Largo poured the massive mat foundation for a new high-rise tower in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night. Located on the northeast corner of Figueroa and Pico, the hospitality development will add 727 rooms when complete in 2022.
National Readymix began service to the site at 1AM, and it took 7 pumps nearly 11 hours to pour 7,096CY.
The building will consist of 37 total levels which includes a concrete roof. Building services are located in the basement with 11,000sf of retail space on street level. Six levels of above grade parking followed by a pool deck with outdoor restaurant space make up the first eight levels. Hospitality levels are shared between the AC and Moxy Hotel brand names with 347 and 380 keys respectively. Largo Concrete is working with Lightstone developers, general contractor Suffolk Construction, Gensler architects and Saiful Bouquet structural engineers to be poured out in late 2021.
Westin Resort Largo recently topped out on the last of three hospitality projects in the Anaheim Entertainment District. The Westin Anaheim Resort is located on the south side of Katella Avenue from Disneyland next to the Convention Center. The development features 634 rooms spread across 9 above grade levels with 31,200sf of retail and restaurant space on grade. When the development opens during the summer of 2020 it will be Anaheim’s second, non-Disney four-diamond resort. Largo worked with general contractorKCS West, architect Harley Eliis Devereaux and structural engineer Englekirk.
The Disney Height Cone
The Westin’s proximity to the Disneyland Resort meant the design had to conform with what local developers refer to as the “Disney Cone”. This height restriction on buildings surrounding the park allows visitors to be totally immersed in the Disney experience with limited views of anything non-Disney . This effort began back in the 1960’s with a strategically placed landscaped berm surrounding the park and has evolved into a city mandate. Currently, the ‘cone’ limits heights of buildings immediately surround the park to 75′ gradually increasing to 240′ a half-mile away from the resort.
JW Marriott Just one mile east of the Westin along South Clementine Street Largo poured the concrete at the 466 room JW Marriott hotel with general contractor W.E. O’Neil. Construction on this 13 level structure began during the spring of 2018 with Largo pouring three large mat foundations totaling 5,796CY over the course of 2 weeks. Designed by Morris Architects and structural engineer Walter P. Moore, this 488,692gsf development is scheduled to open during the spring of 2020. When it is complete this development will be the first non-Disney four diamond resort in Anaheim.
One block further east on Katella Avenue, Largo worked with Nexus Construction and davisReed on the Cambria Suites project. Largo topped out on the one level below grade and 13 levels above structure in January of 2019. In addition to the 352 rooms the resort will feature a 30,000sf water park, outdoor movie viewing area and 15,000sf of restaurant and retail space.