Thursday, July 20, 2017

New tallest tower west of the Mississippi built to stringent seismic standards

The soon-to-open Wilshire Grand, at 1,100 feet, is now the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

The 73-floor structure was built to stringent seismic standards, as it rests near the San Andreas Fault. The building has bracing in three places to ensure it won’t collapse, and the foundations had to be fortified beyond the typical skyscraper.

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