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777 Tower
777 Tower Los Angeles Pelli LC-HS503-502.jpg
Alternative names 7th + FIG
Citicorp Plaza
Pelli Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Location 777 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′54″N 118°15′41″W / 34.04845°N 118.26138°W / 34.04845; -118.26138
Construction started 1988
Completed 1991
Cost US$250 million
Owner Brookfield Office Properties
Height
Roof 220.98 m (725.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55
Floor area 1,025,000 sq ft (95,200 m2)
Lifts/elevators 33
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli
Developer South Figueroa Plaza Associates
Structural engineer John A. Martin & Associates
Main contractor Peck/Jones (now Jones & Jones)

777 Tower (originally known as Citicorp Center and also known as Pelli Tower) is a 221 m (725 ft), 52-story high-rise office building designed by César Pelli located at 777 South Figueroa Street in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Developed in 1991 by South Figueroa Plaza Associates as Citicorp Plaza, the building contains approximately 1,025,000 sq ft (95,200 m2) and a three-story Italian marble lobby. The exterior is clad with sculpted white metal and glass. The tower is adjacent to the FIGat7th shopping center, which opened in 1986 as “Seventh Market Place” and had two department stores: Bullock's and May Co.. It was purchased from Maguire Properties by owner Brookfield Office Properties. A shot of the tower under construction can be seen looking from 12th street in the 1989 comedy Police Academy 6: City Under Siege. It also plays a role in the finale to the 2001 film Swordfish, where a Skyhook helicopter deposits a bus full of hostages on the helipad.

Tenants

Awards

  • 1993 LA Business Council Best High Rise Commercial Bldg
  • 1994 LA Business Council Beautification Award
  • 1996 Building Owners and Managers Association Building of the Year Award

Gallery

Jones & Jones Construction

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