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Old November 2nd, 2016, 12:42 AM   #3801
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Totally OT, but how tall will those buildings on the right rise to? LA looks amazing in the pic. WG definitely uplifted the skyline and gave it a more modern look.
To the right of Wilshire Grand, in the photograph quoted, are a number of complexes under construction. The height of the tallest building in the Metropolis complex is not known for sure, but is listed by one source as 647 feet. Just to the right of Metropolis, the tallest of the Oceanwide complex will be 677 ft. Another building (Olympic Tower) in the same general area, not yet under construction, may be about 740 ft.
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 03:11 AM   #3802
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Very interesting tower !
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Old November 2nd, 2016, 10:02 PM   #3803
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 12:19 PM   #3804
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Old November 4th, 2016, 10:29 PM   #3805
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Old November 5th, 2016, 01:14 AM   #3806
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still a weak skyline for the size of the city. Building Looks great btw.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #3807
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still a weak skyline for the size of the city. Building Looks great btw.
The size of the city has nothing to do with the skyline, particularly in LA's case where a vast network of suburbs and conjoined cities make a dominating CBD pointless.

Phoenix is the same. Vast cityscape, over 4 million in the metro area, pretty squat and compact CBD.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 02:32 AM   #3808
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still a weak skyline for the size of the city. Building Looks great btw.
Yeah, I tend to agree, although there are a few angles from which it really does look substantial.

It's going to be a pretty different story though, once the many South Park towers start rising and filling in the current gap between the FiDi cluster, the Ritz-Carlton, and the AT&T Building (I still can't bring myself to call it the USC building). It could grow even further to the South if the embattled Reef development gets going, and now if those Herzon & de Mueron towers rise in the Arts District, it could set a precedent that will extend the skyline Eastward as well.

Visually, the DTLA skyline will basically double in width in the next couple years, if not even more. Unfortunately, the reality of building in such an active seismic zone means we're not likely to build much taller than the US Bank/Wilshire Grand, but it will still become pretty impressive in its own way.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 03:11 AM   #3809
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still a weak skyline for the size of the city. Building Looks great btw.
Yeah, like all those dramatic skylines in London, Paris, Cairo, etc.
A skyline doesn't make a city, its a symptom of a city, and not a consistent one.



Consider this as well. LA has 4 substantial skylines within city limits. Downtown of course, Century City/Millionaires Mile, Wilshire Blvd District, and Hollywood. Not to mention the Ventura Blvd corridor.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 04:10 AM   #3810
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To understand why LA's skyline isn't massive like Manhattan or Chicago's, you have to look at it's topography and history (transportation, height limits, suburbs, "white flight", etc.).
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Old November 5th, 2016, 05:45 AM   #3811
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We find ourselves explaining that so many times . LA is unique in that it developed not one, but multiple "Downtowns", because of the sheer distances.

If we were to combine them, it would be formidable....but Downtown is growing...it'll get there.

Century City, West LA, Wilshire Corridor.


Hollywood and Koreatown.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 11:59 AM   #3812
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Old November 5th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #3813
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We find ourselves explaining that so many times . LA is unique in that it developed not one, but multiple "Downtowns", because of the sheer distances.

If we were to combine them, it would be formidable....but Downtown is growing...it'll get there.

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I love those panoramic views. LA is just huge.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 08:26 PM   #3814
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Wilshire Grand complements its surroundings well. It actually enhances LA's skyline. Can't wait to see how LA skyline will look when it's fully completed.
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Old November 5th, 2016, 11:23 PM   #3815
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what is the reason that so less highrise appartments exist in L.A.?
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Old November 6th, 2016, 01:55 AM   #3816
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Wilshire Grand complements its surroundings well. It actually enhances LA's skyline. Can't wait to see how LA skyline will look when it's fully completed.
Well, it is already completed, at least to the effects of the impact on the skyline. It's been topped out, got its spire and "the sail" has its glass, what you see is what you get. Only interior work left to be done.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 03:33 PM   #3817
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Old November 7th, 2016, 05:47 PM   #3818
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We find ourselves explaining that so many times . LA is unique in that it developed not one, but multiple "Downtowns", because of the sheer distances.

If we were to combine them, it would be formidable....but Downtown is growing...it'll get there.
Yep! From some angles the LA sprawl can look pretty impressive. Here's a youtube still I grabbed that I think does that:



(wilshire grand is poking its head above the Aon tower during construction, this looks to be around Christmas 2015)

This is from a video from youtube user Michael Shainblum:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlXJ5pgI84g

Great video, worth a view!

You can see the line of development along Wilshire and downtown Hollywood in the distance. And like Kenni says, we're building and we'll get there
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Old November 7th, 2016, 06:00 PM   #3819
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still a weak skyline for the size of the city. Building Looks great btw.
Try Paris, London, Berlin if you want weak skylines. And great cities. Amsterdam, Rome, etc.

Not sure what you had in mind. Miami and Houston? Let's say great skylines, mediocre cities.
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Old November 7th, 2016, 07:51 PM   #3820
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Try Paris, London, Berlin if you want weak skylines. And great cities. Amsterdam, Rome, etc.

Not sure what you had in mind. Miami and Houston? Let's say great skylines, mediocre cities.
I was comparing it with NYC cause L.A. is the second biggest City in the states.
btw. Londons Skyline develops massively right now. one question that is still not being answered:
Why exist so less highrise appartement buildings?
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