Media watch cement dry at Wilshire Grand construction site


Streets were closed all around Wilshire and Figueroa on Saturday and early Sunday to make way for a big fleet of trucks pouring concrete for the base of the new Wilshire Grand hotel, being built by Korean interests as the highest skyscraper on the West Coast. The pouring launched Saturday afternoon with Mayor Eric Garcetti and the USC Trojans band in attendance, then continued through the night. The flackage claimed it would set a record for continuous concrete pouring. The photo above is from 6 a.m. Sunday morning by downtown resident Allison Engel, who observed the choreography of trucks and cement.

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