Los Angeles Facts

150m+ Buildings 23 Completed8 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 1 Completed1 Under Constr.
Tallest Building U.S. Bank Tower (310 m)
Global Ranking #39 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #6 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #5 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building 611 Place (1967)
Average Building Age 34 years
Most Common Function Office, 68%
Most Common Material Steel, 90%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Wilshire Grand Center 2017 335 m
2   U.S. Bank Tower 1990 310 m
3   Aon Center 1974 262 m
4   Two California Plaza 1992 229 m
5   Gas Company Tower 1991 228 m
6   Bank of America Plaza 1975 224 m
7   777 Tower 1991 221 m
8   Wells Fargo Tower 1983 220 m
9   Figueroa at Wilshire 1989 219 m
10   City National Tower 1971 213 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Olympic Tower - 226 m
2   1045 South Olive Street - 218 m
3   6AM Tower 1 - 213 m
4   Grand Avenue Project 1 2022 159 m
5   Broadway @ 4th - 118 m
6   1233 S. Grand 2018 117 m
7   Grand Avenue Project 2 2022 116 m
8   Palladium Residences Tower 1 2018 107 m
9   Palladium Residences Tower 2 2018 107 m
10   Spring Street Hotel 2019 103 m
1   Wilshire Grand Center 2017 335 m
2   U.S. Bank Tower 1990 310 m
3   Aon Center 1974 262 m
4   Two California Plaza 1992 229 m
5   Gas Company Tower 1991 228 m
6   Olympic Tower - 226 m
7   Bank of America Plaza 1975 224 m
8   777 Tower 1991 221 m
9   Wells Fargo Tower 1983 220 m
10   Figueroa at Wilshire 1989 219 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Proposed

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CTBUH Initiatives

Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016 – CTBUH News

SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
6-10 Apr 2016 – Event Non-CTBUH

Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015 – Tour Report

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Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
6-10 Apr 2016, Los Angeles – Event
The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will engage participants from around the world to discuss new ways to see the broad range of the region's architecture and urbanism.
Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Los Angeles – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Los Angeles buildings of many renown architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, and Rudolph Schindler.
Facades Plus
4-5 Feb 2015, Los Angeles – Event
Facades+ presents the ninth event in an ongoing series of conferences with this year's winter theme as Resilience.
University of Southern California Team Wins Research Seed Funding
17 Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Research Report
CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 International Research Seed Funding grant to a team led by the University of Southern California.
2000 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
5-6 May 2000, Los Angeles – Conference
The 5th Conference on "Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions" was held on a two day event, in Los Angeles on May 5-6, 2000.
1997 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions
9-10 May 1997, Los Angeles – Conference
The Fourth Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions for the 21st Century was held in Los Angeles from May 9-10, 1997.
CTBUH 1994 Los Angeles 3rd Conference on Seismic Regions
13-14 May 1994, Los Angeles – Conference
CTBUH held the Third Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions in Los Angeles in 1994 with the Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council.
1991 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
16-17 May 1991, Los Angeles – Conference
The second conference for Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from May 16 and 17, 1991.
1988 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
25-26 Feb 1988, Los Angeles – Conference
The first Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from February 25-26, 1988.

Global News

Wilshire Grand's Continuous Concrete Pour May Break World Record
11 Feb 2014 – Construction of the supertall 335-meter Wilshire…

Metropolis Development in L.A. Awards Construction Contract
10 Feb 2014 – Tishman Construction has been selected to manage…

L.A.'s Grand Avenue Redesign Gains County Approval
22 Jan 2014 – A revised version of the Grand Avenue project…

