SAN FRANCISCO — Starry-eyed city leaders boast that the $4.2 billion Transbay Transit Center planned for South of Market will include the tallest building on the West Coast, but they’ve left out one crucial detail: a tower in Los Angeles that is poised to stretch 30 feet higher.
Right now, Downtown’s Wilshire Grand is undergoing a lengthy demolition so that it can one day be rebuilt into the West Coast’s new tallest tower. But before it peaced out forever, the hotel offered up a little treasure: a 15-foot-long, mid-century mosaic mural showing “the Port of Los Angeles, and scenes of oil refineries, oil derricks and ships.”
Los Angeles was never place where endless skyscraper canyons block the sun from shining on the streets. From time to time we hear about some shy skyscraper proposal for this city that almost every day feels earthquake vibrations, but almost none of them end up built. But that might change.
The Wilshire Grand is comin’ for you, US Bank Tower–today developer Korean Air is unveiling its final plans for the *73-story tower (which is already under construction; demolition on the old Wilshire Grand began last fall) and turns out it’ll be 1,100 feet tall including its spire; the US Bank is a puny 1,018 feet.
Construction is progressing on the long-awaited Wilshire Grand hotel redevelopment project, World Architecture News reports. Designing the 73-story skyscraper, which has been in the planning process for 20 years, was “a very exciting journey,” according to architect David Martin of AC Martin.
The practice of AC Martin Partners designed the new Wilshire Grand tower in the financial district of Los Angeles, California as was recently announced by Korean Air. The tower is replacing the old Wilshire Grand and the new one will try to continue the legacy and also bring business and travel to a new standard.
Timing is everything as they say. And timing was certainly key for the Wilshire Grand Tower, a 73-storey skyscraper that has been in planning for more than 20 years now and is now destined to become a reality. Designed by David Martin of the Los Angeles based AC Martin Partners, the tower will be the tallest building on the West Coast.
LOS ANGELES — If the notion of adding four hotels on a single downtown Los Angeles block within a four-year period gave Bill Marriott pause, having to cut a check to competing businesses cleared that up real quick.
Developer Korean Air has recently unveiled the designs for the new 73-story Wilshire Grand tower in the financial district of Los Angeles, California. AC Martin Partners designed the plans for the $1 billion mixed-use office and hotel tower that will reach 1,100 feet, making it the tallest tower west of Chicago once completed.