611 Place facts for kids
Quick facts for kids611 Place
|Alternative names||611 West 6th Street
|Location||611 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California
|Roof||189 m (620 ft)|
|Floor area||715,463 sq ft (66,468.7 m2)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||William L. Pereira & Associates|
|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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