Vertigo-Inducing Video Brings You To The Top Of The Wilshire Grand
The Wilshire Grand, soon to be the tallest skyscraper on the West Coast, is now close to its final 1,100-foot height. Construction on the Downtown L.A. building won't be complete until next year, but it's already topped out and continues to rise—so it's the not a bad time to get a glimpse of the view. Or rather, to look straight down from the top for some of that sweet, sweet vertigo.
Recently the LA Times strapped some GoPros on to crane operators working on the building, and what they captured from 73 stories above is straight-up dizzying.
"Over four days, three workers were given GoPros to wear during their shifts. Two were crane operators, and one was a regular steel worker. Since the guys were all the way at the top, they couldn’t just leave to return the GoPros to us. Instead, they’d summon the ball of the crane to their window, attach the GoPro to it, and lower it all the way to the road... It’s an amazing (and frightening) shot." Fun fact: this will be the first skyscraper in L.A. without a flat roof.
For some East Coast vertigo, check out these shots from the closed-off, open-air ledge on the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building.