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Laying the foundation of L.A.'s newest skyscraper

Beneath its design is the engineering of what is arguably the most complicated high-rise to be built in the United States. Calculated to sway during powerful Santa Anas and absorb ground movement during the most severe earthquakes, it is wedded aesthetically and technically to the unique... Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
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