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Old September 3rd, 2016, 07:32 PM   #3541
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Wilshire Grand has officially topped out this morning at 1,100 feet.

Photos from the highly active DTLA Development page on Facebook.

Photo courtesy of Ernie Pearl.


Photos courtesy of Fred Chang and Hunter.












And there we have it.





All things considered it was a rather big jump. The spire is A LOT taller than I thought it would be. And it looks like they've finished cladding as well! Congratulations LA, you have a new tallest
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 10:19 PM   #3542
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Wow, congrats LA! When they light that crown and spire, this building will be something else. Can't wait to see it complete at night.
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 10:31 PM   #3543
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T/O !! Always a reason to celebrate. I hope to visit you some day L.A.
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 11:29 PM   #3544
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 11:31 PM   #3545
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The Wilshire Grand Tower is now the OFFICIAL TALLEST BUILDING IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, LOS ANGELES METROPOLITAN AREA, AND THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!!!!



It also makes DTLA way more beautiful, ultra-modern, and futuristic.

Congratulations!! My favorite building is at 95% completed.
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Old September 3rd, 2016, 11:57 PM   #3546
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Great building, opens a new era in LA, hope this brings another bigger, perhaps a 1600ft? LA deserves one.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #3547
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It feels like yesterday when this building was just a stump of concrete jutting out of the ground. Congrats LA
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Old September 4th, 2016, 01:29 AM   #3548
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Old September 4th, 2016, 08:42 AM   #3549
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Congrats LA! 4th city in the US to have two or more supertalls.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 03:10 PM   #3550
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Old September 4th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #3551
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*cries of happiness*
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Old September 4th, 2016, 07:34 PM   #3552
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I want those!! How tall are these?
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Old September 4th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #3553
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Great building, opens a new era in LA, hope this brings another bigger, perhaps a 1600ft? LA deserves one.
This would be amazing, but I wouldn't hold my breath for anything significantly taller than WG for a long time. There's a reason it's now the tallest skyscraper built in an active earthquake zone -- the engineering challenges are extreme, and extremely expensive. We can certainly expect more towers on the scale of Wilshire Grand, Salesforce Tower, Gran Torre, or even larger like Tokyo's Tokiwabashi District Redevelopment, but I would be surprised to see anything taller than ~1250 ft. in the near future.

The again, if the last decade or so is any indication, the state of highrise engineering is constantly moving forward -- just consider the Burj Khalifa, or any of the ultra-thin supertalls going up in New York, neither of which any sane person would have predicted as recently as the late 20th Century. And the fact that Tokyo Sky Tree exists blows my mind, so there are definitely lessons to be learned from that tower's earthquake safety profile that could hopefully be applied to a traditional skyscraper. So I will happily be proven wrong.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #3554
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Congrats LA! 4th city in the US to have two or more supertalls.
If you are referencing the 3rd as being Houston, then the spire on One Shell Plaza should put the whole WG spire debate to rest.

It's literally a 300' antenna plopped on top of a box.
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Old September 4th, 2016, 09:32 PM   #3555
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If you are referencing the 3rd as being Houston, then the spire on One Shell Plaza should put the whole WG spire debate to rest.

It's literally a 300' antenna plopped on top of a box.
Houston has two supertalls, neither of them being One Shell Plaza which is 714': JP Morgan Chase Tower at 305m to the roof, and Wells Fargo Bank Plaza at 302m to the roof.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 05:57 AM   #3556
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Way to go LA! Well done!

Now, can anyone explain to me why there was a christmas tree on that last lift with the spire along with the flag?
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Old September 5th, 2016, 06:06 AM   #3557
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Way to go LA! Well done!

Now, can anyone explain to me why there was a christmas tree on that last lift with the spire along with the flag?
The tree is a traditional symbol indicating the building has been topped out.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 06:40 AM   #3558
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The again, if the last decade or so is any indication, the state of highrise engineering is constantly moving forward -- just consider the Burj Khalifa, or any of the ultra-thin supertalls going up in New York, neither of which any sane person would have predicted as recently as the late 20th Century. And the fact that Tokyo Sky Tree exists blows my mind, so there are definitely lessons to be learned from that tower's earthquake safety profile that could hopefully be applied to a traditional skyscraper. So I will happily be proven wrong.
I hope you're right, but if floor area is any indication, these newer large buildings are quite inefficient in total building size to leasable area. No traditional tower (bar multi tower - abraj etc) seems to be able to get far beyond 4 million sq ft, no matter how tall or how many floors. If anything there seems to be overzealous over engineering compare to say Sears or original WTC. And the exceptionally tall (bk and JT) forget about it. Ratio of cost, materials, engineering to use is very high.

No hate, the architecture is stunning and makes a strong statement, but it is a lot of input per capita use.



Eek, not even the top floor and anything substaintial on WG is below the horizon.

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Old September 5th, 2016, 07:35 AM   #3559
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I hope you're right, but if floor area is any indication, these newer large buildings are quite inefficient in total building size to leasable area. No traditional tower (bar multi tower - abraj etc) seems to be able to get far beyond 4 million sq ft, no matter how tall or how many floors. If anything there seems to be overzealous over engineering compare to say Sears or original WTC. And the exceptionally tall (bk and JT) forget about it. Ratio of cost, materials, engineering to use is very high.

No hate, the architecture is stunning and makes a strong statement, but it is a lot of input per capita use.



Eek, not even the top floor and anything substaintial on WG is below the horizon.

The US Bank Tower is on a hill, which makes it look exaggerated.
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Old September 5th, 2016, 07:52 AM   #3560
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Eek, not even the top floor and anything substaintial on WG is below the horizon.

Sometimes I think that smiley was made specifically for this building
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