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The Grand is a massive project over a dozen years in the making and broke ground in May 2019 in the Bunker Hill area of downtown Los Angeles. The mixed-use development will feature a 39 story residential tower and a 20 story Equinox Hotel connected by a courtyard, as well as a 176,000 square feet of retail space with shops, restaurants, and a movie theater complex. The Grand project is a public-private partnership under the helm of developer Related Companies and designed by architect Frank Gehry, who also designed the adjacent Disney Music Hall. Gehry aimed for the structures to complement each other, incorporating similar materials such as metallic cladding into the towers’ design. The residential tower will have over 400 units with over 80 units set aside for low-income residents, while the Equinox hotel boasts 309 guest rooms.
For their part in The Grand development, the Conco Companies will be providing structural concrete forming, placement and finishing, concrete pumping services, and shotcrete services.
After years of anticipation for the commencement of construction, the project has a fast schedule and requires three significant mat pours for a combined 25,500 cubic yards of concrete. As a result, Conco was contracted to deliver their concrete services due to their reputation for keeping large-scale projects such as The Grand on time and on budget.
As of June 2020, Conco is forming the structural decks on Level 14 on Tower 2 and Level 12 on Tower 1. Total concrete poured is currently at 83,201 cubic yards for the foundations, structural slabs, columns and walls, and shotcrete. With a project peak point of 220 on-site employees and over 364,000 man-hours worked, The Conco Companies is using two pump stations and five concrete placing booms to complete the project.
Read more here: Conco begins work on The Grand in downtown Los Angeles