- Century Plaza Towers
Century Plaza Towers General information Type Commercial offices Location 2029 and 2049 Century Park East
Century City, California
Coordinates Coordinates: Construction started 1969 Completed 1975 Height 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 References 
Commissioned by Alcoa, the towers were designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1975. 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.
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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