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Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:46 am

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."

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-0...uilding-to-be-tallest-in-l-a-.html


A 900 room 4 star hotel? I love the ambition.
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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:11 pm

I found those pictures on skyscraper.com. I don't know if those are the final renderings, but it might be pretty close:

http://archpaper.com/uploads/wilshire_grand_03(1).jpg

http://archpaper.com/uploads/image/wilshire_grand_05.jpg

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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:29 pm

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).

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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:27 pm

Quoting GrahamHill (Reply 1):



Thanks for the pics...
..but *yawn*

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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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:07 pm

Nice renderings and an interesting building.

With the hotel side there can be little doubt where the KA crews will have their layovers.

Best of luck to them.
 
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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:06 pm

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 4):
With the hotel side there can be little doubt where the KA crews will have their layovers.

Actually I doubt it.

The property previous held a hotel owned by KE parent and KE crews did not stay there.

Lots other more ideal properties closer to LAX can be had at much lower cost.
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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:19 pm

Quoting tugger (Reply 2):

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.

Yeah, I really hate that trend too. You're really not the tallest man in the room if you have to throw a Top Hat on to claim the title, lol...
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RE: Korean Air Building A Really Tall Building...

Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:06 pm

Hmmn....a nice, interesting view to await from my kitchen window          but that building in the background might block most of it       .

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 5):
Lots other more ideal properties closer to LAX can be had at much lower cost.

Maybe those are less ideal for their target market?         
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