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Old January 16th, 2014, 04:18 AM   #1241
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Considering that Los Angeles has practically NO buildings at all with Spires on them ... having one would be a nice change of pace.

Not that you'd want the city skyline littered with spires, but ... one is a refreshing difference I think.
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Old January 16th, 2014, 09:32 PM   #1242
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That second tower crane looks like it's positioned for the lowrise section of the project.
Exactly my thought, I think the second crane for the tower will be a core climber. Actually now that look at it closer this second crane may go up with the tower also, I can't see how close it's positioned to the tower footprint, if it's close enough for tower outriggers to attach to the building, this one may go up with the tower also, won't need a core crane if the forms are self jacking hydrolic type, there also may be two concrete pumps, as the core is more elongated than usual.
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Old January 18th, 2014, 02:48 AM   #1243
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Wilshire Grand Tower's latest construction pics...

Here are pics of the Wilshire Grand Tower construction I took today on 17 Jan 2014.

There seems to be another crane truss on the ground, so that one might be going up soon as well. Also, saw many of the workers preparing for the concrete pour slated for next month.

Can't wait to see this rising off the 110 Harbor Fwy...


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Old January 18th, 2014, 11:54 PM   #1244
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From the way those walls are marked, it must be hard to get a job as a construction worker if you're colorblind.
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Old January 19th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #1245
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Drove by the site again today on my way to Redondo Beach. The secondary stationary crane cabin now has the truss arm attached to it (from the one laying on the ground yesterday - see pics above). The airspace above the site is looking quite busy now...
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Old January 20th, 2014, 01:57 AM   #1246
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Old January 20th, 2014, 01:58 AM   #1247
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Someone inside the construction site took some nice closeup videos 3 days ago.





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Old January 20th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #1248
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Wow this is definately gonna be a masssive pour.
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Old January 20th, 2014, 01:44 PM   #1249
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Wow this is definately gonna be a masssive pour.
yes, that slab is at least 3 meter thick. Could be quite a bit more actually. Impressive.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 08:30 AM   #1250
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 02:20 AM   #1251
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From GlobeSt.com...

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Wilshire Grand Finally Breaks Ground

ByKelsi Maree Borland | Los Angeles

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The Wilshire Grand hotel will be the largest structure on the West Coast, standing 73 stories tall.

LOS ANGELES-After a long wait, the highly anticipated $1.1 billion Wilshire Grand hotel development in Downtown Los Angeles will begin construction on February 15. When it does, it will simultaneously break the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest continuous concrete pour. The event will take place over a weekend with a ground breaking and record-breaking ceremony.

To break the world record, developers will pour 2,120 truckloads, or 21,000 cubic square feet, of concrete to form the building's foundation. In total, the concrete for the foundation will weigh 82 million pounds.

At the recent Downtown Los Angeles: Opportunity Knocks conference, Chris Martin, the CEO of AC Martin Development and Martin Project Management who is leading the development project, revealed details about the hotel. Once complete, the hotel will be the largest structure in the Western US at 73 stories and 1,100 feet tall. It will feature 900 hotel rooms as well as retail and office space.

The building layout was one of the most interesting details of the development revealed by Martin. The hotel lobby will be on the top floor. To reach the lobby, guests will take a 40 to 50 second elevator ride to the top story. “We figured guests would want to get to the common areas on the top floors, so we thought, why not take them right there,” said Martin at the event.

Martin and Y.H. Cho, chairman and CEO of Korean Air will join city leaders and the Guinness Book adjudicator for the ground-breaking ceremony, which will begin with a celebratory parade led by the USC marching band.
http://www.globest.com/news/12_778/l...rd-341829.html

By the way, for those that may not know, CEO Y.H. of Korean Air is a graduate of USC, earning an MBA back in 1979. Very symbolic for the USC marching band to be participating in this. It will really show a strong positive image of their Alumni members, which USC already has...
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 02:23 AM   #1252
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...21,000 cubic square feet...

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LOL, I guess they're so excited they're measuring in 5 dimensions.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:12 AM   #1253
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LOL, I guess they're so excited they're measuring in 5 dimensions.
Good catch.

I double-checked the article and that's what it states...
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:17 AM   #1254
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 01:27 PM   #1255
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Biggest pour ever? The Market hall in Rotterdam had a 3 day continuous pour of 14000 m3 (half a million cubic feet) for its foundations.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:20 PM   #1256
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Considering that Los Angeles has practically NO buildings at all with Spires on them ... having one would be a nice change of pace.

Not that you'd want the city skyline littered with spires, but ... one is a refreshing difference I think.
LA has a very good law stating that buildings over a certain height (7 floors? ... higher than a fire ladder can reach) must have a helicopter landing pad. It's there for emergencies. Think "Towering Inferno" or "Die Hard."

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:26 PM   #1257
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I cannot wait to visit L.A.

I'm going there in March of this year!
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 04:52 PM   #1258
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I cannot wait to visit L.A.

I'm going there in March of this year!
I had the opportunity to live there for a little while and I can say that its the most original western city in the world. When you are in LA, everything seems different. Unlike NYC, London, Paris or San Francisco where you feel sometimes "almost" at home when visiting, LA is a unique megalopolis.

It would be too long to explain why, but mainly, as soon as you enter the city you realize that it didn't follow the classical pattern used to develop a conurbation in the rest of the western world.

Besides the weather is perfect, the landscape surrounding the city is gorgeous, there are great beaches and the westside of the city (county) is sumptuous.

Unfortunately for me, when I was there, Downtown LA, if beautiful as seen from the highway, was not as lively as it is today and I didn't take enough time to visit it.

It seems that now, a lot has changed and this new beautiful and futurisitic tower will enhance it even more.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 06:58 PM   #1259
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I'm going to LA on Friday, going to make it a point to see what I can see at the Wilshire
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Old January 23rd, 2014, 05:22 AM   #1260
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