Alice Kimm was a guest on KPCC's Take Two this week, discussing Downtown Los Angeles' newest skyscraper - the Wilshire Grand. 

The tallest building west of the Mississippi opened up, last weekend – the Wilshire Grand in downtown LA. It stands at 1,100 feet ... IF you count the 300 foot high spire that juts up from the top. Otherwise it's actually shorter than its rival a few blocks away, the US Bank building. Roof-to-roof, the Wilshire Grand is 34 feet shy of out-"talling" it (934 ft vs 968 ft). But really, when it comes to architecture, does size really matter?

Listen into Alice Kimm's interview on Southern California radio KPCC above, or visit the KPCC website to read on!