AKA: Century Plaza Towers I and II, Century City, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Yamasaki, Minoru, and Associates (firm); Minoru Yamasaki (architect)

Dates: constructed 1968-1975

44 stories, total floor area: 2,250,000 sq. ft.

2029 Century Park East
Century City, Los Angeles, CA 90067-1906

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The towers had the addresses 2029 and 2049 Century Park East. The zip plus four numbers of the two buildings were Century Plaza Towers; 90067-1906 (2029); 90067-1905 (2049)

Building History

The Aluminum Corporation of America (ALCOA) commissioned architect Minoru Yamasaki to design the Century Towers in 1968. They were completed by 1975.

Building Notes

Twin 44-story office buildings in Century City; both towers together contain 2.25 million square feet of space and parking for 6,000 autos; the space had to be contained within towers less than 500 feet in height, due to restrictions imposed by the nearby Santa Monica Airport; it was the largest office building planned for Century City;

Developed for Fritz Close of ALCOA Corporation; the aluminum alloy cladding of the Century Plaza Towers was first produced by ALCOA for the New York World Trade Center Buildings also designed by Yamasaki; Alcoa was also the owner of these two office buildings and all of the early buildings in Century City.

PCAD id: 403