KOIN Tower, King Kong Building
Structure in General
residential condominium commercial office
- The KOIN Center includes offices on floors 4-19 with 48 luxury apartments on the upper 11 floors.
- KOIN-TV has its studios here with a webcam on top.
- The building does not have a 13th floor.
- Nicknamed "The Mechanical Pencil".
- The building consists of 23,000 square-feet of retail and other space on the first three levels, floors 4 through 19 consist of 324,000 square-feet of office space and 44 condominiums on the uppermost 11 floors.
- Additionally, approximately 68,000 square-feet are used for studios and broadcast facilities.
- The building's interior finishes include; Italian marble floors and walls, aluminum doors and custom-designed chandeliers.
- Typical floor size is approximately 18,000 square-feet.
- The centralized ventilation is distributed on each floor using a variable air volume system.
- The building electrical rooms on each floor feature six watts per square-foot.
- The building has won Toby Office Building of the Year Award, Best Building Between 249,000-500,000 SF, Regional BOMA in 1998, and AIA Honor Award in 1985.
- In 2004, Regal Cinemas shutdown the 6-screen cinema after 19 years in operation.
- The Columbia Street entrance features a dramatic 23'-6" tall ceiling.
- The building occupies a full block.
- The building has a total of 9 elevators; five serve the office floors, two serve the parking garage, and the last two the condominiums.
- In July 2007, CommonWealth Partners of Los Angeles purchased the first 19 floors for $108 million. The purchase price included two additional building sites for slated possible office and residential high-rises.
- The building was acquired by the Louis Dreyfus Property Group and Benenson Capital Co. in December 1993.
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