A new skyscraper for Los Angeles: Wilshire Grand makes its debut
The new Wilshire Grand is the tallest structure ever built in an earthquake hot zone. As the tallest west of the Mississippi River, it’s a distinctive new landmark for Los Angeles.
- After 25 years, Yang Ho Cho and his father have finally realized their dreams of owning a landmark hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
- The Wilshire Grand tower is not only the tallest building in the West, clocking in at 1,100 feet, but it could also represent the end of an era in the way buildings are built within downtown Los Angeles.
- Like the Empire State Building in New York, the Wilshire Grand may be used to mark holidays and achievements for L.A.