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List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles with San Gabriel Mountains in the background

This list of tallest buildings in Los Angeles ranks skyscrapers in the U.S. city of Los Angeles, California by height. The tallest building in Los Angeles is the 73-story U.S. Bank Tower, which rises 1,018 feet (310 m) in Downtown Los Angeles and was completed in 1989.[1] It also stands as the tallest building in the state of California, tallest building west of the Mississippi, and the 11th-tallest building in the United States. The second-tallest skyscraper in the city and the state is the Aon Center, which rises 858 feet (262 m).[2] Seven of the ten tallest buildings in California are located in Los Angeles.[3]

Skyscrapers are difficult and expensive to construct in Los Angeles due to the city's high rate of earthquakes and position near the San Andreas fault line, as well as the resulting difficulty of adhering to the city's rigorous engineering standards. Nevertheless, a number of successful and iconic skyscrapers dot the downtown Los Angeles skyline. The history of skyscrapers in Los Angeles began with the 1903 completion of the Braly Building, which is often regarded as the first high-rise in the city;[4] it rises 13 floors and 151 feet (46 m) in height.[5] The building, originally constructed as a commercial structure, has since been renovated into a residential tower and is now known as the "Continental Building".[4] Los Angeles went through a large building boom that lasted from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, during which time the city saw the completion of 30 of its 32 tallest buildings, including the U.S. Bank Tower, the Aon Center, and Two California Plaza. The city is the site of 25 skyscrapers at least 492 feet (150 m) in height, more than any other city in the Pacific coast region. As of July 2011, there are 505 completed high-rises in the city.[6]

The most recently completed skyscraper in Los Angeles is L.A. Live Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Condominiums, which rises 653 feet (199 m) and 54 floors.[7]

The Wilshire Grand Tower, a hotel and office tower which is under construction, is expected to rise 73 stories and 1,100 feet (335 m) in height.[8] Once completed in 2017, it will surpass the U.S. Bank Tower to become the tallest building in the United States, west of Chicago.

As of May 2011, there are 60 high-rise buildings under construction, approved for construction, and proposed for construction in Los Angeles.[6] 37 of these 60 buildings are over 100 meters tall.

Los Angeles skyline during sunset as seen from behind the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park in October 2006

