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Last edited 26 Jan 2021
Wilshire Grand Center, LA
In June 2017, America’s tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened in Los Angeles. At 335 m (1,099 ft), the supertall skyscraper claims the title courtesy of its spire, which beats the US Bank Tower by 24 m (80 ft).
It contains an 889-room hotel, restaurants, retail and office space, a rooftop swimming pool, and an open-air observation deck. The sail-like glass crown that tops the building is illuminated with programmable LEDs, which also continue down the spine of the building.
[Photo credit: Gary Leonard/Wilshire Grand Center]
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