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Gas Company Tower

Identification

Gas Company Tower
the SoCal Gas Center
116418

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
aluminum
glass
granite
curtain wall
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The lead architect on this building was SOM's Richard Keating, architect of Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston and JP Morgan Chase Tower in Dallas.
  • Visitors enter through the building's dramatic three-level lobby which features a decor made of stone, aluminum and wood.
  • Both the Biltmore Garage and the San Carlos Hotel formerly occupied this site.
  • The building was the setting of the beginning scene of the movie "Speed".
  • The mural ‘Dusk’ (one of the largest in the world) is painted on the walls of the adjacent building.
  • Each regular floor has a floor area of 2670 m² (28 739 square feet).
  • This building won numerous awards like the Merit Award (1992) by the California Council of the American Institute of Architects and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce "Beautification Award" (1994).
  • There is about 300 000 square feet (27 871 m²) parking garage available.

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Location

555 West Fifth Street
90071
Central City
Los Angeles
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

749.01 ft
749.02 ft
749.01 ft
52
9
1988
1991
26

Involved Companies

developer, environmental consultant, facade supplier, general contractor, interior designer, investment advisor, mechanical engineering, owner, property management, tenant

Features & Amenities

  • Helipad is available
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