Wilshire Grand Named 2018 Best Residential/Hospitality Project by ENR California
Originally published on www.enr/california.com
When completed, the Wilshire Grand immediately became a signature building on the Los Angeles skyline. Engineering News-Record California (ENR) gave this building it’s Best Projects 2018 Residential/Hospitality award. The ENR organization reports engineering and construction news and provides analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively.
When awarding the Wilshire Grand, the publication noted:
From its record-breaking concrete foundation to its signature sail-shaped roof, the 73-story Wilshire Grand Center started a new era for downtown Los Angeles skyscrapers. At 1,100 ft, the mixed-use tower is the tallest structure in the city. It has 900 hotel rooms and 400,000 sq ft of office space.
Construction began with the floor-by-floor demolition of the 1.2-million-sq-ft historic Wilshire Grand Hotel, built in the 1950s. Heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic packs the dense neighborhood around the site, complicating work. The operational MTA Subway Red Line is 5 ft from the property line, creating complications for below-grade demolition tasks.