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Facts

Official Name Wilshire Grand Center
Other Names Wilshire Grand Tower
Structure Type Building
Status Under Construction
Country United States
City Los Angeles
Street Address & Map Wilshire Boulevard & South Figueroa Street
Building Function hotel / office
Structural Material composite
Proposed 2009
Construction Start 2013
Completion 2017

Companies Involved

Owner Korean Air
Developer Martin Project Management
Architect
Design AC Martin
Structural Engineer
Design Brandow & Johnston Inc
MEP Engineer
Design Glumac
Main Contractor Turner Construction Company
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Veneklasen Associates
• Civil Breen Engineering
• Code Exponet
Façade Benson Industries; Heitmann & Associates, Inc.
• Façade Maintenance Lerch Bates
• Fire Exponet
• Food Service Cini-Little International Inc.
• Interiors AC Martin; Wilson Associates
• Landscape Melendrez
• LEED Brightworks
• Life Safety Exponet
• Lighting Lighting Design Alliance
• Parking Choate Parking Consultants
• Sustainability Brightworks
• Vertical Transportation Fortune Shepler Consulting
• Way Finding Selbert Perkins Design
• Wind RWDI

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.

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Wilshire Grand's Continuous Concrete Pour May Break World Record
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Wilshire Grand Architect Takes the Design Personally
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11 Feb 2013 – After years of delays and changes, Korean Airlines…

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