611 Place

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611 Place
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Alternative names 611 West 6th Street
AT&T Center
Crocker-Citizen Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Modernism
Location 611 West 6th Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′57″N 118°15′20″W / 34.04905°N 118.255619°W / 34.04905; -118.255619Coordinates: 34°02′57″N 118°15′20″W / 34.04905°N 118.255619°W / 34.04905; -118.255619
Construction started 1967
Completed 1969
Height
Roof 189 m (620 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 42
Floor area 715,463 sq ft (66,468.7 m2)
Design and construction
Architect William L. Pereira & Associates
Developer Chetrit Group
Structural engineer Brandow & Johnston Inc
Main contractor Dinwiddie Construction
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611 Place is a 189 m (620 ft) skyscraper at 611 West 6th Street in downtown Los Angeles, California, designed by William L. Pereira & Associates and completed in 1969. The building was commissioned by the now-defunct Crocker Citizen's Bank, and served as its headquarters for many years before being bought by AT&T. It was the tallest building in Los Angeles upon completion, and the first building to surpass Los Angeles City Hall in terms of structural height (many buildings had surpassed City Hall with decorative spires, the first being Richfield Tower). It consists of a cross-shaped tower clad in vertical aluminum beams, and supported on its west side by an immense, blank slab of concrete running the entire height of the building, which is used to display corporate logos.

The building has a strange habit of making unusual appearances in popular movies; it appeared twice in 2004, first in The Day After Tomorrow where it mysteriously appeared in shots of Manhattan, and later in Along Came Polly, where it was the starting point of an ill-fated BASE jump. 611 Place is also destroyed by an earthquake in the 2000 movie Epicenter. In the 1997 film Con Air the building be seen from an aerial view and street view as a dead body falls from an aircraft and lands on a car near the base of the building in what is supposed to be the city of Fresno, California.

Since being vacated by AT&T, there have been plans to turn its upper levels into high-end condominiums, in a re-development scheme similar to the one executed on the nearby Eastern Columbia Building.

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