stlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9235 posts, RR: 26 Posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1795 times:
in Los Angeles.
"A $1 billion office-and-hotel tower being developed by Korean Air Lines Co. in downtown Los Angeles will be the tallest building in the western U.S. upon its completion in four years, according to the project’s architect.
The foundation of the 1,100-foot (335-meter) tower will be poured at the end of this year, with a grand opening planned for March 2017, said Chris Martin, chief executive officer of Los Angeles-based architecture firm AC Martin Partners. The building will rise higher than downtown’s 1,018-foot U.S. Bank Tower, currently the tallest in the U.S. West. Final renderings of the new tower are being unveiled at a press conference today."
tugger From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 5251 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1304 times:
Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 1): I found those pictures on skyscraper.com. I don't know if those are the final renderings, but it might be pretty close:
Interesting, in the picture with both towers it appears that the building itself isn't really taller than the U.S. Bank Tower but only with the "superstructure" and spire. Though I don't know the elevation of the KAL Tower lot versus that of the U.S. Bank Tower, that could certainly affect the "visual" of which tower appears taller (which would be a real bummer for any tower, to be taller but not look taller).
I don’t know that I am unafraid to be myself, but it is hard to be somebody else. -W. Shatner
It would be a bit cooler if had a frosty ice carving like KE logo in glass crowning and didn't use a nilly spiral to stake claim as 'the tallest LA building'. If the scale is accurate, the Library Tower still dominates. In a separate note, driving in downtown LA is fun, the only jams are the freeway on/off ramps ... but they are completely avoidable if you know the surface streets... in fact, coming from east of downtown heading west, I've saved tons of time by avoiding the jam packed 10 Fwy by simply cutting thru downtown.
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