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611 Place
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Alternative names 611 West 6th Street
AT&T Center
Crocker-Citizen Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location 611 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′57″N 118°15′20″W / 34.04905°N 118.255619°W / 34.04905; -118.255619
Construction started 1967
Completed 1969
Height
Roof 189 m (620 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42
Floor area 715,463 sq ft (66,468.7 m2)
Design and construction
Architect William L. Pereira & Associates
Developer Chetrit Group
Structural engineer Brandow & Johnston Inc
Main contractor Dinwiddie Construction

611 Place is a 189 m (620 ft) skyscraper at 611 West 6th Street in Downtown Los Angeles, California, 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 is used to display corporate logos.

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.
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