It seems fitting that now, as the year ends, we take a moment to look back on our company’s long history, and ponder our many past projects throughout the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Where better to do literally that, than from the vantage point of yet another of our projects: the City National Plaza’s (CNP) top floors?
This moment of reflection was motivated by an interview by the Los Angeles Business Journal, on whose list, the “100 Fastest Growing Private Companies” we recently ranked, and then became apparent that many construction companies made the list. They asked Giroux about our history, our areas of expertise, challenges we’ve faced and overcome, landmark buildings we’ve worked on, and interviewed and photographed our CEO and President, Nataline Lomedico. The resulting article can be read here.
It was a thrill for me to gain access to this viewpoint, a place I had only heard about when colleagues discussed their excitement about the project while they worked on it. The CNP top floors project involved removing what were previously walls to an electrical storage area, on floors 51-52, and replacing them with multiple panels of glass windows, each 7″ tall, stacked three high vertically, to create floor-to-ceiling glass viewpoints.
Yet more exciting is for me to see the “portfolio” of our past work, including the tallest building, so close to Nataline that it appears that she can almost touch it, the US Bank building, with the circle of glass we installed in the restaurant at the top. Over 70 years of working in the downtown LA area — and a lot of hard work — has provided us this long list of completed projects. It makes me proud, as I know it does too for my colleagues, to climb up, look out, and see all that we’ve accomplished in our city over these decades. I can only imagine what future projects we will add to our city’s collection, bursting as it is now with current and planned projects.