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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #701
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The base.

http://brighamyen.com/wp-content/upl...13/02/wgtt.jpg

Retail area

http://brighamyen.com/wp-content/upl...3/02/A006L.jpg
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #702
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Fantastic news!




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I like spires. When there's something to them. This one is too skinny. A thicker more pronounced spire like the one the ACC would've had, look much better IMO. But I do agree LA needs some spires.

The ACC would be looking sweet right now: Philadelphia Center City Class A vacancies are at 2% now with numerous office-residential conversions putting the squeeze on inventories.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #703
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Looks gorgeous. Elegant, yet monolithic. Only criticism is the spire could perhaps be a bit bigger (in terms of girth).
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #704
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The spire is actually MORE substantial than in the earlier renderings.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:18 AM   #705
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The era of the flat-top in LA is over!

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The Wilshire Grand will also be a gamechanger in the skyline department--it's Downtown's first modern tower to be built without a rooftop helipad, meaning it won't have to have a flat roof. (It'll have a smaller helipad on the sail part.) Downtown's unfortunate shaved-off look is the result of a 1974 fire safety ordinance, but according to Yen, "The change was allowed by the LA Fire Department due to new advances in building technology involving the structure's elevator shafts to be reinforced within a concrete core, which actually elevates the fire safety standard making the building even safer in emergency situations."

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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #706
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Here's the height figure for the spire.

Wilshire Grand Los Angeles, Tallest Skyscraper on West Coast at 1,100 Feet, Will Have a Wicked Sky Lobby for Views Across the City

"...to a 166-foot "glowing glass pediment and spire."... "
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #707
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Old February 8th, 2013, 12:37 AM   #708
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Aw, the stairs.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #709
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Yeah, even in the part under the spire.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:21 AM   #710
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Pretty darn classy.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:25 AM   #711
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i'm liking it
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #712
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Good for LA!
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:18 AM   #713
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Holy damn, those renderings look great. Might become one of my faves under construction in USA. Never cared much for this one until seeing those!
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:42 AM   #714
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ES-PEC-TA-CU-LAR!!! Surpassed my expectations, I'm so excited about this baby.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:55 AM   #715
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Old February 8th, 2013, 05:56 AM   #716
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wow im so happy that LA finally will get a new taller
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:19 AM   #717
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wow im so happy that LA finally will get a new taller
+1 LA and the West Coast have been long overdue for a supertall.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 06:21 AM   #718
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+1 LA and the West Coast have been long overdue for a supertall.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 01:49 PM   #719
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Great design. The crown looks spectacular. Well done.
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Old February 8th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #720
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Aw, the stairs.
I'm liking those stairs (stairway to heaven?). I hope they are accessible to the public.
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