List of tallest buildings in Los Angeles

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Downtown with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

The tallest building in Los Angeles is the Wilshire Grand Center, which became the tallest building in 2016. It is also the tallest building in the U.S. state of California.

The Wilshire Grand Center also stands as the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, and the 9th-tallest building in the United States. Seven of the ten tallest buildings in California are located in Los Angeles.[1] The 73-story U.S. Bank Tower, which rises 1,018 feet (310 m) in Downtown Los Angeles and was completed in 1989,[2] is now the second-tallest building in Los Angeles.

The history of skyscrapers in Los Angeles began with the 1903 completion of the Braly Building, which is often regarded as the first high-rise in the city;[3] it rises 13 floors and 151 feet (46 m) in height.[4] The building, originally constructed as a commercial structure, has since been renovated into a residential tower and is now known as the "Continental Building".[3]

In 1924, Los Angeles imposed height restrictions throughout the city, effectively prohibiting the construction of any building taller than Los Angeles City Hall (454 ft/138 m). It was intended to address local concerns about growing congestion and overdevelopment at the time. That height limit was lifted in Downtown Los Angeles by the city government in 1957.

Los Angeles (and especially Downtown) then went through a large building boom that lasted from the early 1960s to the early 1990s, during which time the city saw the completion of 23 of its 30 tallest buildings, including the U.S. Bank Tower, the Aon Center, and Two California Plaza.[5] Modern skyscrapers are difficult and expensive to construct in Los Angeles due to the city's high rate of earthquakes and position near the San Andreas fault line, as well as the resulting difficulty of adhering to the city's rigorous engineering standards. Nevertheless, a number of successful and iconic skyscrapers dot the Los Angeles skyline from Downtown Los Angeles through Koreatown. Along the Wilshire Corridor, Miracle Mile and Century City areas of the cities westside. Other skyscraper hubs are hotels on Century Boulevard by LAX, the Hollywood district in central L.A. Warner Center, NoHo and Universal City in the San Fernando Valley. LA's west side has so many skyscrapers, often Wilshire Boulevard in the Westwood District, along with Century City's skyscrapers are often confused with being L.A.'s downtown by visitors arriving from LAX.

As of January 2018, Los Angeles has a total of 561 high-rise buildings over 115 feet (35 m),[6] 90 buildings over 300 feet (91.5 m);[7] 47 buildings over 400 feet (121.9 m); 19 buildings over 600 feet (183 m) in height including two supertalls over 1,000 feet (305 m), the Wilshire Grand and US Bank Tower.[8][9][10] Its skyline is ranked 1st in the Pacific coast region and 4th in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, and Miami.[note 1]

Los Angeles skyline during sunset as seen from behind the Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park in October 2006

Tallest buildings[edit]

This lists ranks Los Angeles skyscrapers that stand at least 400 feet (121.9 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year a building was completed.

