A continuous operation to cast a concrete mat for the future tallest building west of Chicago went off without a hitch in Los Angeles.
The concrete has been poured. That was the word from an enormous hole in the ground in downtown Los Angeles, where crews were cleaning up after a marathon, overnight session building a record-breaking foundation for a future high-rise building.
An under-construction supertall in Los Angeles, soon to be the tallest building on the West Coast, is trying to break another record, too. Starting Saturday, construction crews will pump 21,200 cubic yards of concrete onto the Wilshire Grand site, which might make it the largest continuous foundation pour in the world.
Starting Saturday, eight concrete plants will be providing concrete for the Wilshire Grand Center project at 7th and Figueroa in what contractors are billing as the world’s largest continuous foundation pour.
The latest addition to the Los Angeles skyline — the New Wilshire Grand, the tallest structure to be built west of the Mississippi — takes a major step forward Saturday when more than 2,000 truckloads of concrete are driven through downtown for what is being billed as the world’s largest continuous concrete pour.
This Saturday construction crews at the site of the future Wilshire Grand tower will pour concrete for 20 hours straight.
A new addition to the city’s skyline, a hotel and office project that will become the tallest building in the western United States, starts its slow rise this month with a bid for the record books.