Wilshire Grand Tower

L.A.'s Wilshire Grand Tower Tops Out as Tallest Building in Western U.S.


Associated Press


LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower . The spire adds 160 feet to the 73-story building. That makes it 1,099 feet high.

That's 81 feet higher than nearby U.S. Bank Tower , which held the tallest building record since 1989.

The Wilshire Grand still has some construction work scheduled. The $1 billion hotel and office complex is scheduled to open next March.

Glass Type: VRE1-38, VNE13-63
Glazing Contractor: Benson Industries LLC
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Architect: AC Martin
Building Application: Mixed Use
General Contractor: Turner Construction