AT&T Center (Los Angeles)

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AT&T Center
AT&T Center Los Angeles.jpg
Alternative names SBC Tower
Transamerica Tower
Occidental Life Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
SBC Tower
Transamerica Tower
Occidental Life Building
Architectural style International style Modernism
Location 1150 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′22″N 118°15′43″W / 34.0395°N 118.261853°W / 34.0395; -118.261853Coordinates: 34°02′22″N 118°15′43″W / 34.0395°N 118.261853°W / 34.0395; -118.261853
Completed 1965
Owner Canyon-Johnson Realty Advisors
Height
Roof 137.77 m (452.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 32
Floor area 54,035 m2 (581,630 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect William Pereira & Associates
Structural engineer Brandow & Johnston
References
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AT&T Center, formerly SBC Tower, Transamerica Building, and Occidental Life Building, is a 32-story, 138 m (453 ft) skyscraper in the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Built to house the offices and computer center of the Occidental Life Insurance Company,[4] it was completed in 1965. It is the 32nd tallest building in Los Angeles, and was the 2nd tallest (after the Los Angeles City Hall) when it was completed. The International styled building was designed by William Pereira & Associates.

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The building is part of a 12-acre (4.9 ha) complex originally called Occidental Center which includes a 225,000 sq ft (20,900 m2) building at 1149 S. Broadway, a 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2) building on Hill Street, three parking decks with 3,500 spots, and a 6 acres (2.4 ha) plot on the corner of Eleventh and Olive Streets. The three buildings are connected by underground pedestrian tunnels.

Canyon-Johnson Realty Advisors bought the entire complex in April 2003 for $88 million. After they bought it, they converted the least occupied building into below market-rate apartments. In September 2006 Transamerica signed $75 million lease to retain its offices in the building. In 2007 to 2008 it went under a $35 million renovation. Scaffolding was put around the building's crown, the metallic panels were replaced, and the office space was upgraded.

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