Wilshire Grand Tower Project Sets Guinness World Record


“The Wilshire Grand project set a new Guinness World record this weekend when it kicked off construction for the largest continuous concrete pour in history, a spokesman for the project said Sunday.

Beginning early Saturday night, more than 2,100 truckloads of 21,200 cubic yards of concrete weighing 82 million pounds — the weight of 250 blue whales, the world’s largest mammal — were poured to form the building’s foundation on the northwest corner of Seventh and Figueroa streets. On hand for the historic event were Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, 14th District Councilman Jose Huizar and Speaker of the California State Assembly John Perez, among others…read more here