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We Did It! The World’s Largest Concrete Pour Finishes

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A new world record in concrete pouring was reached Sunday when about 20 hours of continuous concrete pouring completed for the Wilshire Grand project downtown.The last bit of cement fell at around 11:15 a.m. this morning, City News Service reported. Trucks poured 21,200 cubic yards of concrete for 208 trucks, starting at about 5 p.m. yesterday, according to KPCC.

The big pour, which kicked off with a parade and drink special at local bars, was part of a development project for a new 73-story hotel and retail space downtown set to open in 2017.

A Guinness Book of World Records representative was on hand at the event and confirmed the new record. It previously was held by the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas.