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Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Building

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Identification

Caltrans District 7 Headquarters Building
California Department of Transportation District 7 Headquarters Building, Broad Plaza
153717

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
aluminum
curtain wall
light gray
deconstructivism

Usages

governmental office
parking

Facts

  • The building is supported by 18 ft x 18 ft square footings.
  • The steel skeleton, weighing 13,000 tons, consists of 7126 beams connected by 89,000 bolts.
  • The project required the excavation of 200,000 cubic yards of dirt.
  • The Caltrans Building was featured as the subject of a History Channel show entitled "Modern Marvels: Building a Skyscraper.".
  • The building has 52 bathrooms, with 450 sinks and 700 toilets using 20 miles of pipe.
  • The building contains nearly 1 million pounds of glass.
  • The architects were recognized with a 2005 Honor Award for Design from the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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Location

100 South Main Street
100 South Main Street
90012
Central City
Los Angeles
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

172.30 ft
13
2002
2004
19
1,142
$190,000,000

Involved Companies


Morphosis Architects
Gruen Associates

URS Corporation

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