Class A Office Space
Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Renovating a historic building in the heart of a major metropolis always will cause some heartburn for the principals. The Wilshire Grand Center and the city of Los Angeles was no exception for Brian Callahan, president of Santa Ana, California-based design-build firm XL Fire Protection.
Callahan, in partnership with Xylem Bell & Gossett were A-C Fire Pump, worked for three years to provide the 2.1-million-square-foot Wilshire Grand Center with an enhanced, sustainable fire-protection system during the hotel’s expansive $20 million makeover. Today, the 73-story glass-and-steel Wilshire Grand Center is valued at $1.35 billion and is the tallest building in the United States west of Chicago’s Willis Tower.