AKA: Citicorp Plaza 777 Tower, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA; 777 Tower, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Langdon, Wilson and Mumper, Architects (firm); Pelli, Cesar and Associates, Architects (firm); Robert Earl Langdon Jr. (architect); Hans Mumper (architect); Cesar Pelli (architect); Ernest Clifford Wilson Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 1990-1991

52 stories, total floor area: 1,025,000 sq. ft.

777 South Figueroa Street
Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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This 52-story high-rise, in 2011 the sixth tallest on the Los Angeles skyline (at 728 feet and 52 stories), had a steel frame and curtain walls. It had a striking form, essentially a circle with two opposing sides sliced away. The design stepped back in height three times as it rose. South Figueroa Plaza Associates commissioned Cesar Pelli and Associates, Architects, of New Haven, CT, and New York, NY, to design the building, which was completed in 1991. It cost approximately $250 million. In 2011, Maguire Properties (later known as "MPG Office Trust") of Los Angeles, CA, owned the building.

Cesar Pelli and Associates' Citicorp Center office building won the Los Angeles Business Council's "Best High Rise Commercial Building Award" in 1993 and its "Beautification Award" in 1994. It also was awarded the Building Owners and Manager Association's (BOMA) "Office Building of the Year Award" in 1996. The building featured a lobby with remarkable red and green marble surfaces. In 2011, Zuber and Taillieu LLP, American International Group (AIG), and Marsh and McLennan were prime tenants.

PCAD id: 170