Rank Name Image Height
ft (m)
Architect Floors Year Primary Purpose Notes
1 Wilshire Grand Center[note 2]
Wilshire Grand.jpg
1,100 (335) AC Martin Partners 73 2017 Office/Hotel 9th-tallest building in the United States, tallest building on the West Coast of the United States, tallest building in California; tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 2010s.[2][11][12] Topped-out in 2016. When measured by roof height, the tower is 934 ft. tall, which is 84 ft. shorter than the US Bank Tower roof. The building held its grand opening on June 23, 2017.
2 U.S. Bank Tower Los Angeles Library Tower (small).jpg 1,018 (310) Henry N. Cobb 73 1989 Office 15th-tallest building in the United States, third tallest building on the West Coast of the United States, third tallest building in California; tallest building in the world with a helipad on its roof; tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1980s; formerly known as Library Tower; at the time of its completion, the building was the tallest structure in a major active seismic region (Taipei 101 now holds this title).[2][11][12]
3 Aon Center Downtown Los Angeles - Aon Center.jpg 858 (262) Charles Luckman 62 1973 Office Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1970s [13]
4 Two California Plaza Two California Plaza.jpg 750 (229) Arthur Erickson 54 1992 Office Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1990s[14][15]
5 Gas Company Tower Los Angeles downtown p1000070.jpg 749 (228) Richard Keating 52 1991 Office 77th-tallest building in the United States[16][17]
6 Bank of America Plaza Los Angeles - Bank America building from Historic LAPD Academy.JPG 735 (224) Albert C. Martin 55 1974 Office 92nd-tallest building in the United States; formerly known as Security Pacific Bank Plaza, ARCO Plaza, and BP Plaza[18][19]
7 777 Tower 777 Tower Los Angeles Pelli LC-HS503-502.jpg 725 (221) César Pelli 52 1991 Office 98th-tallest building in the United States[20][21]
8 Wells Fargo Center WellsFargocenter03.jpg 723 (220) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 54 1983 Office 103rd-tallest building in the United States[22][23]
9 Figueroa at Wilshire FigueroaWilshire.jpg 717 (218) Albert C. Martin 53 1990 Office 107th-tallest building in the United States; formerly known as the Sanwa Bank Building[24][25]
10= City National Tower PaulHastingsCityNationalTwinTowers.jpg 699 (213) Albert C. Martin 52 1972 Office Formerly known as the Bank of America Tower; this building and Paul Hastings Tower stand as the tallest twin towers in Los Angeles.[26][27]
10= Paul Hastings Tower PaulHastingsCityNationalTwinTowers.jpg 699 (213) Albert C. Martin 52 1972 Office Formerly known as ARCO Tower; this building and City National Tower stand as the tallest twin towers in Los Angeles.[28][29]
12 Oceanwide Plaza Tower I 677 (206) CallisonRTKL 49 2019 Residential 11th & Figueroa St. / Across from Staples Center. Formerly "Fig Central"[30][9]
13 The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles LA Live Ritz Carlton Hotel & Residences tower.jpg 667 (203) Gensler 54 2010 Hotel/Residential Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 2010s until the Wilshire Grand Center[31]
14 Metropolis Tower D 647 (197) Gensler 58 2019 Residential 889 Francisco St. [9] [32]
15 825 South Hill 637 (194) Onni Group 49 2019 Residential 825 S Hill St Los Angeles, CA 90014 One of the tallest residential buildings in California [33] [34]
16 Citigroup Center Citigroup Center Downtown Los Angeles.jpg 625 (191) Albert C. Martin 48 1979 Office Formerly known as the 444 Flower Building[35][36]
