Century Plaza Towers

Century Plaza Towers
Century Plaza Towers
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 2029 and 2049 Century Park East
Century City, California
Coordinates 34°03′32″N 118°24′48″W / 34.05888°N 118.4133°W / 34.05888; -118.4133Coordinates: 34°03′32″N 118°24′48″W / 34.05888°N 118.4133°W / 34.05888; -118.4133
Construction started 1969
Completed 1975
Roof 174.04 m (571.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Elevator count 20 (each)
Design and construction
Management CB Richard Ellis
Architect Minoru Yamasaki
Developer Trammell Crow Company

Century Plaza Towers are two 44-story, 174 m (571 ft) twin towers located at 2029 and 2049 Century Park East in Century City in Los Angeles, California.

Commissioned by Alcoa, the towers were designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1975.[4] The towers resemble Yamasaki's World Trade Center in their vertical black and gray lines and the use of aluminum exteriors. The towers have an unusual triangular footprint and are landmarks that are clearly seen around the Los Angeles Westside. Their prominence in the Century City skyline has been reduced in recent years with the addition of new skyscrapers that partially block their view. Nevertheless, the Century Plaza Towers remain the tallest buildings in Century City and the tallest skyscrapers in Southern California outside of downtown Los Angeles. The towers sit atop one of the world's largest underground parking garages with a capacity of roughly 5,000 cars.[5][6]

In television, the towers were the headquarters of the fictional private detective Remington Steele, the NBC series which ran from 1982 to 1987. Nearly every episode included an exterior establishing shot of the towers.

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