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Old February 4th, 2014, 12:55 AM   #1281
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No pictures of the big concrete pour two weeks ago??
There was no concrete pour two weeks ago. That's scheduled for Feb. 15th.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:33 AM   #1282
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Maybe it's because Louisiana's abreviation is LA lol. I'm more attached to NYC tbh but that's probably because I am much closer geographically and have been there many more times then the one time I went to LA. I am excited to see this building rise and I love how it looks in that render
Maybe because your town york and New York, share the same name... LOL
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Old February 4th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #1283
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Lol that could be true. Especially because York's highest building is only 160 ft

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Old February 4th, 2014, 06:26 AM   #1284
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Ohh I thought the pour was for this past weekend. Mea culpa
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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:54 AM   #1285
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Does anyone have a progress diagram of what they are doing down there?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 01:54 PM   #1286
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Sorry, I don't know L.A. very well. How far is this from Disney concert hall?
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Old February 4th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #1287
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Sorry, I don't know L.A. very well. How far is this from Disney concert hall?
Not close

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Old February 4th, 2014, 11:32 PM   #1288
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Sorry, I don't know L.A. very well. How far is this from Disney concert hall?
Wilshire Grand is at 7th St, Disney is at 2nd St., both on Figueroa. But they are longish blocks so it is a long walk. Easier to take the subway from 1st and Hill one stop to 7th St/Metro.
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Old February 4th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #1289
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Oops. Didn't see ElDudarinodotcom,s photo above my post. Gives you a better visual!


And Disney is on Grand not Figueroa. Getting forgetful…...

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Old February 4th, 2014, 11:38 PM   #1290
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So how big will this concrete pour be?


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Old February 4th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #1291
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Thanks kindly to both of you.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 03:59 AM   #1292
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Oops. Didn't see ElDudarinodotcom,s photo above my post. Gives you a better visual!


And Disney is on Grand not Figueroa. Getting forgetful…...
I was going to say...
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Old February 5th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #1293
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Sorry, I don't know L.A. very well. How far is this from Disney concert hall?
It's walkable but not close. There is no easy way to get to the Disney Hall. You could take the Bunker Hill steps.



The subway stop is a block away (1st and Hill).

Or if you want a work out, walk up Grand Ave. It's a long, steep climb up to the top of Bunker Hill.
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Old February 5th, 2014, 07:54 PM   #1294
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Just don't jaywalk in downtown LA ... they'll write you a ticket and it'll cost you 200 bucks.

(Its ridiculous)
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Old February 6th, 2014, 04:12 AM   #1295
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It's walkable but not close. There is no easy way to get to the Disney Hall. You could take the Bunker Hill steps.



The subway stop is a block away (1st and Hill).

Or if you want a work out, walk up Grand Ave. It's a long, steep climb up to the top of Bunker Hill.
Known as the Spanish Steps, an homage to the ones in Italy.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 07:48 AM   #1296
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Tallest building in western U.S. to start with big pour

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After spending more than a year demolishing the old hotel on the site and digging a 100-foot hole for the building's footings, architect and project manager Chris Martin says workers plan to pour the concrete foundation in one huge effort Feb. 15.

The project will attempt to set a Guinness World Record with the largest continuous concrete pour ever, Martin said. More than 2,100 truckloads will deliver 21,200 cubic yards of concrete weighing 82 million pounds.

The parade of concrete trucks will be led to the site by the University of Southern California marching band and a gaggle of local dignitaries who will mark the construction milestone with developers.

Pouring the massive amount of concrete at once allows workers to save several weeks' time over a more normal, slower pour, Martin said, and will yield one solid, connected foundation rather than requiring mechanical connections between sections.

But pouring so much concrete at once has its downsides, mainly heat created by chemical reactions inherent to the process. To keep the concrete from overheating, which could cause the concrete to crack and ruin, workers have installed 19 miles of refrigeration piping amid the foundation's steel reinforcement that will cool the process.

"We've gotten experts from all over the world to advise us on this,'' says Martin, a third-generation architect whose grandfather designed City Hall in the 1920s.

"We're baking a big cake.''

Because of its location in a seismically active area, the building will have what are in effect large shock absorbers, Martin said. At its top, the building will sway as much as 5 feet in high winds. "It's so slow you just don't notice it,'' he said.

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Central to the design and the building's height claim, was a relaxation in building requirements by the city, which for half a century has required downtown buildings to have a flat roof for landing a helicopter in case of a fire or other emergency. Without that requirement, Martin's firm was able to design a glass pediment that will glow with colors at night and cover the top-floor "sky lobby."

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Old February 9th, 2014, 08:25 AM   #1297
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adapted from: DTLAdenizen http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=2497
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Old February 9th, 2014, 12:54 PM   #1298
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fits very well into that cluster, despite being entirely glass.
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Photo by Saul Gonzalez http://blogs.kcrw.com/whichwayla/201...-tallest-tower


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Old February 11th, 2014, 07:55 PM   #1300
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A couple from ssp

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Wilshire Grand filling this big gap
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Looking down at the pit (from roughly the height of what Wilshire Grand will be)
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