Move over US Bank tower; the $1-billion Wilshire Grand is coming to take the crown of tallest building in Downtown Los Angeles. Developed by Korean Air Lines Co., the new hotel and office project will contain 73 stories and will rise to 1,100 ft tall, with a distinctive architectural spire at the top.
More details on the West Coast’s new tallest tower, Downtown’s Wilshire Grand, via the skyscraper’s Facebook page (are they on Instagram?):
LOS ANGELES – Project architect Chris Martin of AC Martin Partners and developer Korean Air Lines have revealed the design of what will become one of L.A.’s tallest buildings, the new Wilshire Grand. The team is displaying in a photographic rendering how the L.A. skyline will look when the $1-billion project is completed is 2017.
LOS ANGELES – Locally based law firm Paul Hastings has assisted Korean Air Lines, leader of the $1-billionredevelopment of the Wilshire Grand hotel, retail and office complex Downtown, to reach significant milestones in the project.
A $1 billion office-and-hotel tower being developed by Korean Air Lines in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest building in the western US upon its completion in four years, according to the project’s architect.
Sometime in October, deconstruction of the historic Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles took off. On Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, architects revealed plans of a brand new building that will replace the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The building will be called Wilshire Grand Tower and will be the tallest commercial skyscraper in town.
In the not too distant future Downtown LA will have a new kid on the block and that kid will be the new Wilshire Grand. Developer Korean Air is unveiling its final plans for the 70-story tower.
A $1 billion hotel and office skyscraper is now ready to start construction in downtown Los Angeles. The structure will be the tallest building west of Chicago and is being financed by developer, Korean Airlines.
Korean Air’s $1-billion hotel skyscraper — a symbol of South Korea’s status as an up-and-coming economic powerhouse — will feature 73 stories, 900 guest rooms, office space and stores.
Designs for the new Wilshire Grand were released Thursday, giving Los Angeles a first glimpse of what the city skyline will look like come 2017.