Building the Wilshire Grand Hotel: Reaching New Heights with Safety Photo: Turner Construction

Building the Wilshire Grand Hotel: Reaching New Heights with Safety

This article is part of the Voices of Safety series in which we profile various safety professionals.

The new Wilshire Grand Hotel is rising 73 stories above Los Angeles. When complete, it will be the tallest building in the city – and west of the Mississippi River.

The skyscraper, with its 70th floor sky lobby, observatory and skypool deck, will require the labor of about 850 people – electricians, plumbers, concrete workers – all working together high above the rooftops of L.A.

Gavin Banks, safety director of the southern California business unit of Turner Construc

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