New Concrete Pour World Record at Wilshire Grand

More than 80 million pounds of concrete were poured for 18 hours in downtown Los Angeles this weekend as the Wilshire Grand Center set an official Guinness world record.

The foundation of the 73-story hotel involved more than 2,100 truckloads of concrete being poured from Saturday to about 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The project entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest continuous concrete pour in history, construction officials said. 

Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials opened the beginning of the pouring, and the USC marching band kicked off the world record attempt.

Some roadways around Figueroa Street, Wilshire Boulevard, Francisco Street and 7th Street were closed on Saturday. 

Here is the complete list of closures that were expected until Sunday night:

  • Figueroa Street between 7th Street and 6th Street
  • Wilshire Boulevard between Figueroa Street and Beaudry Avenue
  • Wilshire Boulevard off ramp from the 110 South traveling eastbound
  • Francisco Street between 7th Street and Wilshire Boulevard
  • 7th Street between Figueroa Street and Francisco Street
  • Westbound on 7th Street between Flower Street and Figueroa Street

Reduced Lanes:

  • Lanes on northbound Figueroa Street will be reduced beginning at James M. Wood Boulevard with one lane open between 8th Street and 7th Street
  • Two lanes open on eastbound 7th Street beginning at Figueroa Street
  • Two lanes open on southbound Flower Street between 7th Street and 6th Street
  • One lane open on westbound 7th Street between Bixel Street and Francisco Street for access to FigAt7th parking structure only
  • One lane open on southbound Flower Street beginning at 5th Street
  • Eastbound traffic on 6th Street must turn left on Figueroa Street
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