Too bad, but on the bright side the number of hotel rooms was doubled I think, or at least greatly increased so this new single tower could be 1000+.
Wilshire Grand Hotel Going Single Tower, Ditching Offices
Wednesday, March 14, 2012, by Adrian Glick Kudler
"... Major curveball: the Downtown News reports today that Korean Air now plans to build just one tower with 900 hotel rooms and "a diminished office component." (But that means fewer walls to for "architectural lighting"/ads!) They've also switched out their development partner, ditching Thomas Properties Group for Martin Project Management, which is headed up by Chris Martin of the project's architecture firm, AC Martin...
... Martin tells the paper that the new project should only require administrative changes and won't need to go through another lengthy approval process. In fact, he says that demolition should begin this summer and construction should start in spring 2013, as originally planned. Korean Air decided to make the switch because of Downtown's high office vacancy rate and the 'currently hot Downtown hotel market.' "