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The Wilshire Grand is the biggest missed opportunity west of the Mississippi

The tower is touted as “for the public”—but it could have done so much more for LA If I asked you to point to LA’s new tallest building, you would understandably have some trouble. From nearly every angle, the Wilshire Grand does not...Show More Summary

The new tallest building on the West Coast looks like a giant lightsaber

For all the buzz around Salesforce's massive skyscraper under construction in San Francisco — which will cost an estimated $1 billion to build — the tower can't compete with a new pinnacle to the south. Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles is now the tallest building on the West Coast, edging out Salesforce Tower by a mere 30 feet. Show More Summary

Work Halted On What Would Have Been Upper West Side's Tallest Tower

Last time we checked in on 200 Amsterdam Avenue, a planned 668-foot tower that would be the tallest building on the Upper West Side once completed, Upper West Side residents were calling foul based on what they said was a "gerrymandered" lot that allowed the building to rise to its planned height. Show More Summary

The New Luxury Hotel In California's Tallest Building Has A Sky Lobby And A Retro Chic Pool

Guests will have easy access to both a steakhouse and a rotating sushi bar. [ more › ]

Apple opens first store in Taiwan

Apple opened its first store in Taiwan on Saturday with more than a thousand shoppers flocking to the site located in the island's landmark skyscraper and tallest building, Taipei 101.

Dubai to deploy self-driving autonomous robotic surveillance units

Dubai likes to be the first or best at many things ranging from their soon to be launched self-flying taxi service, the world’s tallest building and the world’s first 3D printed office. Now the emirate can add a new first to its list: the world’s first deployment of self-driving autonomous mobile surveillance units. Show More Summary

Tallest Hotel in west, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown open

The Wilshire Grand Tower in the Downtown Los Angeles Financial District opened this week and at 1,100 feet in height is the new tallest building west of the Mississippi. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown occupies the 31st to 68th floors of the 73 story building to be the tallest hotel in the west. Show More Summary

Tallest Hotel in LA, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown open

The Wilshire Grand Tower in the Downtown Los Angeles Financial District opened this week and at 1,100 feet in height is the new tallest building west of the Mississippi. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown occupies the 31st to 68th floors of the 73 story building to be the tallest hotel in the west. Show More Summary

L.A. now has a new tallest building. How it will fit into the fabric of the city is still open to debate

Standing at the base of the Wilshire Grand, architect David Martin shielded his eyes to take in the scope of Los Angeles’ newest and tallest skyscraper. Eight years ago, this shimmering glass tower began its life in his sketchbook as an ink drawing and a splash of blue wash. Now, after four years...

Rediscovering Atlanta’s Architecture: Bank of America Plaza

At more than 1,000-feet in height, Bank of America Plaza is not only the tallest building in Atlanta, but is the tallest building in the Southeast, the tallest building in the United States outside of New York City and Chicago, and the tallest building in any American capital city.

Major 3-Tower Development Could Be Heading To Booming Lakefront Site

From the same team that's currently brining you the massive Vista Tower, slated to be the city's third tallest building. [ more › ]

The Tallest Building West Of The Mississippi Makes Its Debut In L.A.

The building "with a curling lobby skylight that looks like a ski jump reflects the resurgence of downtown Los Angeles as the city's cultural center and economic engine" but also reflects the importance of Koreans and Korean Americans to, and in, the city.

Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers.

Wilshire Grand Center, the new tallest building in L.A. and a schmoozer in the skyline

The Wilshire Grand, the new tallest building on the West Coast is an emblem of an increasingly vertical Los Angeles, a design that is overwrought and yet still somehow likable.

Wilshire Grand Center, tallest skyscraper in the West, debuts in downtown Los Angeles

At 1,100 feet and the tallest building west of the Mississippi, L.A.’s newest skyscraper is hard to miss. With a sweeping sail of a roofline, it stands out by day among the flat tops of its tall rivals and is illuminated at night with an enveloping expanse of ever-changing colored lights. But for...

Taiwan’s first Apple Store will grace one of world’s tallest buildings

2 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple is set to open its debut Apple store in Taiwan. “Here comes Apple Taipei 101, our first store in Taiwan,” Cook wrote on Twitter. The store will be located in Taiwan’s iconic Taipei 101 skyscraper, the...Show More Summary

Unpacking a legend: NY spotlights Frank Lloyd Wright

From a skyscraper twice the height of today's tallest building to self-sufficient farms designed to offset the Great Depression, a New York exhibition is spotlighting the hidden projects and dreams of Frank Lloyd Wright. "Unpacking the...Show More Summary

Tom Cruise left an airplane flying with no pilot in an insane stunt for his new movie

Since his last two "Mission: Impossible" movies, in which he climbed the tallest building in the world and hung from the side of a plane as it took off, it's almost become a requirement that Tom Cruise dazzle us with an impossible-looking stunt...Show More Summary

Alex Honnold casually climbed a rock higher than the world's tallest building. With no safety gear.

The climber rewrote what humans are capable of and made it seem totally logical and normal. It’s easy enough to read it: On June 3, 2017, Alex Honnold rewrote what is humanly possible by climbing the nearly 3,000-foot-tall face of Yosemite’s...Show More Summary

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