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Old Posted Dec 15, 2013, 9:56 PM
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The nearest thing they show is a slab on grade foundation. This is going to be a 20' slab below grade. The current footings and columns encased in the concrete.
     
     
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The nearest thing they show is a slab on grade foundation. This is going to be a 20' slab below grade. The current footings and columns encased in the concrete.
Note the section about Mat-Foundations
     
     
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Note the section about Mat-Foundations
Yes. Thanks. I missed that.
     
     
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I actually wanted to ask some of you guys about that..... I was under the impression that bedrock under the L.A. basin was kind of deep, hard to get to and being in an earthquake zone it was a little less reliable than bedrock found in other areas where no earthquakes occurred...that's what I've heard over the years, I don't need anyone to bite my head off and be sarcastic...also.... In situations like this, when architects design towers in areas where there is no bedrock or bedrock is really deep, they create foundations that are basically like islands of bedrock within themselves and are designed to handle the weight and pressures of the buildings above and land around them. so tall buildings needing bedrock is false...not always needed.....But in terms of there being bedrock under downtown, I wasn't sure and its hard finding info about bedrock and etc for the L.A. area. ugh story of my life.
     
     
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Wilshire Grand!!


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Since the big pour is in February I can only assume that area will fill in with rebar/steel
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2013, 12:47 AM
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If there was ever a perfect location for a new supertall (okay, fine, a near supertall -- happy now?), this would be it. Right at the corner of a major intersection and across the street from 7th Street/Metro Center. It's great.
     
     
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Near supertall ? I didn't know this was under 984'
     
     
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Looks like they added another crawler crane on the site.
     
     
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Near supertall ? I didn't know this was under 984'
its not, its 1,100 feet to spire, 1,000 feet to helipad.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 17, 2013, 3:59 AM
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its not, its 1,100 feet to spire, 1,000 feet to helipad.
Thats what I thought. Thanks.
     
     
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^^^ I think he was sarcastically referencing the people (specifically the Transbay Trolls) that keep trying to downgrade the WG because in their mind their tower is taller and they don't think the spire should count. Funny because the highest floor and roof will still belong to US Bank, highest architectural feature will go to the Wilshire.
I doubt they really mean its not supertall.
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Found this cool link to give more info on the base columns they are installing.
Courtesy of Brandow & Johnson Inc.

http://bjsce.com/wilshire-grand-rede...mber-27th-2013

Exciting developments in the construction of the Wilshire Grand Project : The Tallest Building West of the Mississippi

The Box Columns or Starter Columns as they are also referred to, are en route to the job site from Schuff Steel in San Diego. They will begin to place each column in the footprint of the foundation starting this Monday December 2nd, 2013. Each of the Box Columns weigh 42,000 lbs; they are approximately 18 feet long/high and weigh an average of 2,333 lbs. per square foot. Very cool!





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I love looking at all that scribble - have no idea what it all could mean!
     
     
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Good find Just-In-Cali.
     
     
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Can someone mark the approximate location of Wilshire Grand? Thanks.


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Old Posted Dec 18, 2013, 10:18 PM
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Left of center is a shorter highrise with big windows, WG goes just to the right of that.
     
     
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It's been done before throughout the thread. If you go through some of the pages, you'll find images produced by forumers with WG basically photoshopped in. Many of them look 100% real.
     
     
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Here's a quick outline of the tower on that image.

     
     
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