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Old Posted Oct 16, 2014, 12:34 AM
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Wilshire Grand Tower vs CITC (Philadelphia)? Which one is better?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2014, 4:23 AM
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Take this crap to SSC...we don't do this here.
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Old Posted Oct 16, 2014, 4:49 AM
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Grand is better for LA and CITC is better for Philadelphia. It's really a pointless debate.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 5:18 AM
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Steel Framing Around Core

Today I learned that the steel framing around the core will not come above street level for another month, so the core will be quite a bit higher standing by itself until the surrounding steel catches up.

Once the steel is up about as high as the core is now, Crane No. 3, on the northwest, will be moved around to the Wilshire (northeast) side, where the building has a vertical face, and cantilevered over the street from the "11th" Floor (the numbering skips Floors 8, 9 and 10, which are unlucky numbers) on up. It will continue to the top as a crawler crane, on the outside of the framing!
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 5:33 AM
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Nice to see the steel going up

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Wilshire Grand; taken by me a couple hrs ago



     
     
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 3:36 PM
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Please do not start these "vs" debates. This thread is ONLY for the Wilshire Grand Development.
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This is not the forum for that. Please do not dissolve threads into City vs. City.

This is about the Wilshire Grand only, there is a separate thread for Philadelphia's Comcast Innovation and Technology Center.

Both are perfect for their respective cities.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 6:56 PM
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This forum is about Los Angeles' newest beauty. Take that ish elsewhere.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2014, 8:26 PM
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Today I learned that the steel framing around the core will not come above street level for another month, so the core will be quite a bit higher standing by itself until the surrounding steel catches up.

Once the steel is up about as high as the core is now, Crane No. 3, on the northwest, will be moved around to the Wilshire (northeast) side, where the building has a vertical face, and cantilevered over the street from the "11th" Floor (the numbering skips Floors 8, 9 and 10, which are unlucky numbers) on up. It will continue to the top as a crawler crane, on the outside of the framing!
Thanks for the update. So im confused about the number of actual floors. will it be like APEX where it says 30 floors but its really 28, so in this case it will say 78 instead of 73, or will it only have 68 floors?

so to make it easier:
68 actual floors labeled as 73?
or 73 actual floors labeled as 78?
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2014, 4:15 PM
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Wilshire Grand 10/18 by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr

I took a couple from my window to show how it's situated with the other nearby buildings. Sorry it's so small, am I posting wrong from Flickr? If you click the link there are a couple more. I'm no photographer
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 18, 2014, 5:50 PM
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Wilshire Grand 10/18 by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr

I took a couple from my window to show how it's situated with the other nearby buildings. Sorry it's so small, am I posting wrong from Flickr? If you click the link there are a couple more. I'm no photographer
The image link you posted is https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/...a960b324_s.jpg

The final 's' means small. If you change it to a 'b', that means big, you will see this:



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Old Posted Oct 18, 2014, 6:41 PM
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Wow, already peeking above the Barker Building.
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Wilshire Grand 10/18 by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr

I took a couple from my window to show how it's situated with the other nearby buildings. Sorry it's so small, am I posting wrong from Flickr? If you click the link there are a couple more. I'm no photographer
You can choose the size of the photo when you click the curved arrow to share the pic.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2014, 12:59 AM
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Thanks for the info ya'll, noted.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 19, 2014, 1:22 AM
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The image link you posted is https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3952/...a960b324_s.jpg

The final 's' means small. If you change it to a 'b', that means big, you will see this:



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It looks like they are doing a jump every week now.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 5:53 PM
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Just took some shots (space spot as before) with my Note 3. It appears they have added a whole nother (half?) level.

Wilshire Grand 10/21 1st on Gas Company Lofts 11th floor by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr

Wilshire Grand 10/21 1st on Gas Company Lofts 11th floor by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr

Wilshire Grand 10/21 1st on Gas Company Lofts 11th floor by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 7:32 PM
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They are not playing games!! The core is growing like no other. I'm happy to see LA get a new tower that will definitely impact the skyline. Continue the wonderful documentery of this gem!!
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:25 PM
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A construction worker told me several weeks ago every time they jump they climb 14' During October they have been averaging 1 jump per week.
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 21, 2014, 8:39 PM
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Just took some shots (space spot as before) with my Note 3. It appears they have added a whole nother (half?) level.

Wilshire Grand 10/21 1st on Gas Company Lofts 11th floor by thaeisahtbizall, on Flickr
The pictures you take are greatly appreciated. From you're angle you can now see the entire top of the building now that it is above the Barker Buiilding. Keep up the good work!
     
     
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Old Posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:32 AM
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Appreciate the feedback. I thought everyone else's pics were great. So many interesting ways to look at this (soon to be) incredible building.
     
     
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