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August 7, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-billion project, House - wearing his hard hat, protective sunglasses and work boots - oversees the workers pulling the last bit of concrete from the old Wilshire Grand site, which is in the final stages of demolition this month. But later this year the big job begins as crews start pouring the concrete foundation and working their way up, floor by floor.
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August 7, 2013 | By Cale Ottens
Dustin House and co-workers spent a recent morning in a massive hole in downtown Los Angeles where the 73-story Wilshire Grand Hotel will soon rise to become the tallest building west of the Mississippi River. As one of the superintendents for the $1-billion project, House - wearing his hard hat, protective sunglasses and work boots - oversees the workers pulling the last bit of concrete from the old Wilshire Grand site, which is in the final stages of demolition this month. But later this year the big job begins as crews start pouring the concrete foundation and working their way up, floor by floor.
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BUSINESS
June 26, 2013
1950: Builders break ground July 5 on the Hotel Statler, which opens Aug. 6, 1952. 1954: Hilton Hotels buys the Statler hotel chain. Building is renamed Statler Hilton. 1968: $2.5-million renovation completed in November. Building is renamed Los Angeles Hilton. 1989: Korean Air buys the property for $168 million. Name changes to Omni Los Angeles in 1995. 1999: Name changes to Wilshire Grand Hotel. 2011: Hotel closes in December. 2012: Hotel holds liquidation sale.
BUSINESS
June 26, 2013
1950: Builders break ground July 5 on the Hotel Statler, which opens Aug. 6, 1952. 1954: Hilton Hotels buys the Statler hotel chain. Building is renamed Statler Hilton. 1968: $2.5-million renovation completed in November. Building is renamed Los Angeles Hilton. 1989: Korean Air buys the property for $168 million. Name changes to Omni Los Angeles in 1995. 1999: Name changes to Wilshire Grand Hotel. 2011: Hotel closes in December. 2012: Hotel holds liquidation sale.
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March 20, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which has closed numerous schools and classrooms as the result of asbestos discoveries in the last five months, has adopted new safety guidelines for school repairs and maintenance. The reforms were implemented in the wake of the five-day closure of Chatsworth High School earlier this month, after district inspectors discovered asbestos had been released by work crews drilling holes in classroom walls for wiring.
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December 17, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Hiding a backyard hide-out isn't easy -- not when it's an eye-catching, 14-foot ball that 65 workers are frantically trying to build without its young owner seeing them from his bedroom window. That's what a volunteer construction crew discovered in Bellflower when it set out two weeks ago to create a treehouse-like "fort" for a 9-year-old leukemia victim to play in. They wanted it to be a surprise. So they covered the rear windows to Joshua Bailey's house so he couldn't see out.
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December 9, 2011 | By Gale Holland and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Community College District has ended its contract with a construction-management company that oversaw the rebuilding of West Los Angeles College, where tens of millions of dollars went to waste on abandoned projects. In a settlement with the district, Turner Construction Co. agreed to leave its post of managing projects on the Culver City campus Feb. 1. Turner, which the district was preparing to fire, also said it would not seek further work from the district before July 2015.
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April 17, 1987
Eugene von Wening Jr., a director and executive vice president of Turner Construction Co., and a past president of the Assn. of General Contractors of California, died April 10 in San Francisco of cancer. He was 60. Turner, a veteran of the Merchant Marine and the Korean War, joined Turner in 1950 and was chairman of the board of Turner International Industries before becoming a director in 1985.
REAL ESTATE
March 15, 1987
Construction has begun on a $23-million, 197,000-square-foot addition to the Kaiser Permanante Medical Center, 9961 Sierra Ave., Fontana. The new structure, which is expected to be completed by October, 1988, will be used primarily as an outpatient treatment clinic. Pasadena-based Kaiser Foundation Hospitals is the developer of the project, and the Costa Mesa office of Turner Construction Co. is general contractor. Architect of the five-story addition is Ontario-based HMC Architects Inc.
REAL ESTATE
January 13, 1985
The $40-million, 445,000-square-foot Burbank Center, thought to be the largest office complex every built in Burbank, has been topped out and is scheduled for completion next fall. The 21-story center and its connected 1,080-car parking structure are on a 2.4-acre site bounded by Alameda Avenue, Kenwood Street and Riverside and Screenland drives. The developer is a joint venture of Cushman Investment and Development Corp. and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
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December 9, 2011 | By Gale Holland and Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Community College District has ended its contract with a construction-management company that oversaw the rebuilding of West Los Angeles College, where tens of millions of dollars went to waste on abandoned projects. In a settlement with the district, Turner Construction Co. agreed to leave its post of managing projects on the Culver City campus Feb. 1. Turner, which the district was preparing to fire, also said it would not seek further work from the district before July 2015.
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December 17, 2005 | Bob Pool, Times Staff Writer
Hiding a backyard hide-out isn't easy -- not when it's an eye-catching, 14-foot ball that 65 workers are frantically trying to build without its young owner seeing them from his bedroom window. That's what a volunteer construction crew discovered in Bellflower when it set out two weeks ago to create a treehouse-like "fort" for a 9-year-old leukemia victim to play in. They wanted it to be a surprise. So they covered the rear windows to Joshua Bailey's house so he couldn't see out.
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March 20, 2000 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Unified School District, which has closed numerous schools and classrooms as the result of asbestos discoveries in the last five months, has adopted new safety guidelines for school repairs and maintenance. The reforms were implemented in the wake of the five-day closure of Chatsworth High School earlier this month, after district inspectors discovered asbestos had been released by work crews drilling holes in classroom walls for wiring.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1998 | James Bates
New York Studios Inc. announced plans for a $160-million, 700,000-square-foot studio with 11 sound stages on a site at the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. Equity partners in the project include Delphi Studios Inc. and Progressive Internet Alternatives. The project development team includes J.P. Morgan & Co., Harbison Co., La Salle Partners, HLW International and Turner Construction Co.
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