Wilshire Building has ensured proper adaptation of its original infrastructure
to accommodate the specific needs of its telecommunications clientele. The building
provides numerous options for standby power generation, rooftop space, and riser
space for data, air conditioning and electrical needs.
On-site amenities serving the property
include a full-service cafeteria, a sundry store, a United States post office,
retail banking, and a concierge service.
with concrete slabs and concrete fireproofing.
frame with aluminum window system and tinted windows.
deck with waterproof membrane and city approved roof plan accommodating
extensive supply of tenant generators, dry coolers and antennae. Plans are
in place to provide a raised roof platform for new tenant equipment. Roof
has a clear line of sight in southern and western directions and clear line
of sight to the major high-rises in downtown Los Angeles.
per square foot vertical load; 20 pounds per square foot seismic load.
(floor to deck)
per square foot with upgrades to 75 watts psf, 480V, 3 phase, 4 wire.
elevator groups: six low-rise elevators serve floors 1-19 and five high-rise
elevators serve floors 20-30. Each group includes one freight elevator.
fire life safety system in place. Pre-action risers to the 30th floor. All
tenant fire life safety systems are tied to the base building fire life
safety system, which is supported by an automatic transfer switch to one
of the building's standby power generators. All common areas are sprinklered.
attended lobby and security staff with integrated CCTV and card access systems,
perimeter and sensitive areas monitored 24/7 from Security Station located
on Ground Floor.
riser system in development, providing diverse riser capacity for fiber/cable,
HVAC coolant and water, electrical requirements, and fuel riser needs.
Delivery Area Loading:
area in the surface lot at the south side of the building is available to
tenants for delivery of equipment.
operating engineers to support building systems and provide tenant service.
Other Core Systems:
planning is underway for construction of multiple 3-6 story mechanical platforms,
each consisting of a 2,000 kw standby power generator, 1,500 tons of cooling
capacity, and provision for up to 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel storage.
building access is through the ramp adjacent to the loading area. Men's
and Women's restrooms meeting ADA accessibility standards are located throughout
is engineered to provide all tenants with 25 to 75 watts per square foot
of power at 480 volts, 3 phase, 4 wire. Existing electrical service consists
of three 3,750 kVA, 480V transformers and one 5,000 kVA, 4160V transformer.
New infrastructure design which will provide an additional 3,750 kVA service
(service #5) will be installed by mid-2002. Services #6 and #7 are currently
in planning stages. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP)
has the ability to serve the total planned requirements of the building.
For all phases of power distribution, DWP is one of the most reliable sources
of power in the United States. A program is currently underway which will
yield substantial savings in electricity over the next 10 years.
there are four 2,000KW generators and one 470KW generator supporting tenants'
main electrical power in the event of service interruptions or low voltage
conditions. Power is distributed via 480V, 3-phase, 4 wire bus duct (1 bus
duct per generator). Additional generators 5 and 6, both 2,000KW will be
added in mid-2002, with generators 7 and 8 in planning stages.
has existing fuel storage and containment with associated pumping and filtering
stations for approximately 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel. This will provide
sufficient fuel storage capacity to operate all generators on a continuous
basis for up to 24 hours without refueling. By mid-2002 One Wilshire will
have an additional 8,000 gallons of capacity. Additional planned underground
storage tanks for 20,000 gallons of diesel fuel will increase standby time
to 48 hours at a full load.
tenant cooling equipment is housed on the third floor roof where heat rejection
for up to 75 watts per square foot is provided. A new closed loop cooling
system will be installed on the 30th floor roof. The new system will consist
of 1,200 tons of redundant cooling towers with piping to the upper floors.
master-planned riser system accommodates diverse routing for all service
risers, from the roof and basement to each floor, required for the proper
distribution and use of normal electrical power, emergency generator power,
HVAC piping and fuel.