The LA Times reports on the completion of the Wilshire Grand, featuring a major commission by Do Ho Suh

By Thomas Curwen

 

Architect Chris King isn’t entirely sure when Reyner Banham clicked, but the English critic’s theories about Los Angeles came to him at just the right time.

Long before demolition crews moved in on the squat and aged hotel that had occupied the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard, the 41-year-old architect with A.C. Martin Partners tried to imagine what the interior of the new skyscraper — the Wilshire Grand — might look like.

 

The canvas was huge, more than 2 million square feet, fitting for the city’s tallest building, a combination of hotel and offices, public and private space.

 

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 Installation image: James Ewing

The Los Angeles Times Posted 27 June 2017

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