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Height: Occupied
252.2 m / 827 ft
 
Height: To Tip
335.9 m / 1,102 ft
Height: Architectural
335.3 m / 1,100 ft
 
Wilshire Grand Center Outline
Height: Helipad
281.8 m / 925 ft
Floors Above Ground
73
Floors Below Ground
5
# of Elevators
38
Top Elevator Speed
8.13 m/s
Tower GFA
187,027 m² / 2,013,142 ft²
# of Hotel Rooms
890
# of Parking Spaces
1,092

Facts

Official Name Wilshire Grand Center
Other Names Wilshire Grand Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City Los Angeles
Street Address & Map 900 Wilshire Boulevard
Postal Code 90017
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
  • Core: Reinforced Concrete
  • Columns: Concrete Filled Steel
  • Floor Spanning: Steel
Energy Label LEED Gold targeted
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2017
Official Website Wilshire Grand Center
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #68 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #11 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #11 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #1 Tallest in Los Angeles

Companies Involved

Owner Hanjin International Corporation; Korean Air
Developer Martin Project Management
Architect
Design AC Martin
Structural Engineer
Design Thornton Tomasetti
Engineer of Record Brandow & Johnston Inc
MEP Engineer
Design Glumac
Project Manager AC Martin
Main Contractor Turner Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Veneklasen Associates
• Civil Breen Engineering
• Code Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Façade Benson Industries; Heitmann & Associates, Inc.
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Food Service Cini-Little International Inc.
• Interiors AC Martin; Wilson Associates
• Landscape RELM Studio
• LEED Brightworks
• Life Safety Exponet
• Lighting Lighting Design Alliance
• Parking Choate Parking Consultants
• Property Management InterContinental Hotels Group
• Roofing Independent Roofing Consultants
• Sustainability Brightworks
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Shepler Consulting
• Way Finding Selbert Perkins Design
• Wind RWDI
Material Supplier
• Cladding Viracon
• Concrete Conco
• Steel Schuff Steel

About Wilshire Grand Center

The Wilshire Grand Center marks a new era for tall buildings in Los Angeles; it will be an exciting addition to the visual character of the Downtown area, and offer a contemporary contrast to its surroundings with its sail-shaped form. The development will boast luxury hotel rooms, restaurants, businesses, and nightlife options. Topped with a curved roof that diverges from the traditional flat roof style of most tall buildings nearby, the Wilshire Grand Center will rise well above its surroundings. The tower is designed to be the tallest structure in the Los Angeles skyline, and will do much to add to the cultural and economic vibrancy of the neighborhood.

The project team strove to design a high-performing building that intelligently addresses the specific environmental issues facing Southern California. Architects and engineers employed the latest construction techniques and sustainability considerations to ensure that this project is built and operated in a way that is ecologically responsible, and will allow the building to achieve a LEED Silver certification. The design team worked closely with the City of Los Angeles to incorporate strategies such as thermal energy storage and the reuse of storm water in cooling towers. Innovative lighting and climate systems are also in place to significantly reduce overall energy consumption.

The city’s culture and climate are celebrated with a strong sense of indoor/outdoor relationships created at every practical opportunity. Ballrooms open directly onto gardens, the prefunction space extends to a terrace, pool decks are lined with cabanas, and outdoor meeting rooms encircle fire pits. The hotel rooms and office space feature floor-to-ceiling glass to maximize the spectacular views of Santa Monica and the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Hills, and the San Gabriel Mountains.

CTBUH Initiatives

CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018 – Awards Event

CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018 – CTBUH Research

Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016 – CTBUH Research

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CTBUH 2019 Award of Excellence Winners Announced
5 Dec 2018, Chicago – Awards Event
These projects will be represented at the CTBUH 2019 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference, where they will compete in real time for winning distinctions in each category.
CTBUH Study Examines Tallest Buildings with Dampers
22 Aug 2018, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a Tall Buildings in Numbers (TBIN) interactive data study on the world's tallest buildings with dampers.
Top Company Rankings: The World’s 100 Tallest Buildings
13 Oct 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The Council is pleased to announce the Top Company Rankings for numerous disciplines as derived from the list of projects appearing in 100 of the World’s Tallest Buildings.
Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Los Angeles – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Los Angeles buildings of many renown architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, and Rudolph Schindler.

Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Abrar Sheriff
16 Oct 2016 – Abrar Sheriff, Turner International

Research Papers

Design and Applications of Buckling-Restrained Braces
Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3

Review of Buckling-Restrained Brace Design and Application to Tall Buildings
Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3

2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

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Design and Applications of Buckling-Restrained Braces
Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3; Atsushi Watanabe, Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineer
Buckling-Restrained Braces (BRBs) have been widely applied to tall buildings in seismic areas in the world. In this paper the author summarizes representative types of…
Review of Buckling-Restrained Brace Design and Application to Tall Buildings
Sep 2018 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 7 Number 3; Toru Takeuchi & Akira Wada, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Buckling-restrained braces (BRBs) are widely used as highly ductile seismic devices, with the first building using BRBs completed in 1989 in Tokyo, and thousands more now…
2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017…
Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial to…
Wilshire Grand: Outrigger Designs and Details for a Highly Seismic Site
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Leonard M. Joseph, C. Kerem Gulec, and Justin M. Schwaiger, Thornton Tomasetti
The 335 m tall Wilshire Grand Center tower under construction in Los Angeles illustrates many key outrigger issues. The tower has a long, narrow floor plan and slender…

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