Wilshire Grand Center, Salesforce Tower Signify Peak of New Period of Skyscraper Building and construction in CA’s 2 Largest Cities
The highest building in the western U.S. is formally open, to be followed within days by the debut of the second-tallest building in the west.
At 1,100 feet, Korean Air and Hanjin Group’s spire-topped Wilshire Grand Center in the Los Angeles Financial District is the tallest structure in L.A. and west of the Mississippi River, going beyond the United States Bank Tower at 633 W. Fifth St. by 82 feet, and ninth tallest in the U.S. The$1.2 billion, 1.5 million-square-foot building at 900 Wilshire Blvd. at Figueroa Street, at the website of the old Wilshire Grand Hotel, consists of a 900-room InterContinental Hotel and 17 stories of office space totaling 677,000 square feet.Click to Broaden. Story Continues Listed below
Demolition of the original building, under the direction of main professional Turner Building and construction, began in October 2012 and building of the brand-new 73-story tower created by Air Conditioner Martin peaked in March 2016. Cushman & & Wakefield has the leasing project for the residential or commercial property.
The hotel offers restaurants, bars, an outdoor observation deck and a rooftop swimming pool, with a sail-like glass crown lit up with programmable LEDs up and down its spinal column.
About 380 miles north in San Francisco, Salesforce Tower initially and Objective street, is the tallest structure in San Francisco and the second-tallest west of the Mississippi at 1,070 feet, a full 200 feet taller than the Transamerica Pyramid. The $1.1 billion, 61-story building developed by Boston Residence (NYSE: BXP) completed the structural phase of construction in April and is slated for completion next month.
Originally dubbed Transbay Tower, cloud computing huge Salesforce.com bought the naming rights to the tower developed by Pelli Clarke Pelli for more than $550 million as part of its 15-year lease of 30 floorings in the 1.4 million-square-foot structure at 415 Mission St.
Salesforce Tower and the Transbay Transit Center, under construction next door, are the centerpiece of the city Transbay redevelopment strategy, that includes more than dozen other property and industrial jobs.