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Old January 3rd, 2010, 10:14 AM   #41
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This tower is amazing!!
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Old January 4th, 2010, 03:09 AM   #42
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I see I don't have to say it looks like bank of america since already been said nice overall design.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 06:37 PM   #43
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oooh i like this!!!
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Old January 5th, 2010, 09:23 PM   #44
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I love it. Great addition to the skyline.
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:02 PM   #45
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just to keep you guys informed and that the project is not dead:

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[B]Korean Air Chairman Says City Could Move Faster on Wilshire Grand Project[B]

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Redevelopment of the Wilshire Grand hotel site with a pair of high-rise towers is moving forward, but the head of property-owner Korean Air today told a Downtown audience that the city could be doing more to speed up the project.

"We would like to see the development process go a little quicker," said Y. H. Cho, the airline's Chairman. "We understand that balancing the city budget is a priority at this time. But your city leaders must not let today’s challenges slow down tomorrow’s gains."

Budget issues and the City's early retirement program have left the Planning Department extremely understaffed, with only a few people in key approval positions such as Zoning Administrator.

Cho's remarks at Town Hall L.A. came nearly one year after the project was first announced. The 1952 hotel will be replaced by a pair of high-rises, one a 65-story office tower and the other a 560-room luxury hotel with a condo component.

The design will include a park space, Cho said. He emphasized the towers' green design and promised to exceed Green Building Council standards.

The 1952 Statler hotel was Downtown's finest, but Cho said its time has passed.

"For everything there is a season, and this grand hotel’s season has come to an end," he said. "The building’s infrastructure is obsolete and the rooms don’t work anymore."

A timetable for the hotel's closing has not been set, and will depend on the city's permitting process.

http://www.blogdowntown.com/2010/03/...ity-could-move
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Old March 30th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #46
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just to keep you guys informed and that the project is not dead:

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[B]Korean Air Chairman Says City Could Move Faster on Wilshire Grand Project[B]

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Redevelopment of the Wilshire Grand hotel site with a pair of high-rise towers is moving forward, but the head of property-owner Korean Air today told a Downtown audience that the city could be doing more to speed up the project.

"We would like to see the development process go a little quicker," said Y. H. Cho, the airline's Chairman. "We understand that balancing the city budget is a priority at this time. But your city leaders must not let today’s challenges slow down tomorrow’s gains."

Budget issues and the City's early retirement program have left the Planning Department extremely understaffed, with only a few people in key approval positions such as Zoning Administrator.

Cho's remarks at Town Hall L.A. came nearly one year after the project was first announced. The 1952 hotel will be replaced by a pair of high-rises, one a 65-story office tower and the other a 560-room luxury hotel with a condo component.

The design will include a park space, Cho said. He emphasized the towers' green design and promised to exceed Green Building Council standards.

The 1952 Statler hotel was Downtown's finest, but Cho said its time has passed.

"For everything there is a season, and this grand hotel’s season has come to an end," he said. "The building’s infrastructure is obsolete and the rooms don’t work anymore."

A timetable for the hotel's closing has not been set, and will depend on the city's permitting process.

http://www.blogdowntown.com/2010/03/...ity-could-move
Great news.I already saw this related news.Hanjin Group(Korean Developer) will operate Wilshire Grand Redevelopment of the LA in 2011 year.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #47
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So this project is scheduled to start in 2011?
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So this project is scheduled to start in 2011?
Yeap! I heard Wilshire Grand LA Hotel Redevelopment will operate in 2011 Year via Local Korean Press.

Hanjin Group will invest their Capital to Redevelopment projet.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:02 PM   #49
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Has there been any word on the height of this tower? I've only seen the generic "1,000ft." figure bandied about.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:03 PM   #50
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Another information

Do you know LA Wilshire-Grand Hotel is operated by korean?

through Websites(http://www.wilshiregrand.com/Index.aspx),I knew a part Company of Hanjin Group(Korean Air) manages right of this Hotel's Authority.

So,Developer is Korean-Air based Korean Local Developer.. Recent(one month ago),CEO of Managing Company(Hanjin Group CEO-yang ho Cho) visited LA Wilshire Grand Hotel,he said Redevelopment of this hotel will operate in 2011.
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Old April 29th, 2010, 07:16 PM   #51
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More information by LA Meeting-'Plans, Cranes and change'

From Radiokorea press(March 26th)



이자리에서 조양호 회장은 대한항공의 비전과
LA 국제공항의 중요성 그리고 현재 가장 큰 관심사인
다운타운 윌셔 그랜드 프로젝트를 소개했습니다.

조양호 회장은
현재 LA 다운타운 윌셔와 피겨로아에 재개발될
40층짜리 호텔과 65층짜리 오피스 빌딩이
LA 지역에 경기침체 돌파구가 될 것으로 전망했습니다.

총 10억달러가 투입으로 2016년 완공을 목표로
내년부터 본격적인 공사에 들어갈 윌셔그랜드 프로젝트는
주류사회에 비상한 관심을 끌어모으고 있습니다.

