South Park Center (Los Angeles)

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USC Tower
AT&T Center Los Angeles.jpg
Alternative namesAT&T Center
SBC Tower
Transamerica Tower
Occidental Life Building
General information
StatusComplete
TypeCommercial offices
SBC Tower
Transamerica Tower
Occidental Life Building
Architectural styleInternational style Modernism
Location1150 South Olive Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°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
Construction started1962
Completed1965
OwnerCanyon-Johnson Realty Advisors
Height
Roof137.77 m (452.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count32
Floor area54,035 m2 (581,630 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectWilliam Pereira & Associates
Structural engineerBrandow & Johnston
References
[1][2][3]

USC Tower, formerly AT&T Center,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, United States. 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 second-tallest (after the Los Angeles City Hall) when it was completed. The International styled building was designed by William Pereira & Associates.

History[edit]

The building is part of a 12-acre (4.9 ha) complex built as Occidental Center, and now known as South Park Center. It originally included two other large buildings - a 225,000-square-foot (20,900 m2) building at 1149 Hill Street, a 300,000-square-foot (28,000 m2) building at 514 W 12th Street (which was later sold to the city as the Public Works Building). It also included three parking decks with 3,500 spots, and a 6-acre (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. It has since been rebranded as South Park Center along with the renaming of the 32-story tower as USC Tower in 2015.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "South Park Center". CTBUH Skyscraper Center.
  2. ^ South Park Center at Emporis
  3. ^ "South Park Center". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ Los Angeles Times, January 25, 1963

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