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Bank of America Plaza
Los Angeles - Bank America building from Historic LAPD Academy.JPG
Alternative names 333 South Hope Plaza
Security Pacific Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 333 South Hope
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°03′13″N 118°15′11″W / 34.0536°N 118.25305°W / 34.0536; -118.25305
Construction started 1971
Completed 1974
Owner Brookfield Properties
Management Brookfield Properties
Roof 224.03 m (735.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 55
9 below ground
Floor area 1,422,000 sq ft (132,100 m2)
Design and construction
Architect Albert C. Martin & Associates
Peter Walker & Partners
Main contractor Turner Construction Co.

Bank of America Plaza, formerly Security Pacific Plaza, is a 55-story, 224.03 m (735.0 ft) class-A office skyscraper on Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, California. It was completed in 1974 with the headquarters of Security Pacific National Bank, Capital Group Companies and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as its main tenants. The tower is the fifth tallest building in Los Angeles, and the 92nd-tallest building in the United States. In 2009 it had the highest assessed value of any office building in Los Angeles County. When it was constructed, Security Pacific Plaza was unique for Downtown Los Angeles, in that its four sides each faced true north, south, east and west.

From when it opened in 1974 until 1992, it bore the Security Pacific Bank logo. This logo was removed when Bank of America acquired Security Pacific Bank. Featured in several motion pictures, its plaza area was filmed as that of the adjacent "Peerless Building" to the Glass Tower in The Towering Inferno (which was set in San Francisco), as well as the lawyer's office in the film Pretty Woman, and as Tex Richman's office headquarters in The Muppets. The tower was also used in establishing shots as the headquarters for the fictional company Denver-Carrington in the 1991 prime time soap opera ‘’Dynasty’’.

The building site is situated on 4.21 acres (1.70 ha) that features a formal garden with over 200 trees and three 24 ft (7.3 m) waterfalls. In front of the main entrance is the 42-foot (13 m) "Four Arches" sculpture by Alexander Calder.

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