do the same with the four major glass towers under construction in DT San Francisco. That'd be cool! However, the NIMBY's...
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:00 PM   #3186
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It's shorter than BOAT in NYC but it does feel taller.
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:00 PM   #3187
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Old May 11th, 2016, 11:27 PM   #3188
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This tower is example #1 as to why spires should not be counted towards overall height. It should be the rooftop. I know this is the standard by buildings are measured, and we have to live with it. When I'm in LA with out of town guests and point out this Wilshire Grand as the tallest tower west of the Mississippi, I will have to explain the skinny pole at the top corner that counts towards the height. Also, in these photos, with every conceivable angle, it's barely topping the ION Building and nothing near the US Bank. Of course, the crown is not complete.

What I'm anxious to see is the LED light show on the glass! As I understand it, this will rival some of the lights shows that you see in Hong Kong and other Asian cities? It's too bad the building is nestled between the other towers for a clear view. It should be spectacular nonetheless! I'm hoping they do the same with the four major glass towers under construction in DT San Francisco. That'd be cool! However, the NIMBY's...
PS: SF's towers have no tricky/skinny poles on top (Salesforce Tower is an honest 326 meters) and, while I guess it would be ever so easy to add a few and claim some titles, nobody is seriously suggesting it.

Are you aware the colored lights on One Rincon Hill forecast the weather?

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look at One Rincon Hill to get your weather forecast. The top of the city's tallest apartment building will now use a nifty color-coded system of lights to signal the weather. Red: warmer weather ahead; blue: colder weather; green: 50-percent or more chance of rain; and amber: no change. The beacon will turn on at dusk every evening and will remain on all night.
http://sfist.com/2008/12/09/one_rinc...sf_weather.php
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Old May 12th, 2016, 01:37 AM   #3189
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PS: SF's towers have no tricky/skinny poles on top (Salesforce Tower is an honest 326 meters) and, while I guess it would be ever so easy to add a few and claim some titles, nobody is seriously suggesting it.

Are you aware the colored lights on One Rincon Hill forecast the weather?


http://sfist.com/2008/12/09/one_rinc...sf_weather.php

I hope the Wilshire Grand Tower will start using colored lights to signal the weather, once it opens on March 2017.
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Old May 12th, 2016, 09:23 AM   #3190
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Spires count, get over it.
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Old May 12th, 2016, 10:42 AM   #3191
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I hope the Wilshire Grand Tower will start using colored lights to signal the weather, once it opens on March 2017.
Wouldn't it be pretty much stuck with just one color for the whole year?..
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Old May 12th, 2016, 08:53 PM   #3193
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Spires count, get over it.
Maybe you missed this part of my post? Quote: "I know this is the standard by buildings are measured, and we have to live with it."

We discuss all aspects of this building that is being marketed as the tallest west of the Mississippi. Discussions include how it's height relates visually to other towers in the vicinity. There is definitely an asterisk next to this building when the Big Bus tour operators tell everyone that this is the tallest in Los Angeles. It is what it is. Spires count. No one is off topic. No one is trolling. This is a fabulous tower despite the marketing rhetoric.
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Old May 12th, 2016, 09:01 PM   #3194
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Are you aware the colored lights on One Rincon Hill forecast the weather?
Ha! I live in San Francisco's Russian Hill and had no idea the lights on Rincon changed with the weather! That's cool! I wonder if WG will do something similar? It's lights are going to be state of the art.
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Old May 18th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #3197
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Old May 19th, 2016, 02:24 AM   #3198
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