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Behold, The Wilshire Grand Is Lit!
The Wilshire Grand Center was alight in full glory Monday night—from the tip of its 1,100-foot spire, through its translucent crown, and down the spine of its body. The tower's sleek profile glowed indigo, gold, fuchsia, neon green, and sky blue for viewers throughout downtown and into neighborhoods beyond. The light show was ostensibly a test, though, as Urbanize LA reports.
What's also cool is that, in support of the LA2024 Olympic bid, the Wilshire Grand will glow in the colors of the L.A. sunset Tuesday through Thursday night, lighting up in conjunction with the U.S. Bank Tower, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (it's absolutely no coincidence that the IOC evaluation commission will be in town the same days).
The Wilshire Grand is the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The 73-story, $1.2 billion building is slated to open in June with a 900-key InterContinental Hotel, 395,000-square-feet of office and retail space, and (hey!) a rooftop bar.
The @wilshiregrand looking good lit up blue. @citizenla .#dtla #wilshiregrand #freeway #urban #cityscape #losangeles #huffpostgram #moodyg… pic.twitter.com/4BT3bi836T— Rick Mendoza (@fotoboy62) May 9, 2017
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.