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Bar Grating Platforms Add Function to LA Towers

L.A. Live towers utilize more than 100 panels of McNICHOLS® Bar Grating as foundations for entertainment structures.

The Hole Objective

In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, CA, sits a 27-acre development project called L.A. Live. In the center are six giant steel towers which had to work with lighting, sound equipment and LED screens to convey information to patrons of the surrounding sports, entertainment and convention center. Bar Grating platforms were constructed to support the foundation for these entertainment structures.

A shot of one of the LA Live towers in Los Angeles, California.
Towers of L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA that utilize McNICHOLS® Welded Rectangular Bar Grating.

The Hole Solution: Bar Grating Platforms

More than 100 panels of McNICHOLS® Welded Rectangular Bar Grating were used in the construction of these towers. The 80-foot pylons have multiple platforms for equipment like security cameras, speakers for entertainment and public announcements, LED screens, and lighting. The Bar Grating platforms, which had to meet load bearing and strength requirements, are safe for crews assembling equipment on them. Popular bands have even been known to perform on the towers during high profile events like the GRAMMY Awards®.

A photo looking up at a tower with a Bar Grating platform.
Close up view of McNICHOLS® Welded Rectangular Bar Grating used to create the platform of the towers located at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, CA.

Featured Product & Benefits

McNICHOLS® Bar Grating, Welded, GW-100, 19-W-4 Spacing, Stainless Steel, Type 304L, 1" x 3/16" Rectangular Bar, Smooth Surface, 77% Open Area

  • Aesthetic attributes
  • Load capabilities
  • Durability
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Ventilation
  • Quick drainage
  • Easy to fabricate
  • Low maintenance
  • Long lasting
  • High quality

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