Early last year, the Wilshire Grand—which will one day be the tallest tower in the West—set records with a massive concrete pour for its foundation. Not quite a record-setter, the concrete pour over at Metropolis, the Greenland USA megaproject in South Park, was still a huge endeavor. This grand effort required 638 concrete trucks (there's a shot of a fleet of them lined up) and 60 people working overnight, says Bisnow. This pour was for the second phase of the project, which will include a wave of condos. The first phase, a 38-story condo tower (that's been pretty sought after) and an 18-story boutique Indigo Hotel, are both well underway and due to open next year.
· Video: Overnight Concrete Pour at $1B Metropolis [Bisnow]
· Front-Row Photos From Wilshire Grand's Record-Setting Pour [Curbed LA]
· Metropolis [Curbed LA]