17 611 Place 611Place LosAngeles.jpg 620 (189) William Pereira 42 1969 Office Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1960s[37][38]
18 KPMG Tower WellsFargocenter03.jpg 606 (185) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 42 1984 Office [39][40]
19 One California Plaza One California Plaza.jpg 578 (176) Arthur Erickson 42 1985 Office [41][42]
20= Century Plaza Tower I CenturyPlazaTowers.jpg 571 (174) Minoru Yamasaki 44 1975 Office This building and Century Plaza Tower II stand as the tallest buildings outside Downtown Los Angeles.[43][44]
20= Century Plaza Tower II CenturyPlazaTowers.jpg 571 (174) Minoru Yamasaki 44 1975 Office This building and Century Plaza Tower I stand as the tallest buildings outside Downtown Los Angeles.[45][46]
22 Ernst & Young Plaza ErnstYoungBuildingLosAngeles.jpg 534 (163) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 41 1985 Office [47][48]
23 SunAmerica Center AIG SunAmericaTower.jpg 533 (163) Johnson & Fain 39 1990 Office [49][50]
24= Oceanwide Plaza Tower II 530 (162) CallisonRTKL 40 2019 Residential 11th & Figueroa St. / Across from Staples Center. Formerly "Fig Central"[30][9]
24= Oceanwide Plaza Tower III 530 (162) CallisonRTKL 40 2019 Residential 11th & Figueroa St. / Across from Staples Center. Formerly "Fig Central"[30][9]
26 TCW Tower TWCbuilding.jpg 517 (158) Albert C. Martin 39 1990 Office [51][52]
27 Union Bank Plaza UnionBankCalifornia.jpg 516 (157) Albert C. Martin 40 1968 Office [53][54]
28 10 Universal City Plaza Universal City, Comcast-NBCUniversal Headquarters New.jpg 506 (154) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill 36 1984 Office Tallest building in the San Fernando Valley[55][56]
29 1100 Wilshire 1100Wilshire.jpg 496 (151) Albert C. Martin 35 1987 Residential Tallest residential building in the city[57][58]
30 Fox Plaza Foxyplaza.jpg 493 (150) Johnson & Fain 34 1987 Office [59][60]
31 Constellation Place MGM Tower.jpg 491 (150) Johnson & Fain 35 2003 Office First high rise to be completed in the 21st century in Los Angeles[61][62]
32 Ten Thousand TenThousand.jpg 483 (147) Handel Architects 40 2016 Residential [63][64]
33 The Century TheCentury CenturyCity1.jpg 478 (146) Robert A. M. Stern 42 2010 Residential [65]
34 ARCO Tower 1055wSeventh ArcoTower.jpg 463 (141) Gin Wong 33 1989 Office [66][67]
35= Equitable Life Building Equitable2.jpg 454 (138) Welton Becket 34 1969 Office [68][69]
35= Los Angeles City Hall Los Angeles City Hall (color) edit1.jpg 454 (138) Austin, Parkinson & Martin 32 1928 Office Tallest building constructed in Los Angeles in the 1920s; tallest base-isolated structure in the world[70][71][72]
37 AT&T Center AT&T Center Los Angeles.jpg 452 (138) William Pereira 32 1965 Office [73][74]
38 Metropolis Tower C Metropolis Building C from 110 North Saturday October 27, 2018 .png 451 (140) Gensler 40 2018 Residential [75] [76]
39 AT&T Switching Center PacBellTower01.jpg 448 (137) The Parkinsons 17 1961 Office [77][78]
40 Metropolis Tower B Los Angeles Metropolis B Building 2018-09-01 at 4.21.18 PM.png 442 (135) Gensler 38 2017 Residential [79]
41 5900 Wilshire 5900Wilshire.jpg 433 (132) Gin Wong / William Pereira 31 1971 Office [80][81]
42 Warner Center Plaza II Warner Center Skyscrapers.jpg 417 (126) Ware & Malcomb 25 1991 Office [82][83]
43 MCI Center MCICenter02.jpg 414 (126) Charles Luckman 33 1973 Office [84][85]
44= Circa Tower I 400 (122) Harley Ellis Deveraux 35 2018 Residential [86]
44= Circa Tower II 400 (122) Harley Ellis Deveraux 35 2018 Residential [86]

