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Old August 16th, 2010, 11:07 AM   #61
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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.
they recently released the environmental draft report and its stated that it cant be taller than 1250ft. if that helps.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #62
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This needs to be moved. The official height is 1,250 ft for the taller tower and 750 ft for the shorter tower.
















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Old August 16th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #63
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Wow, this is great!
What does that M.S.L. stand for in the hight?
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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:53 AM   #64
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Mean Sea Level. It's the height above the average sea level.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 01:58 AM   #65
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Thanks, Soup! I'm hoping this thing gets off the ground soon !

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Old August 17th, 2010, 02:43 AM   #66
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A supertall? Sounds great!
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Old August 17th, 2010, 07:32 AM   #67
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This would de-throne the US Bank tower as the tallest building in the west, or west of Chicago.

Hope it gets going soon.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:18 AM   #68
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About time LA gets a supertall...can't wait
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Old August 17th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #69
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BTW, this should be in the Super tall section, not here.
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Old August 17th, 2010, 08:03 PM   #70
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About time LA gets a supertall...can't wait
We already have one. We might be getting another one.

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Old August 17th, 2010, 10:51 PM   #71
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ups sorry got ahead of myself well one more supertall won't hurt
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #72
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When the diagrams say "Max Height," does that mean maximum possible (meaning reducible) height for the proposal, or is that the definite proposed height? How close is this project to approval of this proposed height?

Also, with the "helistop" (never heard that word before) proposed at 1090 feet, and facade elements rising past even that point, It looks like the Library Tower would lose the highest helipad title, and be beaten out in rooftop height by more than just a spire, too. Los Angeles could have a new structurally tallest building, not just an aesthetically tallest!
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Old August 18th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #73
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Wow ,Terrific!!
this will be rich Urban-Development Project in LA,Promoting Upgrading of the LA Skylines.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #74
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about time we got a new building to top US Bank. better put in a transfer to that building when its built.
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This building looks like it would make an excellent addition to Los Angeles skyline from a distance. My only beef is with the giant LA letters on the top floors of the building. I mean, yes, we all know it's LA. If this does get built, I hope those letters aren't there. They scream Vegas tackiness to me.
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Old August 18th, 2010, 11:45 PM   #76
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I think those LA letters on the buildings are just a place marker. They are proposing to have lighted advertisements where the LA is. Not that that is any better.
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That would suck. I could see some special lighting scheme at the top to accentuate the angles, but keep the Jumbotrons at the base of the building, if there are any.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:35 AM   #78
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that's the plan, and most of us are not crazy about it.


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When the diagrams say "Max Height," does that mean maximum possible (meaning reducible) height for the proposal, or is that the definite proposed height? How close is this project to approval of this proposed height?

Also, with the "helistop" (never heard that word before) proposed at 1090 feet, and facade elements rising past even that point, It looks like the Library Tower would lose the highest helipad title, and be beaten out in rooftop height by more than just a spire, too. Los Angeles could have a new structurally tallest building, not just an aesthetically tallest!
I believe that that maximum height is what the designer/architect has to work with, meaning yes, thats the maximum possible height, as you said. I hope they don't reduce it.

Los Angeles has a peculiar ordinance that ALL highrises/skyscrapers MUST have a Helipad for emergency evacuations (I suspect it has something to do with the AON Building fire in the '80's).

Therefore, LA lacks edifices with spires and ornate spikes and so forth. Most all are flat topped and boring, till the US Bank Building (Library Tower) came and gave us that wonderful crown. The US Bank Tower measure 1018' I believe, so this new one will surpass it by quite a bit.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:36 AM   #79
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I thought that ordinance required flat tops unless there was a helipad.
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Old August 19th, 2010, 03:42 AM   #80
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The skyline will be for ever altered and the "center' focus of downtown shifted drastically.



YES!! BUILD IT!!!!! NOW!
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