LA skyline gets a new addition: $1.2 billion Wilshire Grand

The Wilshire Grand Center is the tallest building west of Chicago, thanks to its nearly 300-foot spire. The curved glass skyscraper will house a luxury InterContinental Hotel, offices, and several restaurants and bars. There’s a cocktail bar on the tower’s 73rd floor observation deck and a fancy steakhouse.

Architect Chris Martin spent 10 years designing the Wilshire Grand Center,
which opens 
June 23 . (Photo by Gary Leonard/courtesy of Wilshire Grand Center)