Under construction buildings[edit]

This lists buildings that are under construction in Los Angeles and are planned to rise at least 300 feet (91.5 meters).

Name Height
ft (m)
Floors Year Notes
Century Plaza North Tower 600 / 183 46 2019 2025 Ave of the Stars Ave. \ Residential \ Twin towers designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Project is a condo addition to the renovated Century Plaza Hotel.[30][9]
Century Plaza South Tower 600 / 183 46 2019 2025 Ave of the Stars Ave. \ Residential \
Hope+Flower Tower I 529 / 161 40 2019 1212 Flower St. \ Under Construction.[87]
Hope+Flower Tower II 421 / 128 31 2019 1212 Flower St. \ Residential.[87]
Landmark Tower Two 349 / 106 34 2021 11750 Wilshire Blvd. \ Residential in Sawtelle District. [88]

Approved and proposed buildings[edit]

This list is of buildings approved or proposed over 300 feet (91.5 m) throughout the city. The tallest buildings currently proposed are The LA Grand Hotel at 1,108 feet (338 m), Angels Landing at 1,020 feet (311 m), and Figueroa Centre at 975 feet (297 m).

Building Name or Address Height
ft (m)
Floors Proposed Completion Year (est.) Notes
333 South Figueroa 1,108 / 338 77 TBD 333 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed supertall hotel by Shenzhen New World Group / ground retail / Tallest proposed tower West of Mississippi River.[89][90]
Angels Landing Tower 1 1,020 / 311 80 2024 4th and Hill St. \ Proposed Residential and office Tower / Retail / Designed by Peebles, MacFarlane, and Claridge Properties.[91] Parcel is above Pershing Square Purple Line Metro Subway Station and Angels Knoll Park. [92][93][94]
Figueroa Centre 975 / 297 66 2023 913 S. Figueroa St \ Proposed residential / hotel / retail / Will be the third tallest building in Los Angeles.[9]
Olympia Tower I 853 / 260 65 2023 1025 W. Olympic Blvd \ Proposed Three Towers by Sheng Long Group north of LA Live Regal Cinema \ Retail, Hotel and residential[95][9][96] 700 unit apartments.[97]
1045 South Olive Street 810 / 247 70 TBD 1045 S. Olive \ Proposed Residential Apartments / retail / Developed by Crescent Heights.[98][99][9]
Fifth & Hill 789 / 241 53 TBD Would rise next to Pershing Square
Olympic and Hill Tower 760 / 232 60 2022 1000 S. Hill St. \ Proposed Tower by ONNI Group \ Retail, Hotel and residential. [100]
Olympic Tower 742 / 227 58 TBD 949 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed Tower \ Retail, Hotel and residential [95][9] Replaces the car wash on corner of Fig and Olympic.[101][102]
6AM North Tower 732 / 223 58 2025 6th St and Alameda \ Proposed \ residential and hotel proposed in the Arts District.[9] Designed by Herzog & de Meuron
City Lights Tower 723 / 220 53 2025 1300 S. Figueroa St \ Proposed \ Hotel \ Replaces apartment completed in 2004, by TriCal.[9]
6AM South Tower 710 / 216 58 2025 6th St and Alameda \ Proposed \ residential and hotel proposed in the Arts District.[9] Designed by Herzog & de Meuron
Brookfield Tower 695 / 210 64 2024 755 S. Figueros St \ Proposed \ residential / above Figat7th shopping Center and 777 Tower. [103]
Times Mirror Square Residential Tower I 655 / 200 53 2023 202 W. 1st St. \ Proposed \ residential.[9][104] rehabilitate and add to the LA Times Building after the Times vacates to El Segundo neighborhood.
1600 Figueroa TBD 52 TBD 1600 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed \ Retail and hotel. Designed by Gensler. Replacing DTLA Toyota Dealership.[105]
1111 Sunset Residential Tower 1 TBD 49 2023 1111 N. Sunset Blvd \ Proposed residential / Former Metropolitan Water District Complex / 778 Residential units. [106][107] Designed by SOM and James Corner Field Operations.[108][109]
Olympia Tower II 653 / 199 53 2023 1001 W. Olympic Blvd \ Proposed Three Towers by Sheng Long Group \ Retail, Hotel and residential north of LA Live Regal Cinema.[95][9][96]
Olympia Tower III 550 / 168 43 2023 1001 W. Olympic Blvd \ Proposed Three Towers by Sheng Long Group \ Retail, Hotel and residential north of LA Live Regal Cinema.[95][9][96]
Luxe Redevelopment Tower II 540 / 165 38 2023 1020 S. Figueroa St \ Proposed by Shenzhen Hazen \ residential \ Across from L.A. Live replacing Luxe Hotel w/ a W Hotel. Phase 2.[110][111]
JW Marriott Expansion 529 / 161 40 2022 Expansion of the existing hotel. Plans to be finalized once AEG submits plan to LA City Hall for Convention Center expansion.[112]
Fig+Pico Tower I 529 / 161 42 2022 1258 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed \ Hotel / Retail. Across Figueroa Street from the convention center’s South Hall. Same block as Circa (SW Corner).[113][114]
1950 Avenue of the Stars Tower I 523 / 160 44 TBD 1950 Ave of the Stars \ Residential in Century City above the Purple Line Extension Century City Station.[115] Proposed by JMB Realty Corp. Designed by Johnson Fain.
Grand Avenue Project Tower I 522 / 159 39 2022 100 S. Grand Ave. \ Residential.[9][116]
Westfield Promenade 2035 SE Hotel Tower 502 / 153 28 2033 6100 Topanga canyon Blvd. \ Proposed \ residential and hotel.[9]
8th & Fig Residential Tower 501/ 153 43 2024 Figueroa and 8th St. \ Proposed \ residential and ground floor retail / Designed by Johnson Fain.[117]
Spring Street Tower 500 / 152 45 TBD 525 S. Spring St. \ Residential \ Retail.[118]
Times Mirror Square Residential Tower II 488 / 148 37 2023 202 W. 1st St. \ Proposed \ residential \ Retail.[9][104] rehabilitate and add to the LA Times Building after/ if they vacate to Aon Tower. Designed by A.C. Martin.
Lake On Wilshire 459 / 140 41 TBD 1930 W. Wilshire Blvd. \ Proposed market rate residential Apartments / 70,000 square foot cultural center / Designed by Archeon Group.[119]
City Market Tower 454 / 138 38 2022 900-1118 S. Julian St. (between 12th and 9th St.) \ Four City Blocks \ 1,719,658 square feet of total developed floor area. The

