|Alternative names||Braly Building
Union Trust Building
Old Bank District Apartments
|Location||408 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, California
|Owner||Old Financial District LP|
|Roof||46 m (151 ft)|
|Floor area||86,300 sq ft (8,020 m2)|
|Design and construction|
George Edwin Bergstrom
Killefer Flammang Architects
|Part of||Spring Street Financial District (#1979000489)|
The Continental Building, formerly Braly Block, is a 151 ft (46 m), 13-story high-rise residential building at 408 South Spring Street in the Historic Core of Los Angeles, California. When completed in 1903, it was the city's first high-rise building, and remained the tallest for three years. Shortly after the building was completed, the Los Angeles City Council enacted a 150 ft (46 m) height restriction on future buildings that remained until the 1950s.
In popular culture
The building plays a prominent role in the 2009 independent film (500) Days of Summer.
International Savings & Exchange Bank Building, 10-story structure built in the same area in 1907 and using the same architectural styles
- Continental Building at Emporis
- Continental Building at SkyscraperPage
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