AKA: Ernst and Young Plaza, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; 7th and Figueroa Shopping Plaza, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: PCL Construction Services, Incorporated, Building Contractor (firm); Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), Los Angeles, CA (firm); John Ogden Merrill (architect); Nathaniel Alexander Owings (architect); Louis Skidmore Sr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1982-1985

41 stories, total floor area: 943,000 sq. ft.

725 South Figueroa Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Building History

The Los Angeles Office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill designed the building and also served as its mechanical and structural engineers. PCL Construction, Ltd., served as the General Contractor. In 2009, the property was managed by Brookfield Properties. Some sources give the floor numbers as 42, others 41.

Citicorp, the New York banking giant, became a main tenant of 725 South Figueroa Street after the office building's completion in 1985.

Building Notes

The Ernst and Young Plaza, named for the accounting firm that was a major tenant, had, in 2009, 910 offices, 335 retail shops, and 391 parking spaces. The open-air retail plaza, known as 7 + FIG, contained 330,000 square feet and, in 2009, had a tenant list that included Macy’s Godiva Chocolatier, Ann Taylor, Gold’s Gym, Cingular, California Pizza Kitchen and 15 other restaurants. Another street entrance for the building was at 900 West 7th Street.

PCAD id: 171