project would include 945 residential dwelling units, 210 hotel rooms, 294,641 square feet of commercial office uses, 224,862 square feet of retail uses (including restaurants, bars, event space, wholesale uses, and a cinema with 744 seats), and a 312,112 square-foot corporate/educational campus. / Designed by HansonLA/ [120][121]

Civic Center Building A 451 / 138 27 2020 150 N. Los Angeles St. \ LA City Hall Complex \ Proposed \ office.[9] Replacing Parker Center. [122]
Wilshire Gate 450 / 137 33 2019 631 S. Vermont Ave. \ Koreatown District \ Approved \ Office Space \ Condominiums. Floor retail.[123][124]
The Reef aka Broadway Square 420 / 130 19 TBD Corner of S. Broadway and Washington Blvd. \ Proposed \ Office Space \ Condominiums \ Hotel. Owned by PHR LAmart at the LA Trade Technical College.[125]
340 Hill 410 / 126 33 2020 340 S. Hill Street \ Residential. Above the northern underground entrance to the Red Line Subway Pershing Square Station.ULA
Crossroads Hollywood Tower I 407 / 124 26 2024 Highland Ave and Selma Ave \ 1.4 million square feet of programmed space, including 950 residential units, a 308-key hotel, 94,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of shops and restaurants / Crossroads of the World shopping square .[126] redevelopment of four square blocks.
Gayley at Wilshire 427 / 131 29 TBD 10955 Wilshire Boulevard \ Proposed \ residential \ Across from UCLA in Westwood district; in a small triangle lot. Architect Robert A.M. Stern RAMSA designed a flatiron inspired tower. [127]
Luxe Redevelopment Tower I 430 / 131 32 2020 1020 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed by Shenzhen Hazen \ residential \ Across from L.A. Live replacing Luxe Hotel. Phase 1.[110]
Hollywood Center Tower I 422 / 129 46 2024 1720-1770 North Vine St \ Proposed residential / Surrounding the Capitol Records Building. Renamed to Hollywood Center, previous project named Millennium Towers.[128] [129] [130] 1-acre public plaza and pedestrian path designed by James Corner. 1005 housing units with 133 units set aside for low income senior housing. [128]
Bixel Residences 409 / 125 36 TBD Bixel and Ingraham St. \ Proposed residential and Hilton Hotel / City West neighbor adjacent to DTLA. [131] Designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects.
1111 Sunset Residential Tower 2 TBD 31 2023 1111 N. Sunset Blvd \ Proposed residential / Former Metropolitan Water District Complex / Boutique hotel Designed by Kengo Kuma.[108][106][107][109]
Hollywood Center Tower II 400 / 122 35 2024 1745-1753 North Vine St \ Proposed residential / Surrounding the Capitol Records Building. Renamed to Hollywood Center, previous project named Millennium Towers.[128] [129] [130]
Koreatown Galleria Building Tower 395 / 119 35 2020 3240 Wilshire Blvd. \ Proposed \ Redevelopment and Apartments.[132]
SB Omega 390 / 118 38 2020 6th & Main St. \ Proposed \ Redevelopment and Apartments.[133] David Takacs designed tower in the Historic Core. Developer is Barry Shy.
Civic Center Building C 390 / 118 TBD 2024 LA City Hall Complex\ Proposed \ government office and retail.[9]
