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CBS This Morning: Wilshire Grand is Los Angeles’ Newest Skyscraper

From the air, Los Angeles’ newest skyscraper looks juvenile compared its peers. But when completed, the Wilshire Grand will be 2.1 million square feet, soar 1,100 feet from ground to the top of the spire and be 73 stories tall with a sky deck that has a panoramic view.

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Downtown News | Donna Evans: High-Rise Crane Coming to Wilshire Grand

Building the 73-story replacement for the Wilshire Grand Hotel comes with myriad architectural needs. Now, the effort to erect the $1 billion-plus project in the heart of a buzzing metropolis is necessitating something rarely seen in Downtown Los Angeles: a special cantilever crane.

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Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen: Among New Wilshire Grand workers, a hierarchy forged of skill and daring

The elevator doors snap shut behind Otto Solis and his fellow ironworkers. With a quick shudder, gears kick in for a rattling 90-second ascent through the concrete structure rising at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Times | Thomas Curwen: Built to defy severe quakes, the New Wilshire Grand is seismically chic

On engineer Leonard Joseph’s computer screen, the New Wilshire Grand was an apparition of white lines floating calmly in black space.

Then Joseph clicked his mouse, and the 73-story tower began to move, slowly at first, then more violently as a simulated earthquake, magnitude 7.8, shook its foundation..

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The New York Times | Adam Nagourney: Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires

The downtown streets of Los Angeles these days are teeming with restaurants, music clubs, boutique hotels, sparkling new buildings and people, lots of people — swirling evidence of a transformation in a part of town that has always seemed something of an urban afterthought.

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Downtown News | Donna Evans: InterContinental to Operate Wilshire Grand

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.

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Southern California Public Radio – 89.9 KPCC | Brian Watt: InterContinental will operate new Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles

Developers of the Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles announced Tuesday that InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will operate the 900-room hotel included in the $1.1 billion project.

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Bloomberg | Nadja Brandt: InterContinental Chosen to Operate L.A. Skyscraper Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the U.K.-based owner of brands including Crowne Plaza, will operate the hotel at a $1.1 billion downtown Los Angeles skyscraper being developed by Korean Air Lines Co. and Hanjin Group.

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The Wall Street Journal | Craig Karmin: InterContinental Will Operate New Wilshire Grand Hotel

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC said it won the rights to manage a 900-room hotel atop the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles, a $1.1 billion development that would be the tallest U.S. building west of the Mississippi River when the facility opens in 2017.

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Los Angeles Business Journal | Bethany Firnhaber: InterContinental Will Operate New Wilshire Grand Hotel

British hospitality company InterContinental Hotels Group announced Tuesday that it would operate the hotel atop the $1.1 billion Wilshire Grand project in downtown Los Angeles.

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