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Los Angeles skyscraper tops out as tallest Western building

6 years 3 weeks 5 days ago Saturday, September 03 2016 Sep 3, 2016 September 03, 2016 1:11 PM September 03, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Photo by Alexander Walter

LOS ANGELES - A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.

Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-ton spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. With that addition, the 73-story tower tops out at 1,099 feet.

That's 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.

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