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Century Plaza Towers
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 2029 and 2049 Century Park East
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°03′31″N 118°24′51″W / 34.05865°N 118.41411°W / 34.05865; -118.41411
Construction started April 1972
Completed 1975
Management CBRE
Roof 571.0 ft (174.04 m)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Floor area 2,300,000 sq ft (210,000 m2)
Lifts/elevators 26 (each)
Design and construction
Architect Minoru Yamasaki
Developer Trammell Crow Company

Century Plaza Towers are two 44-story, 571-foot (174 m) twin towers in the Century City neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. They are the tallest buildings in California outside Downtown Los Angeles and San Francisco.

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.

The Los Angeles Times reported that as of February 2020, the signature twin office skyscrapers are fully occupied for the first time.

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