Wilshire Grand Hotel demolished for tallest building in the west – TIME LAPSE VIDEO
The razing of the building is the first step toward constructing an 80-story replacement hotel with 900 rooms and 400,000-square-feet of office and retail space.
Korean Air, a subsidiary of Korean conglomerate Hanjin Group, has downsized the project since it was announced three years ago. The original plan called for two high-rise towers with 560 hotel rooms and 1.5 million-square-feet office space.
The Wilshire Grand Project will be home to the tallest building west of the Mississippi.
LVI Services is the demolition contractor on this project.