Los Angeles’ tallest tower, the Wilshire Grand Center, has opened to the public.
At 73 stories and 335 metres high, the glass clad structure is the tallest building in America west of the Mississippi river, overtaking the 310m high US Bank Tower.
The Wilshire Grand Center will contain:
- An InterContinental Hotel with 900 luxury hotel rooms;
- 20 floors of rentable Class-A offices;
- 4,180 sq m of restaurant and upscale retail space;
- A 70th-floor sky-lobby with a signature observation deck and pool;
- A variety of public plazas and gathering spaces for visitors and locals;
- Underground parking for 1,250 cars.
The sail shaped structure was designed by local firm AC Martin Partners and is topped by an LED crown which continues down the side of the building in colours that can be customised.
Work on the building started in 2014 by Turner Construction and is estimated to have cost $1.2bn.
You can download a 3D printable file of the project here (http://www.turnerconstruction.com/3d).
Images courtesy of Turner Construction