The days are numbered for the U.S. Bank Tower building in Los Angeles being the tallest building west of the Mississippi. Korean Airlines is constructing a 73-story skyscraper in Los Angeles that at 1,100 feet upon completion will be the tallest building in Los Angeles and the western United States.
Floors 31 to the 70th floor containing a Sky Lobby will comprise a 900-room hotel, the largest InterContinental Hotel in Americas opening 2017 in the tallest building in Los Angeles. Natural wood and warm colors will reflect the beach culture of Los Angeles. The hotel’s 70th floor sky lobby will reflect LA car culture with abstract lines and representations. An infinity pool is planned for the open air 73rd floor.
The Korean Airlines building is on the demolition site of the former Wilshire Grand Hotel. The new skyscraper will surpass the current tallest building in Los Angeles and the western United States, the U.S. Bank Tower at 1,018 feet.
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