LA Times Project
After a heavy downpour of rain, off and on for several days, Coast Constructors completed a large scale equipment demolition and removal project for the LA Times in downtown Los Angeles. After a week of cutting and rigging in preparation for the scheduled crane lift, on Saturday, February 26, 2011, we were able to successfully complete the project.
With the help of a 250 ton crane located across the street from the LA Times South Building, Coast was able to remove 5 old fire suppression steel tanks from the roof of the LA Times downtown high-rise. The largest tanks measured approximately 8 feet in diameter by 23 feet long with weights ranging from 7,000 to 12,000 lbs. per tank.
Along with the tanks, Coast also removed an 8 foot by 30 foot microwave antenna from the 13th floor roof. After 10 hours of work and the removal of some air handler ductwork and other miscellaneous equipment, we were able to safely re-open Spring Street to traffic.