AKA: Equitable Life Assurance Tower, Los Angeles, CA; Equitable Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Becket, Welton D., and Associates, Architects (firm); Welton David Becket (architect)

Dates: constructed 1967-1969

34 stories, total floor area: 780,000 sq. ft.

3435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010-1901

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Equitable Tower built on land previously occupied by the Chapman Plaza (later Chapman Park) Hotel, built in 1925 and demolished in 1967; Los Angeles architect, Welton Becket, designed the tower to be 34 stories tall, 454 feet in height, with approximately 780,000 square feet for the Equitable Life Insurance Company. An office real estate page, Showcase.com. indicated that the Equitable Plaza had 32 stories and 689,258 square feet. (See "3435 Wilshire Boulevard - Equitable Plaza Bldg,"Accessed 12/19/2011.)

In c. 1975, the 34-story Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States Office Building was the sixth tallest in Los Angeles, CA. The building has also been known as the Center Bank Building.

PCAD id: 1403