US Bank Tower
Structure in general
- The glass crown on top is brightly illuminated at night.
- The Bunker Hill Steps, a variation of Rome's Spanish Steps, wrap around the west side of the base, leading up to Bunker Hill.
- When completed, became the tallest building on the Pacific coast, surpassing Columbia Center in Seattle.
- Tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi River.
- The building was designed to withstand an earthquake of 8.3 on the Richter Scale.
- The tower has 4 glass-crowned setbacks, at the 48th, 57th, 61st, and 69th floor levels.
- The highest helipad in the world is on the roof.
- Until US Bancorp committed to a major lease with naming rights in March 2003, the building was named Library Tower after the Los Angeles Central Library across the street.
- First building to be destroyed by alien invaders in the 1996 movie "Independence Day".
- The central core structure has a frame that is reinforced in two directions.
- The façade, consisting of granite strips alternating with rectangular windows each 6.4 m (21 ft) long, is also designed to endure deformations of up to 6.35 cm (2.5 inch) per floor.
- From the 53rd floor up, horizontal forces caused by wind or earthquakes are dampened by two struts, which are each one floor high.
- Upon completion this became the tallest building in the world located in a major seismic region; it has since been surpassed by Taipei 101.
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Features & Amenities
- One of the city's famous buildings
- Helipad is available