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Conco to Do the Concrete for New Wilshire Grand Center

The company looks forward to reshaping the L.A. skyline with their concrete work on the tallest building west of the Mississippi.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Conco is pleased to announce that they will take an essential role in the construction of another landmark project with their recent award of the concrete package. The new Wilshire Grand Center, owned by Korean Air, will be built in the financial district of downtown Los Angeles and is slated to become the tallest building in the U.S. west of the Mississippi. Up until now the title had been held by the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower located only blocks from the site of the new Wilshire Grand.        

The mat foundation is scheduled for February 15, 2014 when Conco pours the largest continuous mat foundation ever done in the United States. Jesse Cook, Conco’s senior project manager, said, “Conco is very excited to be a part of such a historic undertaking. We have carefully planned the project down to the very last detail and will complete the pour of over 21,000 cubic yards of concrete over the course of 24 hours.” He went on to say, “By the end, we will have completed a foundation that is nearly 20 ft thick.”

The new Wilshire Grand is being built by Turner Construction Co., one of the largest general contractors in the U.S. Scott Borland, Turner’s Constructive Executive of the project, said, “Turner Construction is proud to announce that we have selected Conco as our trade partner to perform the structural concrete work at the Wilshire Grand Hotel Project in Downtown Los Angeles. Conco has been a trade partner with Turner Construction over the years and had selected Conco for their expertise within the concrete industry to assist with this iconic tower that will be in fact the tallest structure west of the Mississippi when completed late 4th Quarter of 2016!”

The new building will be one of the first skyscrapers built in downtown L.A. since the early 90’s with an estimated cost of $1 billion for the total development of the property. To receive the designation of the tallest building in the West, the Wilshire Grand will stand at 1,100 ft. tall and include a 900-room hotel, retail and office space.

The whole building is on an accelerated schedule including Conco’s role. There will be a poured-in-place core wall going up the building surrounded by slab on metal deck. The core is 130 ft X 35 ft with some floors with walls up to 4 ft. thick. Cook added, “We will be on a 4-day core wall cycle, which means that every 4 days, concrete for a new floor will be poured. Given our extensive experience on other large-scale projects, we are confident that we will have no trouble in meeting all of our ambitious goals.”

About The Conco Companies:
Conco has been delivering premium concrete services throughout the Western U.S. since 1959. We continue to upgrade and expand facilities to better serve the growing market for public works projects, commercial, educational, parking structures, and other construction development. The Conco name has been an integral partner on many architecturally distinguished projects, and we commit to bringing that same standard of excellence to each job we undertake.

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