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Identification

Aon Center
United California Bank Building, 707 Wilshire Tower
116483

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
steel
glass
curtain wall
black
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • Tallest in Los Angeles until the completion of US Bank Tower in 1989.
  • Tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi River from 1974-1982; surpassed by JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston.
  • The United California Bank Building was topped out in November 1972.
  • The building set a record when the foundation was built for the highest continuous poured volume of concrete.
  • The construction of this building is notable in that it was constructed on time and under budget.
  • The building has an extra garage, which is located at 637 Wilshire Boulevard. It is connected through a tunnel to the garage under the tower.
  • The extra parking garage, which is a three level basement concrete structure, has a capacity of 579 cars, while the garage under the tower can store 243 cars.
  • The building has a center core, where elevators and stairs are located. Three stair shafts are located in the building.
  • Each regular floor has a net floor area of about 17,500 square feet (1,626 m²).
  • Mechanical rooms are located on floors 4, 5, 22, 42, 61, and 62.
  • The 6th floor is completely occupied by an employee cafeteria. A kitchen is also located on the 60th floor.
  • The California Club formerly occupied the southern part of this site.
  • With the construction of this building, the banking area of the city of Los Angeles was moving from the famous Spring Street for the first time in history.
  • On May 4, 1988, a fire on the 12th floor ended in one person dead and 40 injured with five floors severely damaged.

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Location

701-727 Wilshire Boulevard
601-623 South Hope Street, 700-718 West 6th Street
707 Wilshire Boulevard
90017
Central City
Los Angeles
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

858.00 ft
858.00 ft
858.00 ft
858.00 ft
184.00 ft
124.00 ft
62
5
1972
1973
30
2
822

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Features & Amenities

  • Helipad is available
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