1,000+ trucks to pour concrete for 15 hours non-stop in DTLA housing development

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Construction on one of the largest downtown Los Angeles developments will officially begin next Friday, June 28, at 100 S. Grand Ave. On that day, beginning at 5 p.m., 1,348 trucks fueled by clean natural gas will pour 13,478 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation at The Grand, a Frank Gehry-designed residential tower.

That’s the equivalent of four Olympic swimming pools, according to Lindsey Skolnik, spokeswoman with developer Related Companies.

“The foundation pour signals significant progress as the project reaches another key construction milestone,” Skolnik said in an email Monday. “When the pour begins, construction cranes and trucks will blow their horns to the cheers of the construction workers.”

The pour will go on for 15 continuous hours and take 140 workers to complete. Once completed, the foundation for The Grand’s residential tower will weigh 1.8 million pounds. The Grand will include retail and entertainment space, along with 436 condos, 80 of which will be priced as affordable housing.

This article has been updated.

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