Wilshire Grand now the tallest skyscraper west of Mississippi
A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. On Saturday, construction workers placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. The spire adds 160 feet to the 73-story building. That makes it 1,099 feet high.
The Wilshire Grand still has some construction work scheduled. The $1 billion hotel and office complex is scheduled to open next March.Going ahead, the Wilshire Grand is an important part of the economic resurgence that is transforming LA’s skyline and has created 122,000 new jobs across our city, according to the mayor Eric Garcetti.