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Wilshire Grand Breaks Record For Largest Concrete Pour
CBSLA.com) ^ | February 16, 2014 1:00 PM

Posted on 02/16/2014 4:31:57 PM PST by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Developers made history Sunday at the site of the former Wilshire Grand hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Adjudicator for the Guinness Book of World Records Michael Empric announced just after 11:30 a.m. that workers had broken the world record for the longest continuous pour.

The Wilshire Grand has a largest pour of 21,200 cubic yard, which is a new Guinness World Records title,” Empric said.

The Associated Press reports that the concrete pour of 82 million pounds of concrete lasted over 18 hours. The concrete was poured into a massive pit in order to build the foundation for the much-anticipated, 73-story tower.

“It’s a symbol of a Los Angeles that’s coming back,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Saturday. “It’s putting the recession in the rear-view mirror, creating jobs.”

Along with breaking the world record, planners had also expected to save funds due to the consecutive pouring as opposed to taking breaks in between.

The $1 billion project includes office space, restaurants, retail, and 900 hotel rooms.

The hotel is scheduled to open in 2017.


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1 posted on 02/16/2014 4:31:57 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Hoover dam was bigger, and it was continuous.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 4:33:57 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BenLurkin
73 floors? In LA? Doesn't seem wise.

How would it feel to be that high during an earthquake?

3 posted on 02/16/2014 4:35:42 PM PST by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: SampleMan

Hoover dam was a lot of separate pours. They allowed the concrete to dry before pouring the next level.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 4:36:46 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
82 million lbs (who writes this stuff ... I thought concrete was measured in yards ... ) of FOOTER ... big deal.

The vibrators had the biggest and hardest job

Now ... if they were going to pour 73 stories of WALL ... now THERE'S a Guiness World Book of Record !!

5 posted on 02/16/2014 4:41:38 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

OOPS ... write (pun intended) in front of my eyes ... 21,200 yds


6 posted on 02/16/2014 4:42:57 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ZOOKER

A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 4:43:13 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: driftdiver

“Hoover dam was a lot of separate pours.”

They had to keep stopping to fish bodies out:-)


8 posted on 02/16/2014 4:44:11 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

“They had to keep stopping to fish bodies out:-)”

I’m not certain that they actually did fish the bodies out.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 4:48:28 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: The Antiyuppie

As I recall reading about the building of the dam, they became part of the foundation.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 4:50:40 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s a lot of kickbacks.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 4:52:15 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: ZOOKER

The following is a excerpt from a previous post.
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73 floors? In LA? Doesn’t seem wise.

How would it feel to be that high during an earthquake?

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This been an excerpt from a previous post.

The following is the entire text of my reply

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Cool!

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The previous was the entire text of my replay.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 4:58:51 PM PST by ThomasThomas (It is your fault that I blame others for my actions!)
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To: ZOOKER

I’ve seen that hole at 7th and Fig here in downtown L.A (the better part of DT LA). Didn’t dawn on me that construction for the building required that much amount but I think the building is just to top the opposite building across it.


13 posted on 02/16/2014 5:04:04 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: onedoug; stylecouncilor

ping


14 posted on 02/16/2014 5:04:13 PM PST by windcliff
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To: BenLurkin
21,200 yards in 18 hours.

1,177 yards per hour.

118 trucks an hour.

looks like they have 11 boom pumps.

107 cy per pump per hour.

that's dumping some concrete.

if they were pouring a 4" thick driveway that would be 1,696,000 SF.

15 posted on 02/16/2014 5:11:52 PM PST by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: BenLurkin

73 stories in one of the most seismically active places in America??

Kinda scary, if you ask me.


16 posted on 02/16/2014 5:13:40 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: BenLurkin

It was always my understanding that if you pour too much concrete at once the heat would make it take forever to set. I read the reason they poured the Hoover Dam in sections is that if they had poured it all at once it would still be curing today. I imagine concrete has gotten better in the last 80 years but I would think the general principle woudl still be the same


17 posted on 02/16/2014 5:22:45 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: SampleMan

That’s what I was wondering. Certainly the dam couldn’t have been continuous from bottom to top, could it? How would the bottom of the forms withstood the concreto-static pressure till it cured? I’d have assumed they’d pour it like a layer cake in maybe 20-foot layers. Even if it wasn’t, I could still see single pours bigger than this one. But how would Guinness have missed such an obvious one? And what about 3-gorges dam in China? That one’s immense.


18 posted on 02/16/2014 5:31:19 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ThomasThomas

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19 posted on 02/16/2014 5:31:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jonty30; babygene; The Antiyuppie
There are no bodies in the dam. Each pour was only a matter of inches at a time. If someone would have slipped and fallen down, they would have been able to easily stand up or coworkers could have easily helped them.

A body would a been a problem with structural integrity.

20 posted on 02/16/2014 5:35:15 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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