Extreme Heights. . . By West Coast Standards

For the last three years, I’ve been documenting LA’s newest icon: the Wilshire Grand Center. When compared to other skyscrapers emerging around the globe, Wilshire Grand falls short. Literally. At less than half the height of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, some might not bat an eyelash at our modest attempt to go vertical. There’s also debate over the title of “tallest skyscraper on the West Coast,” since the spire is what brings the overall height above the rivaling Sales Force tower in San Francisco. Even so, Wilshire Grand’s impact on the Los Angeles skyline is more than I could have ever hoped for. 

concepts by HOCHTIEF, an award-winning client magazine

Concepts by HOCHTIEF is a bi-annual client magazine published by Hochtief, one of the world’s leading construction groups. This year’s second edition features a nice shoutout to Wilshire Grand, accompanied by one of my construction photos. The article, titled “Extreme Heights,” focuses on prolific skyscraper projects around the globe. They talk with folks from Turner Construction Company (who are responsible for Wilshire Grand’s construction) to examine the challenges and solutions that come with building mega skyscrapers. 

You can view the full article in a digital version of the magazine here.