August 7, 2013 |
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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December 9, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.