Hotel hits new heights
A new skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles has become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. Construction workers on Saturday placed a 10-tonne spire atop the Wilshire Grand Tower. The spire adds 49m to the 73-storey building. That makes it 335m high. That’s 25m higher than nearby US Bank Tower, which held the tallest building record since 1989. The $1 billion hotel and office complex is scheduled to open next March.