Tallest buildings

This lists ranks Los Angeles skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (122 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Architect Floors Year Notes
1 Wilshire Grand Tower 01.01,100 (335) AC Martin Partners 73 2017 Under construction. The tower will become the tallest building in Los Angeles and the West Coast of the United States as measured by structural height. When measured by roof height, the tower is 934ft. tall, which is 84 ft. shorter than the US Bank Tower roof.
2 U.S. Bank Tower 01.01,018 (310) Henry N. Cobb 73 1989 11th-tallest building in the United States, tallest building on the West Coast of the United States, tallest building in California; tallest building in the world with a helipad on its roof; tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1980s; formerly known as Library Tower; at the time of its completion, the building was the tallest structure in a major active seismic region (Taipei 101 now holds this title).[1][9][10]
3 Aon Center 02.0858 (262) Charles Luckman 62 1973 31st-tallest building in the United States; tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1970s[2][11]
4 Two California Plaza 03.0750 (229) Arthur Erickson 54 1992 Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1990s[12][13]
5 Gas Company Tower 04.0749 (228) Richard Keating 52 1991 77th-tallest building in the United States[14][15]
6 Bank of America Center 05.0735 (224) Albert C. Martin 55 1974 92nd-tallest building in the United States; formerly known as Security Pacific Bank Plaza, ARCO Plaza, and BP Plaza[16][17]
7 777 Tower 06.0725 (221) César Pelli 52 1991 98th-tallest building in the United States[18][19]
8 Wells Fargo Center 07.0723 (220) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 54 1983 103rd-tallest building in the United States[20][21]
9 Figueroa at Wilshire 08.0717 (219) Albert C. Martin 53 1990 107th-tallest building in the United States; formerly known as the Sanwa Bank Building[22][23]
10 City National Tower 09.0699 (213) Albert C. Martin 52 1972 Formerly known as the Bank of America Tower; this building and Paul Hastings Tower stand as the tallest twin towers in Los Angeles.[24][25]
11 Paul Hastings Tower 10.0699 (213) Albert C. Martin 52 1972 Formerly known as ARCO Tower; this building and City National Tower stand as the tallest twin towers in Los Angeles.[26][27]
12 LA Live Hotels & Condominiums 10.1667 (203) Gensler 54 2010 Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 2010s[28]
13 Citigroup Center 11.0625 (191) Albert C. Martin 48 1979 Formerly known as the 444 Flower Building[29][30]
14 611 Place 12.0620 (189) William Pereira 42 1969 Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1960s[31][32]
15 One California Plaza 13.0578 (176) Arthur Erickson 42 1985 [33][34]
16= Century Plaza Tower II 14.0571 (174) Minoru Yamasaki 44 1975 This building and Century Plaza Tower I stand as the tallest buildings outside Downtown Los Angeles.[35][36]
16= Century Plaza Tower I 15.0571 (174) Minoru Yamasaki 44 1975 This building and Century Plaza Tower II stand as the tallest buildings outside Downtown Los Angeles.[37][38]
18 KPMG Tower 16.0560 (171) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 45 1983 [39][40]
19 Ernst & Young Plaza 17.0534 (163) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 41 1985 [41][42]
20 SunAmerica Center 18.0533 (162) Johnson & Fain 39 1990 [43][44]
21 TCW Tower 19.0517 (158) Albert C. Martin 39 1990 [45][46]
22 Union Bank Plaza 20.0516 (157) Albert C. Martin 40 1968 [47][48]
23 10 Universal City Plaza 21.0506 (154) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 36 1984 Tallest building in the San Fernando Valley[49][50]
24 1100 Wilshire 22.0496 (151) Albert C. Martin 35 1987 Tallest residential building in the city[51][52]
25 Fox Plaza 23.0492 (150) Johnson & Fain 34 1987 [53][54]
26 Constellation Place 24.0491 (150) Johnson & Fain 35 2003 First high rise to be completed in the 21st century in Los Angeles[7][55]
27 The Century 24.0478 (146) Robert A. M. Stern 42 2009 (completed in 2009, opened in 2010) [56]
28 ARCO Tower 25.0462 (141) Gin Wong 33 1989 [57][58]
29= Los Angeles City Hall 26.0454 (138) Austin, Parkinson & Martin 32 1928 Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1920s; tallest base-isolated structure in the world[59][60][61]
29= Equitable Life Building 27.0454 (138) Welton Becket 34 1969 [62][63]
31 AT&T Center 28.0452 (138) William Pereira 32 1965 [64][65]
32 AT&T Switching Center 29.0448 (137) The Parkinsons 17 1961 [66][67]
33 5900 Wilshire 30.0443 (135) Gin Wong / William Pereira 32 1971 [68][69]
34 Warner Center Plaza II 31.0415 (126) Ware & Malcomb 25 1991 [70][71]
35 MCI Center 32.0414 (126) Charles Luckman 33 1973 [72][73]

