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Long Beach

About Long Beach

467,892 in city
17,820,893 in metro
129 km² (50 mi²)
9.30594825744 m
Long Beach is California's fifth largest city. Founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1888, Long Beach is one of the most unique cities in America. At the turn of the last century, the city had already established itself as a major tourist destination, its large amusement park known as The Pike, drew thousands of visitors each year. New residents poured in, making the city the fastest growing in the nation from 1902 to 1910. After the discovery of vast oil pockets in the city, a million-dollar-per-month building boom began which included the city's first high-rises. Many tall buildings (including the second tallest in LA County at the time) dotted the skyline. The boom ended in 1933, year of the Long Beach earthquake, which claimed many lives and caused major destruction. The city rebuilt in the Art-deco style, creating a bohemian feel downtown. Today, Long Beach is enjoying a renaissance of sorts. Many new towers have been built within the last 15 years, dramatically altering the skyline. The five miles of sandy beaches, thriving local arts community, new Aquarium, and large convention center are just some of the things the city boasts.

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No. of Buildings

No. Current status
279 All Buildings
under construction

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 One World Trade Center 397 ft 1989
2 West Ocean Condominiums I 345 ft 2007
3 Landmark Square 312 ft 1991
4 Shoreline Square 279 ft 1988
5 International Tower 277 ft 1967