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At Turner Construction, they dig reshaping the L.A. skyline
At Turner Construction, they dig reshaping the L.A. skyline

Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-billion project, House — wearing his hard hat, protective sunglasses and work boots — oversees the workers pulling the last bit of concrete from the old Wilshire Grand site, which is in the final stages of demolition this month. But later this year the big job begins as crews start pouring the concrete foundation and working their way up, floor by floor. The hotel is being built for Korean Air and will have 900 guest rooms, double-decker...

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