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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Photos of the Day: Crowning the Tallest Building on America's West Coast...

The Wilshire Grand Center as seen from The REEF L.A. on August 21, 2016.

Just thought I'd end this month with photos that I took of the Wilshire Grand Center when I worked in downtown Los Angeles last week. As you can see, the skyscraper is all but completed...with the spire the last major component to be installed atop the mammoth tower. As of this Blog entry, the spire had just been completed (use the #WilshireGrand hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to check out current pics of the installation)—but it was cool to see it still being assembled from ground level a few blocks away seven days ago. From the looks of it, the Wilshire Grand Center is on track to open to the public on March 8 of next year. But in the meantime, the Wilshire Grand is already the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Not bad an achievement for the newest addition to L.A.'s skyline... I'm proud to be an Angeleno! For the most part.

The Wilshire Grand Center as seen on August 23, 2016.

A steel cage holding construction workers hangs above the Wilshire Grand Center's 'sail' on August 23, 2016.

An airliner sails through clear blue skies above the Wilshire Grand Center on August 23, 2016.

Another spire segment is about to be installed atop the Wilshire Grand Center on August 24, 2016.

The new spire segment is installed atop the Wilshire Grand Center on August 24, 2016.

The new spire segment is installed atop the Wilshire Grand Center on August 24, 2016.

Workers inside the steel cage put finishing touches on the new spire segment atop the Wilshire Grand Center...on August 24, 2016.

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