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Old November 12th, 2014, 06:10 AM   #1701
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Excellent building ... I like it!

This is a great thread because the renders, photos and details are copious and up to date. It's very educational. Threads on most skyscrapers are sketchy in comparison.

Congrats to LA on it's newest trophy!
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Old November 12th, 2014, 08:46 AM   #1702
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NYC skyline often dominated by lead buildings with 1 spire, Chicago dominated by buildings with 2 spires, LA no spire

LA changes now
I never even noticed this, but wow.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 05:56 PM   #1703
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...and I suspect, since the regulations have been changed in LA, that designers and architects are already thinking of the next "grand idea with a soaring spire".

LA could never have a "Empire State" pointy-type, since the rule is that a helipad is still a must somewhere....but they relaxed on the "it has to be on-top" part.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 10:27 PM   #1704
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More and more, this building makes the Ritz-Carlton tower look a little bit nicer, even though the Ritz-Carlton isn't very much less generic- and corporate- looking
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Old November 13th, 2014, 04:51 AM   #1705
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...and I suspect, since the regulations have been changed in LA, that designers and architects are already thinking of the next "grand idea with a soaring spire".

LA could never have a "Empire State" pointy-type, since the rule is that a helipad is still a must somewhere....but they relaxed on the "it has to be on-top" part.
I think california is vulnerable to earthquake so in the past she was shy to be too tall

With advanced quakeproof technology today i think . L. A could afford a megatall in the future( tokio did it) . with plenty of money from showbiz, hiteck etc I hope . LA would do so
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Old November 13th, 2014, 04:55 AM   #1706
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logo on top
pop a drink
Will they really put korean air logo on top? It makes me think of a K. E aircraft landing on Lax
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Old November 13th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #1707
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I think california is vulnerable to earthquake so in the past she was shy to be too tall

With advanced quakeproof technology today i think . L. A could afford a megatall in the future( tokio did it) . with plenty of money from showbiz, hiteck etc I hope . LA would do so
Yeah, I know. I live here. City Hall was the tallest building until the 60's.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 10:02 PM   #1708
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Hello

I was in LA for business a couple of weeks ago (first time in the west coast - loved it) and managed to snap a pic from the office.

Enjoy:

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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:11 PM   #1709
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That's a skyscraper enthusiast dream; being sent to a city on the other part of the world and that the meeting point happens to be right next to this Supertall site, from such a vantage point.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #1710
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LA could never have a "Empire State" pointy-type, since the rule is that a helipad is still a must somewhere....but they relaxed on the "it has to be on-top" part.
Thats not true Kenni. A development can forego the helipad requirement all together as long as they use advanced elevator technology. Already, Mack Urban has said that they will change their 40 story tower in South Park to have a spire
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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:23 PM   #1711
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Thats not true Kenni. A development can forego the helipad requirement all together as long as they use advanced elevator technology. Already, Mack Urban has said that they will change their 40 story tower in South Park to have a spire
¡Ay caramba! Even better..you made my day.

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I was in LA for business a couple of weeks ago (first time in the west coast - loved it) and managed to snap a pic from the office.

Enjoy:
What an angle, what a shot. And we can almost make your ghostly self on the glass. Hope you enjoyed L.A. Where from btw?
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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:33 PM   #1712
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i love that pepsi logo on top
pop a drink
Damn. That's a hell of a render.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 01:03 AM   #1713
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"The Wilshire Grand is selected as a recipient of a 2014 American Architecture Award."

"The American Architecture Awards honors the best, new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important architects and planners practicing nationally and internationally."

https://chi-athenaeum.org/the-2014-a...e-grand-tower/

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Old November 14th, 2014, 02:50 AM   #1714
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¡Ay caramba! Even better..you made my day.

What an angle, what a shot. And we can almost make your ghostly self on the glass. Hope you enjoyed L.A. Where from btw?
As a clue, here's the view from my usual place of work:





I really enjoyed LA and the West Coast thank you - surprised that the downtown looks like nothing has been built since the 1970s but hopefully this project will help update the skyline. Also I get the impression that there's a trendy/hipster vibe thing going on in the downtown - I think that will make the area really exciting. If I had money to buy up a disused warehouse off Broadway, I'd certainly do it. Otherwise, my best discoveries were Guisados tacos and sandwiches from Mendocino Farms - brilliant!
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Old November 14th, 2014, 06:20 AM   #1715
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Yeah, I know. I live here. City Hall was the tallest building until the 60's.
And then many tall buildings were built and then nothing

As i remember there was much more L. A skyline muvi shots in the past than now, though hollywood is here

"All the leaves are brown, and the sky's gray...california dreamin , on such a winter day"

Time for L. A skyline to shine again.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 09:01 PM   #1716
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I hope that the building doesn't actually end up looking like in this last rendering (even if the rendering itself is nice), but more like the original renderings.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 09:21 PM   #1717
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I hope that the building doesn't actually end up looking like in this last rendering (even if the rendering itself is nice), but more like the original renderings.
But it did look like that since the beginning. The only difference is that it's the other side than the usual curved one.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:23 PM   #1718
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Can't believe how far the LA skyline has come in the last 30 years. I grew up in Los Feliz in the late 70s/early 80s, and remember when it was nothing more than just a few short towers with First Interstate Tower (Aon Center) as the peak.

Here's an image that describes how far. This is from the A-Team intro. This is how the skyline looked in 1983. And it can only get better.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:56 PM   #1719
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Here's an image that describes how far. This is from the A-Team intro. This is how the skyline looked in 1983. And it can only get better.
Awesome find. Thanks. I didn't realize how different downtown LA used to look back then.
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Old November 14th, 2014, 10:58 PM   #1720
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Is the spine section that sticks out an outdoor elevator? Or is it part of each room? Or maybe just the end of the hallway?
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