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11 Feb 2014
Construction of the supertall 335-meter Wilshire Grand Tower in Los Angeles is underway, with plans to fill a 30-meter foundation with concrete in one fell swoop on…
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Metropolis Development in L.A. Awards Construction Contract
10 Feb 2014
Tishman Construction has been selected to manage and construct phase one of Greenland Group’s massive Metropolis development, which will infill a downtown city block that…
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L.A.'s Grand Avenue Redesign Gains County Approval
22 Jan 2014
A revised version of the Grand Avenue project, which had met resistance from Los Angeles County officials, was given the green light to proceed after a transformation…
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West L.A. High-Rise Fire of “Undertermined” Causes Spurs Lawsuit
9 Jan 2014
A group of tenants is suing the owner of the Barrington Plaza, a 25-floor high-rise that caught fire on Oct. 18, 2013, claiming the owner was negligent by failing to…
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Grand Avenue Submission Marks Major Milestone
26 Nov 2013
Related Companies submitted the new conceptual plan designed by Gehry Partners to the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Authority. The $650 million development addresses the three…
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Causes Still Unknown in LA Apartment Fire
22 Oct 2013
Los Angeles fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a high-rise apartment blaze last week that critically injured two people and forced more than 100…
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Mack Urban Purchases Six Acres for Future Development
15 Oct 2013
Six real estate parcels in South Park, Los Angeles, have been purchased in what may be the largest downtown land acquisition since the recession. High-rise apartment…
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LA to Finally See Grand Avenue Redevelopment Project
11 Oct 2013
Frank Gehry has reportedly returned to the Grand Avenue Project, the long-awaited plan to develop the stretch of land east of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, but now the…
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Tax Laws Cause Turmoil for Brookfield
27 Sep 2013
Brookfield Office Properties, which is in the midst of a major deal to purchase four downtown LA skyscrapers for $2.1 billion, is drawing fire from activists who accuse…
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Proposed Skyscraper to Grow in LA's Historic Core
16 Sep 2013
Los Angeles developer Joseph Hellen has proposed a 40-story residential building for the Historic Core of the city. Designed by Martinez + Cutri Corporation, the…
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Lawsuit Attacks Millennium Towers' Integrity
30 Aug 2013
A coalition of local homeowners has filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the developer of the Hollywood Millennium project. The suit alleges the city…
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Exhibition Examines Unbuilt Skyscrapers
9 Aug 2013
Curators Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin have opened a highly-celebrated exhibition called Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design Museum in LA. The exhibition…
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Hollywood Towers Cut to Frame Capitol Records Building
19 Jun 2013
The Los Angeles City Council committee has approved a proposal to cut the height of the Millennium Hollywood Towers by 25 percent. Millennium Partners has agreed to build…
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Waffle Tower Features Undulating Façade
9 Apr 2013
Eric Owen Moss Architects' Cactus Tower structure, which revamped a 60-year-old industrial press in Culver City, California, will be joined by a companion structure…
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Indonesian Investors Buy Half-empty US Bank Tower
12 Mar 2013
Los Angeles's US Bank Tower, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, has sold for $367.5 million to Singapore-based hotel and property group Overseas Union…
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Hotel Demand Gives Rise to a Series of Tower Projects
11 Mar 2013
Marriott has revealed plans to build a $200 million Renaissance Hotel in downtown Los Angeles near the Staples Center, the Los Angeles Times reports. The new Renaissance…
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Wilshire Grand Architect Takes the Design Personally
7 Mar 2013
Construction is progressing on the long-awaited Wilshire Grand hotel redevelopment project, World Architecture News reports. Designing the 73-story skyscraper, which has…
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Frank Gehry Comes Home
5 Mar 2013
Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of…
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Plans Moving Forward to Build Tallest Tower in Los Angeles
11 Feb 2013
After years of delays and changes, Korean Airlines has unveiled its AC Martin-designed plans for the 73-story Wilshire Grand tower in LA’s financial district. The $1…
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Proposal for Towers Saves Historic Hotel
17 Jan 2013
The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to accept Next Century Associates’ $2 billion redevelopment project for the historic Century Plaza Hotel. The Council…
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Historic LA Hotel Hits the Market
15 Jan 2013
The historic 13-story Commercial Exchange Building in Los Angeles has been put on the market after standing empty for at least 20 years. The 109-year-old building is…
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Grand Avenue Ground Breaking
14 Jan 2013
New York developer Related Cos. has begun construction on the first building of its long-delayed Grand Avenue development in downtown Los Angeles. The $120 million, 19-…

Videos

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: A Lifetime's Work
7 Nov 2013 – Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Research Papers

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

Wilshire Grand: Outrigger Designs and Details for a Highly Seismic Site
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1

FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations

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Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Wilshire Grand: Outrigger Designs and Details for a Highly Seismic Site
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Leonard M. Joseph, C. Kerem Gulec, and Justin M. Schwaiger, Thornton Tomasetti
The 335 m tall Wilshire Grand Center tower under construction in Los Angeles illustrates many key outrigger issues. The tower has a long, narrow floor plan and slender…
FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Andrea Martinez, Karen M. Kensek & Douglas Noble, University of Southern California; Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
Much of the existing tall building stock is burdened with aging and underperforming façades, resulting in opportunities to substantially improve building performance…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…

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