611 Place

611 Place is a 42-story, 189 m (620 ft) skyscraper at 611 West 6th Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California,[6] designed by William L. Pereira & Associates and completed in 1969. The building was commissioned by the now-defunct Crocker Citizen's Bank, and served as its Southern California headquarters until 1983, when it moved to Crocker Center, now Wells Fargo Center (Los Angeles). It was subsequently bought by AT&T. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles upon completion, and the first building to surpass Los Angeles City Hall in terms of structural height (many buildings had surpassed City Hall with decorative spires, the first being Richfield Tower). It consists of a cross-shaped tower clad in vertical aluminum beams, and supported on its west side by an immense, blank slab of concrete running the entire height of the building, which houses elevator and utility shafts and is used to display corporate logos. The building features a number of Pereira's design trademarks, including cleft vertical columns, grid patterned ceilings, and architectural lanterns fitted to the exterior.

611 Place
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611 Place is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
611 Place
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
611 Place is located in California
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611 Place (California)
611 Place is located in the United States
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611 Place (the United States)
Alternative names611 West 6th Street
AT&T Center
Crocker-Citizen Plaza
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Architectural styleModernism
Location611 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′57″N 118°15′20″W / 34.04905°N 118.255619°W / 34.04905; -118.255619Coordinates: 34°02′57″N 118°15′20″W / 34.04905°N 118.255619°W / 34.04905; -118.255619
Construction started1967
Completed1969
Height
Roof189 m (620 ft)
Technical details
Floor count42
Floor area715,463 sq ft (66,468.7 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam L. Pereira & Associates
DeveloperChetrit Group
Structural engineerBrandow & Johnston Inc
Main contractorDinwiddie Construction
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The building has appeared in several movies:

  • Mr. Mom (1983), where it appeared as the location of the Richardson Advertising Agency.
  • Con Air (1997), the building be seen from an aerial view and street view as a dead body falls from an aircraft and lands on a car near the base of the building in the city of Fresno, California.
  • Epicenter (2000), This building is destroyed by an earthquake in this movie.
  • The Day After Tomorrow (2004), where it appeared in shots of Manhattan.
  • Along Came Polly (2004), where it was the starting point of an ill-fated BASE jump.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "611 Place". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ 611 Place at Emporis
  3. ^ 611 Place at Glass Steel and Stone (archived)
  4. ^ "611 Place". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ 611 Place at Structurae
  6. ^ "611 Place - The Skyscraper Center". www.skyscrapercenter.com. Retrieved 2021-04-02.