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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:44 PM   #621
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In this unofficial render it looks far smaller than that in my opinion.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 06:38 AM   #622
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Folks. I can hardly believe that being just a few feet from obtaining the title of tallest building in LA and west of Chicago, that they wont do it. It's inconceivable. it's un-American .
I'm with you kenni this is bullshit!!!
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Old November 14th, 2012, 07:10 AM   #623
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Folks. I can hardly believe that being just a few feet from obtaining the title of tallest building in LA and west of Chicago, that they wont do it. It's inconceivable. it's un-American .
Actually, the developers are Korean. Nevertheless, I believe the U. S. Bank Tower is Japanese-owned so it should be some incentive to build the tallest.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 09:20 AM   #624
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Anyways, I have some news regarding the Wilshire Grand tower. The highest inhabitable floor of the tower will not make this the tallest tower in the city. However, assuming all goes according to plan with the city and fire department signing off on this (and it's looking like it will), the spire will push this building to be the new tallest tower in the city at 1100'
Meaning, the roof will probably be between 800-900 feet, with the crown finishing it along with the last bit being the spire at the 1100 mark.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #625
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Meaning, the roof will probably be between 800-900 feet, with the crown finishing it along with the last bit being the spire at the 1100 mark.
im not digging it, i believe the 70th floor will hover in the 900 - 1000 ft mark, with the crown boosting it to 1,100 ft.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 02:27 PM   #626
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Meaning, the roof will probably be between 800-900 feet, with the crown finishing it along with the last bit being the spire at the 1100 mark.

The roof will likely be higher than that, look at it compared to AON center (858') in the renderings
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Old November 16th, 2012, 10:04 PM   #627
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Actually, the developers are Korean. Nevertheless, I believe the U. S. Bank Tower is Japanese-owned so it should be some incentive to build the tallest.
I know that silly. I didn't mean "American" as in the developers.
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Old November 18th, 2012, 12:26 AM   #628
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im not digging it, i believe the 70th floor will hover in the 900 - 1000 ft mark, with the crown boosting it to 1,100 ft.
Well his source apparently claimed that the Spire will boost it to the 1,100 mark. The crown will probably top it off at 1,000 or in that area. We are going to be having another WTC spire height debate but in our own city
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Old November 18th, 2012, 01:25 AM   #629
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Demo progress. Not much going on on the Fig side. I didn't bother to look at Francisco St. side 'cause I was in a bit of a hurry.

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Old November 18th, 2012, 07:41 AM   #630
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So is this tower going to be 1100 feet (335 m)? Is it confirmed or just rumors..
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Old November 20th, 2012, 07:56 AM   #631
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So is this tower going to be 1100 feet (335 m)? Is it confirmed or just rumors..
Not confirmed; information came from another poster on SSP who discussed the project with an executive from AC Martin.

Currently, the Los Angeles building code requires most new high rises to have rooftop helipads. The current design for the Wilshire Grand features no helipad, and thus needs to receive special permission from the city and LAFD (which the project is likely to get, according to the source at AC Martin).

I did exchange e-mails with a representative from the project a few weeks ago who told me that the finished tower was expected to be "slightly lower," than the maximum 1,250 feet it was approved for. She also mentioned that they were still progressing with the design, and would be able to a more concrete answer in the near future.

Based on that, I'd guess that they're waiting for approval on going sans helipad before providing more concrete information about how tall it will be.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 03:00 AM   #632
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THE SKY IS THE LIMIT

http://www.wilshiregrandcenter.com/

New website is up, but still without accurate info regarding height and rank.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:37 AM   #633
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They are still announcing it as the second tallest in L.A. and in this picture, taken from their website, you can see it compared to the Library Tower.
seems a little bit lower, but with taller spire.
Notice that is a virtual model, not a rendering inserted in a photography of the city, so it is more accurate since it has the actual height of the buildings.


And in this other compared to AON Center




Another picture, completely obscuring the Library Tower

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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:39 AM   #634
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It's one thing to imagine that 'second tallest' is just sloppy reporting predicated on floor height, not absolute height. But when the developer advertises 'second tallest' on its own website ... I begin to lose a little hope for a new tallest.
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Old December 1st, 2012, 08:17 AM   #635
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It's one thing to imagine that 'second tallest' is just sloppy reporting predicated on floor height, not absolute height. But when the developer advertises 'second tallest' on its own website ... I begin to lose a little hope for a new tallest.
don't lose hope, the designs are still in the making, i think they are advertising that its the 2nd because of floors, and if not only because it is clearly going to be taller than the Aon center. i still think the crown will be around 1,100 ft tall.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 07:23 PM   #636
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On my way to the LA Auto Show yesterday (which was extremely fun), I Instagramed a pic of the Wilshire Grand from Francisco Street where progress is much more impactful.

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Old December 4th, 2012, 07:08 AM   #637
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I think it would look better without the spire. I can see them being able to create a helipad (assuming LAFD wants them to build one) by widening the "fin" at the top of the tower and placing it on top of there. Either way though, the spire will be a waste of valuable air rights. Right now I'd say this tower's roof height will be anywhere between 950 and 1100 ft.
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And remember Library Tower is at the top of a hill
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Old December 5th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #639
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And remember Library Tower is at the top of a hill
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #640
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judging from the AON center I would say this thing is 920' to the roof, 980' to the crown and maybe 1100' to the pinnacle. Alright for LA, but nothing super, it is a cool looking building though.
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