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Old September 13th, 2014, 09:05 PM   #1601
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We should expect 100 m by Christmas?
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Old September 14th, 2014, 11:14 PM   #1602
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Old September 14th, 2014, 11:16 PM   #1603
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http://graphics.latimes.com/wilshire-grand-skylight/

Massive skylight would be skyscraper's signature element, but at what cost?

By Thomas Curwen
September 14, 2014




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Construction manager Scott Borland had no doubt that the skylight rising above the entrance to the New Wilshire Grand was spectacular.

But then, everything looks good on paper.

Draped between the 1,100-foot skyscraper and its seven-story companion, the skylight runs nearly the length of a football field, dropping 65 feet — like a ski slope — as it flows between the two buildings and marks the entrance to the hotel.

Twenty years' experience on high-rises in Manhattan has made Borland a practical man. As construction executive in charge of day-to-day operations for the New Wilshire Grand, he found the skylight an extravagance that would certainly cost more than the $3-million estimate.

He wondered if it were even possible to build such a structure. Then how would it react during an earthquake? Could it support the weight of a cleaning crew?

Martin and his design team might not like what Borland had to say, but he couldn't keep his opinion to himself.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 12:28 AM   #1604
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Old September 15th, 2014, 05:21 PM   #1605
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Massive skylight would be skyscraper's signature element, but at what cost?
Nice things don't come cheap. I wasn't actually familiar with this part of the development. Love it!
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Old September 17th, 2014, 12:43 AM   #1606
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Interesting, I didn't know about it either. Wow, this will be a beaut!
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Old September 17th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #1607
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That skylight will look great when completed!!!
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Old September 17th, 2014, 08:17 AM   #1608
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Photo Update 09/16/14

100_7621 by rudowntown, on Flickr
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 06:52 AM   #1609
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Some big announcement....tomorrow (09/23/14) per FB feed?
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 07:00 AM   #1610
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 08:25 AM   #1611
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Nice angle! The building itself looks very L.A. in my opinion. I don't think it would fit as well in San Fransisco, for example.
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Old September 23rd, 2014, 11:13 PM   #1612
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Intercontinental to Operate Wilshire Grand



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DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the Wilshire Grand replacement project announced today that Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts will operate the 900-room luxury property when the tallest building west of Chicago opens in 2017.

The $1 billion-plus project from Korean Air will stand 73 stories tall, and will eclipse Downtown’s U.S. Bank Tower in height. The hotel will be the first on the West Coast to offer a sky lobby, which will be on the 70th floor. The tower, rising on the northwest corner of Seventh and Figueroa streets, will be the first hotel built by Korean Air in the United States.

Kirk Kinsell, president of the Americas at Intercontinental Hotels Group, said in a prepared statement that the company remains “focused on building its presence in top-tier cities and resorts around the globe, and our partnership with Korean Air is very much in line with this strategy.”

The 1,100-foot tall structure will have the four-star hotel rooms on the upper floors of the edifice, above 400,000 square feet of office space. The project will also include stores, restaurants and a rooftop pool. AC Martin is handling the design and construction is being overseen by the affiliated Martin Project Management.

The building replaces the old Wilshire Grand, which opened in 1952 and closed in late 2011.

Project officials say the new hotel will create more than 11,000 construction jobs and contribute $80 million in tax revenue through the construction phase. Additionally, it will sustain more than 1,700 new full-time jobs and generate $16 million in annual local tax revenueonce completed.

The building will also eschew the traditional flat roof for a sloping rooftop design.

According to a press release from IHG, several property accents will be a nod toward characteristics of Los Angeles: wood and warm colors are intended to reflect the beach culture, and the sky lobby will feature abstract representations of car lines in the interior paneling and decor.
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Old September 25th, 2014, 12:00 AM   #1613
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We're getting there.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 05:14 AM   #1614
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Indeed we are....

Photo Update: 09/25/2014

Perimeter columns are now at ground level for the entire building.
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Core rebar is up to the 10th floor by my count. The east end of the core they are adding the 11th and bottom 12th floor for the next core jump.
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Parking floor construction should hopefully speed up.
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starting to make an appearance in the skyline.
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Sorry for the grainy pictures toke them with my Iphone on my way home from work.
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Old September 26th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #1615
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The picture are greatly appreciated. This latest core rebar cages are are over 100' above the ground.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #1616
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Another 7 Months Later, THIS BABY Is Rising !!


Thanks for bringing this Post back to Life WOW !! This Post Exactly 1 Year AGO !! Now 1 Year Later !!, It's Really Rising Our SSC Friendly Family Friends !!

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Subsequence, Our SSC Family Friend, at this Very Slow speed of just digging and No Pile Drivers or No Rebar in sight, I say IMO, at least another Year for the Foundation of this Huge 1100 Feet Tower to be Completed and could start Vertical I Hope so by the End of 2014, maybe early 2015 that's my Opinion because its a very slow start and a very deep Hole We shall see Our SSC Family Friends
Our SSC Friendly Family Forums Friends ROCK ON !!
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and To Another 12 Years of our SkyscraperCity Website To A Great Coming Back of Getting Ready For the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 2028 !!

Wow !! almost 15 Floors up and another 800 Feet to Go !!

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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:24 PM   #1617
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This will not mix with the skyline at all.
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Old September 27th, 2014, 07:36 PM   #1618
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It will match the Downtown Skyline Of The Future and Years to Come, It's Fantastic IMO !!

But This LANative Loves it !!!


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Now that's a better rendering and I really hope that it gets built. I read that Korean Air wants to start construction as soon as possible. It would an excellent addition to the L.A. skyline.

Downtown L.A. is looking up!
It's a Wonderful and Beautuful Addition to this Great City Skyline IMO !!
I Say It Again , Happy 12th Anniversary SkyScraperCity Dot Come World Wide Website and to Another 12 Years of Great Matching Skylines Like This Tower Will do For the City of Los Angeles and It's Future Looks Great !!
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Old September 27th, 2014, 10:45 PM   #1619
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I love your enthusiasm ChuckScraperMiami#1
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Old September 28th, 2014, 12:58 AM   #1620
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Nice things don't come cheap. I wasn't actually familiar with this part of the development. Love it!
I agree.

This light will probably a signature of this tower.
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