Crossroads Hollywood Tower II 387 / 118 21 2024 Highland Ave and Selma Ave \ 1.4 million square feet of programmed space, including 950 residential units, a 308-key hotel, 94,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of shops and restaurants / Redevelopment of Crossroads of the World.[126]
Third & Fairfax Project TBD 26 2023 6330 W. 3rd St. \ Proposed \ residential tower south of Farmers Market designed by MVE + Partners.[134] Replacing Kmart Shopping Center "Town and Country". Proposed by Arba Group.
1233 Grand 384 / 117 30 2019 1233 S. Grand \ Proposed \ residential.[9]
1201 Grand TBD 40 TBD 1201 S. Grand \ Proposed \ residential. 312 Residential Unites w/ ground retail. Proposed by "City Century" [135]
Grand Avenue Project Tower II 379 / 116 20 2022 100 S. Grand Ave. \ Proposed \ retail and Equinox Fitness Hotel. Designed by Frank Gehry [9]
670 Mesquit 374 / 115 35 2022 670 Mesquit Street \ Proposed \ Condominiums in the Art District developed by V.E. Equities and the Gallo Family \ Designed by Bjarke Ingels \ Designed to integrate into the new Sixth Street viaduct park currently under construction.[136]
520 Mateo St. 370 / 113 35 2024 520 Mateo Street \ Proposed \ Condominiums in the Art District by Carmel Partners designed by Works Progress Architecture.[137]
Fashion District Residences 370 / 113 33 2023 7th and Maple St. \ Approved \ Residential. Designed by Humphreys & Partners Architects. Built by Realm Group and Urban Offerings.[138] Near Santee Court Alley.
Crossroads Hollywood Tower III 366 / 111 20 2024 Highland Ave and Selma Ave \ 1.4 million square feet of programmed space, including 950 residential units, a 308-key hotel, 94,000 square feet of office space and 185,000 square feet of shops and restaurants / Redevelopment of Crossroads of the World.[126]
Burbank/De Soto Development Phase II 350 / 107 24 2024 20950 Warner Center Lane \ Proposed \ residential \ Office Park \ In the San Fernando Valley's Warner Center district.[139]
Palladium Residences Tower I 350 / 107 28 2019 6215 Sunset Blvd. \ Approved \ residential \ In the Hollywood district.[9]
Palladium Residences Tower II 350 / 107 28 2019 6215 Sunset Blvd. \ Approved \ residential.[9]
Lifan Tower 350 / 107 29 2021 1247 W. 7th St. \ Proposed \ Low income residential \ Designed by MVE + Partners[140]
920 Hill St Tower 346 / 108 32 2019 920 S. Hill St \ Proposed \ 239 Apartments \ Ground Retail / Developed by Barry Shy[141]
Spring Street Hotel 338 / 103 28 2019 633 S. Spring St \ Proposed \ Hotel AKA "Lizard" [9]
Westfield Promenade 2035 SE Residential Tower 336 / 102 28 2033 6100 Topanga canyon Blvd. \ Proposed \ residential \ Warner Center district of the Valley.[9][142]
Fig+Pico Tower II 326 / 99 25 2022 1258 S. Figueroa St. \ Proposed \ Hotel / Retail. Across Figueroa Street from the convention center's South Hall. Same block as Circa, (SW Corner).[113][114] Designed by Gensler.
6400 Sunset Boulevard 318 / 97 28 2021 6400 Sunset Boulevard. \ Proposed \ Condominiums \ Ground retail [143] Replaces the famous Amoeba Music Store. Designed by Johnson Fain. Developed by GPI Companies.
Sunset Gower Studio Tower 300 / 95 18 2028 6050 W. Sunset Boulevard \ Proposed \ Office \ Addition to the Sunset Gower Studios complex.[144]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

