As Hanjin Shipping Co remains in full damage control mode a new skyscraper built by it’s parent company – the South Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group – has become the tallest American building west of the Mississippi River.
In downtown Los Angeles on Saturday high-rise construction workers placed a 10-ton spire on top the Wilshire Grand Tower. The spire adds 160 feet to the 73-story building for a total of 1,099 feet…. 81 feet higher than nearby U.S. Bank Tower, which held the tallest building record since 1989.
The Wilshire Grand still has some construction work scheduled. The $1 billion hotel and office complex is scheduled to open next March.