다운타운의 스카이라인을 바꿀 뿐만아니라
건축부문의 일자리 8천개가 새로 생기고,
영구직 일자리가 4천개 창출될 것으로 추산돼
침체된 지역 경제에 탄력을 불어넣을것이란 기대 때문입니다.

In Town Hall LA (Meeting of Korean Air),He said 'LA Wilshire Grand Redevelopment Project(40+65 stories Landmark)' will operate in 2011 and complete in 2016 year.
and invest a billion dollars,and will be good Effect in LA's Economy and Lifestyle.

Location-Wilshire-Piguroa Street
Developer-Hanjin Group
Architects-AC Martin Partners-David Martin
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Cool. Thanks for the info korea2002.
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Cool. Thanks for the info korea2002.

Whlshire Grand Hotel Redevelopment-AC Martin Partners

http://www.acmartin.com/acmartin_WilshireGrand.html
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Old May 2nd, 2010, 04:17 AM   #54
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LA and London are two cities that lacked many skyscrapers until recently but are getting lots of amazing ones. This is beautiful.
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Old August 5th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #55
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Ok...getting a bit more excited about this now.

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n a move that would dramatically change the downtown skyline, the developers of the proposed AC Martin-designed Wilshire Grand project are asking for the creation of a new sign district in the Financial District, one that would ultimately allow them to swath large parts of their two towers in LA Live-like electronic advertising. Think: Scrolling, blinking and animated images emitting off a 65-story tower and a 45-story tower. Not only would this style of digital advertising on two tall towers be unprecedented in LA, but it would also essentially extend the path of LA Live, bringing the buzz-y style that defines that district towards the Financial District. So what to think? On the one hand, oooh, Tokyo-style animated fun, electronic art lighting up the sky. On the other hand, it's a scenario of giant digital Charmin ads blinking down at drivers stuck in traffic on the 101 Freeway.
Last year, Hanjin International Corporation and Thomas Partners announced their plans to knock down the aging Wilshire Grand hotel. According to the recently published draft EIR for the project, the new Wilshire Grand (no name yet) will offer 560 hotel rooms or condo-hotel rooms, and 1.5 million square of office space in two towers, all in a 65-tower building and a 45-tower building.

Renderings show examples of what this project would look like both with and without digital signs. (Billboards and supergraphics are banned in this section of the city.) From a logistical point of view, the lights would be affixed on sections below each window. Each section of the building would allow for different types of electronic signage (be it animated or scolling, for example). In some ways, the proposal is similar in style to Sonny Astani's proposed Blade Runner wall he wanted to create for his first Concerto project (though this looks to be far more comprehensive in terms of pure signage area).

And here's the definition of what type of signage could be included, per the EIR. "...large-scale animated and static signs designed to convey a business, product, service, profession, commodity, activity, event, person, institution, brand, or any other commercial or noncommercial message, including Changeable Copy Signs (to be utilized for a scrolling news ribbon) and Integral Electronic Display Signs. Architectural lighting could also comprise any part of the signage program."

And the draft EIR acknowledges the radical way the signage transform this neighborhood. From the report: "These elements would change the existing character of the area, creating a significant impact. Therefore, it is conservatively concluded that the change in visual character would be substantial and impacts associated with signage would be significant."

So how will the city react? As for the requested sign district, creating new sign districts is never simple, according to Dennis Hathaway, president of the Coalition to Ban Billboard Blight. One of the problems the Planning Department has faced is when sign districts are created for single development, says Hathaway. "The Planning Department and members of the Planing Commission have said that they want to make sure to tighten up sign district provisions so sign districts wouldn't be created for a single project. This is completely anti-ethical [to that notion]." With the creation of this new sign district, another developer in the area could request the same type of signage for his or her own building.

In regards to specific questions about the project, Thomas Properties Group issued the following statement: "TPG has submitted a request for a Supplemental Use District for the Wilshire Grand project. An SUD allows the city to approve a comprehensive signage program for a particular geographic area. The TPG proposal includes way finding, tenant and building identification signage as well as advertising signage, though it specifically prohibits super graphics. The program is fully described in the project description section of the DEIR."

Construction on the Wilshire Grand project is anticipated to commence in 2011, with full occupancy to occur by 2020, according to the report. Two days ago, the Downtown News reported the developer is seeking a tax break for this project.
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Wow...those proposed skyline shots are great. LA needs these towers. Downtown LA is mostly flat-topped buildings, so the spire will really add some variety. Significant skyscraper development news has been lacking in California for the last few years, so I hope this continues forward.
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Can't wait till construction begins. Shouldn't this be in the supertall section? The tower will stand higher than the US bank tower with the spire.
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Can't wait till construction begins. Shouldn't this be in the supertall section? The tower will stand higher than the US bank tower with the spire.
No one knows the offical height yet. But rumors put it at exactly 1,000 feet tall (including spire).
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This proposal is getting more and more awesome.

Those renderings showing the towers from the north make it look significantly taller than the US Bank Tower... We can only hope!
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Wow great looking project lets hope it will get build asap
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