Pouring an impressive 150,000 cubic yards of concrete thus far, we recently topped off the core of the 1,099 ft. tall (including the 160 ft. spire) Wilshire Grand Center. The Conco Companies are supplying all of the cast-in-place concrete on the downtown L.A. skyscraper that will become the tallest building west of the Mississippi. It replaces the U.S. Bank Tower, which currently holds that honor. The Grand is just a year from its scheduled finish date of March 2017, and with the topping off of the concrete core, crews have started on the interior finish work.
The scope of our project includes providing the high-strength concrete that was used inside the core walls as well as providing the lightweight deck-fill concrete for all of the 73 floors. In addition Conco was responsible for doing all of the structural deck concrete including below grade walls and columns. Shotcrete will be applied to the perimeter walls.
The Wilshire Grand Center, a $1.2 billion, 73-story mixed-use building, is the first Class A space that has been constructed in downtown Los Angeles since 1997 and will add to the cultural and economic revival of the area. An observation deck and bar is planned for the top floor with double-decker express elevators to quickly take you up there. A hotel will occupy floors’ 31 to 70, and lower floors reserved for office space. At ground-level there will be a public plaza featuring a 240-foot-long atrium skylight. Above 7th and Figueroa streets, a large LED billboard will light up the area.
As the General Contractor, Turner Construction’s Project Superintendent, Marc Turcot reports, “It’s on schedule, which is quite the victory.” We, along with every else involved in the project, cannot wait to see the finished product!
The Conco Companies are one of the foremost suppliers of concrete services for the Western U.S. We got our start in 1959 in the Bay Area by offering clients the best value on a broad range of concrete services and products. Since that time, we have taken a leading role as top concrete contractors in the region. We have four regional offices serving California, Oregon, Nevada, Colorado and Washington.