Under construction buildings

This lists buildings that are under construction in Los angeles and are planned to rise at least 76 meters (249 ft).
Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year(est.) Notes
Wilshire Grand Tower 1100 / 335 77 2017 The tower will become the tallest building in Los Angeles and the West Coast of the United States as measured by total structural height. However, measured by roof height, the structure is 934 ft., which is 84 ft. shorter than the US Bank tower. [74]
Ten50 tower 250 / 76.2 24 2016 [75]
Los Angeles Federal Courthouse 249 / 76 10 2016 [76]
Oceanwide (formerly Fig Central) tower I 676 / 206 49 2018 [77]
Oceanwide (formerly Fig Central) tower II 531 / 162 40 2018 [77]
Oceanwide (formerly Fig Central) tower III 531 / 162 40 2018 [77]
Metropolis tower I 647 / 197 58 2018 [78]
Metropolis tower II 451 / 137 40 2018 [78]
Metropolis tower III 442 / 135 38 2016 [78]
Metropolis tower IV 271 / 83 19 2016 [78]
1201 S. Grand Ave. tower ? 37 2018 [79][80]
The Project at Pico tower I 486 / 148 37 2018 [81]
The Project at Pico tower II 304 / 92.6 12 2018 [81]
801 S. Olive St. tower ? 33 2017 [82]
10000 Santa Monica Blvd. tower 483 / 137 39 2016 A luxury residential tower in Century City [83][84][85]
Circa tower I 420 / 128 35 2017 Also known as 1200 Figueroa [86]
Circa tower II 420 / 128 35 2017 Also known as 1200 Figueroa [86]

Approved and proposed buildings

This lists buildings that are approved or proposed for construction in Los angeles and are planned to rise at least 90 meters (295 ft).
Name Height*
ft / m
Floors Year(est.) Notes
Luxe City Center tower I 562 / 171 42 2020 Approved [87][88]
W Los angeles tower I 446 / 136 32 2019 Approved [87][88]
W Los angeles tower II 334 / 114 32 2019 Approved [87][88]
Twelfth & Flower tower I 529 / 161 40 Proposed [89][90]
Twelfth & Flower tower II 421 / 128 31 Proposed [89][90]
888 S Hope tower 33 Approved [91]
820 Olive Street tower 637 / 194 50 Approved [92][93]
Millennium Hollywood tower I -- / -- 35 2019 Approved [94][95]
Millennium Hollywood tower II -- / -- 39 2019 Approved [94][95]
920 S Hill Street tower -- 32 Approved [96]
SoLa Village tower I 420 / 128 35 Proposed [97]
SoLa Village tower II 400 / 121 32 Proposed [97]
Alexan Tower 26 2018 Proposed [98]
The Seven 24 Proposed [99]
1201 S. Grand Proposed [100]

* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released.

Timeline of tallest buildings

Los Angeles City Hall, shown here in 1931, was built in 1928 and was the tallest structure in the city until 1968. In 1964, height restrictions were removed from new construction.
This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Los Angeles.
Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Braly Building[A] 408 South Spring Street 1903–1907 151 (46) 13 [5]
Security Building 510 South Spring Street 1907–1911 165 (50) 11 [101]
A.G. Bartlett Building 651 South Spring Street 1911–1916 190 (58) 14 [102]
Park Central Building 412 West 6th Street 1916–1927 N/A[B] 14 [103]
Texaco Building 929 South Broadway 1927–1928 242 (74) 13 [104]
Los Angeles City Hall 200 North Spring Street 1928–1968 454 (138) 32 [60]
Union Bank Plaza 445 South Figueroa Street 1968–1969 516 (157) 40 [48]
611 Place 611 West 6th Street 1969–1972 620 (189) 42 [32]
City National Tower[C] 555 South Flower Street 1972–1974 699 (213) 52 [25]
Paul Hastings Tower[C] 515 South Flower Street 1972–1974 699 (213) 52 [27]
Aon Center 707 Wilshire Boulevard 1974–1989 858 (262) 62 [11]
U.S. Bank Tower 633 West 5th Street 1989–present 1,018 / 310 73 [9]

Notes

A. ^ This building was originally known as the Braly Building, but has since been renamed the Continental Building.
B. ^ Official height figures have never been released by this building's developer.
C. ^ a b The City National Tower and the Paul Hastings Tower are twin towers, both rising 699 feet (213 m). As both buildings were completed in 1972, Los Angeles had two tallest buildings until the completion of Aon Center in 1974.

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External links

  • Diagram of Los Angeles skyscrapers on SkyscraperPage



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