Los Angeles City Hall, shown here in 1931, was built in 1928 and was the tallest structure in the city until 1968. In 1964, height restrictions were removed from new construction.

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Los Angeles.

Name Image Street address Years as tallest Height
ft (m)
Floors Reference
Braly Building[note 3] Building at 408 S. Spring St. (Top), Los Angeles.JPG 408 South Spring Street 1903–1907 151 (46) 13 [4]
Security Building Security Building (Los Angeles).jpg 510 South Spring Street 1907–1911 165 (50) 11 [145]
A.G. Bartlett Building Bartlett Building (Los Angeles).jpg 651 South Spring Street 1911–1916 190 (58) 14 [146]
Park Central Building 412 West 6th Street 1916–1927 N/A[note 4] 14 [147]
Texaco Building United Artists Theater, Los Angeles.JPG 929 South Broadway 1927–1928 242 (74) 13 [148]
Los Angeles City Hall LosAngelesCityHall1931.JPG 200 North Spring Street 1928–1968 454 (138) 32 [71]
Union Bank Plaza UnionBankCalifornia.jpg 445 South Figueroa Street 1968–1969 516 (157) 40 [54]
611 Place 611Place LosAngeles.jpg 611 West 6th Street 1969–1972 620 (189) 42 [38]
City National Tower[note 5] PaulHastingsCityNationalTwinTowers.jpg 555 South Flower Street 1972–1974 699 (213) 52 [27]
Paul Hastings Tower[note 5] PaulHastingsCityNationalTwinTowers.jpg 515 South Flower Street 1972–1974 699 (213) 52 [29]
Aon Center Aon Center LA.jpg 707 Wilshire Boulevard 1974–1989 858 (262) 62 [149]
U.S. Bank Tower Usbnktwr.jpg 633 West 5th Street 1989–2016 1,018 / 310 73 [11]
Wilshire Grand Tower Wilshire Grand.jpg Figueroa and 7th 2016–present 1,100 / 335 73 [11]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Based on existing and under construction buildings over 150 meters tall. New York has 311 existing and under construction buildings at least 492 feet (150 m); Chicago has 129; Miami has 56; Houston has 36; Los Angeles has 31; Dallas has 20; San Francisco has 27. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com diagrams: New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco (as of April 2017).
  2. ^ Because of its more elevated position upon Bunker Hill, the U.S. Bank Tower rises higher above the surrounding area
  3. ^ This building was originally known as the Braly Building, but has since been renamed the Continental Building.
  4. ^ Official height figures have never been released by this building's developer.
  5. ^ a b The City National Tower and the Paul Hastings Tower are twin towers, both rising 699 feet (213 m). As both buildings were completed in 1972, Los Angeles had two tallest buildings until the completion of Aon Center in 1974.

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