Bank of America Plaza (Los Angeles)

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Bank of America Plaza
Los Angeles - Bank America building from Historic LAPD Academy.JPG
Alternative names333 South Hope Plaza
ARCO Center
BP Plaza
Security Pacific Plaza
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location333 South Hope
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°03′13″N 118°15′11″W / 34.0536°N 118.25305°W / 34.0536; -118.25305Coordinates: 34°03′13″N 118°15′11″W / 34.0536°N 118.25305°W / 34.0536; -118.25305
Construction started1971
OwnerBrookfield Properties
ManagementBrookfield Properties
Roof224.03 m (735.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count55
9 below ground
Floor area1,422,000 sq ft (132,100 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectAlbert C. Martin & Associates
Peter Walker & Partners
Main contractorTurner Construction Co.[1]

Bank of America Plaza, formerly Security Pacific Plaza, is a 55-story, 224.03 m (735.0 ft) class-A office skyscraper on Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, California. It was completed in 1974 with the headquarters of Security Pacific National Bank, Capital Group Companies and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as its main tenants. The tower is the fifth tallest building in Los Angeles, and the 92nd-tallest building in the United States. In 2009 it had the highest assessed value of any office building in Los Angeles County. When it was constructed, Security Pacific Plaza was unique for Downtown Los Angeles, in that its four sides each faced true north, south, east and west.

From when it opened and until 1992, it bore the Security Pacific Bank logo. It was removed when Bank of America acquired Security Pacific. Featured in several motion pictures, its plaza area was filmed as that of the adjacent "Peerless Building" to the Glass Tower in The Towering Inferno (which was set in San Francisco), as well as the lawyer's office in the film Pretty Woman, and as Tex Richman's office headquarters in The Muppets.

The building site is situated on 4.21 acres (1.70 ha) that features a formal garden with over 200 trees and three 24 ft (7.3 m) waterfalls. In front of the main entrance is the 42-foot (13 m) "Four Arches" sculpture by Alexander Calder.[7]

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  2. ^ "Bank of America Plaza". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  3. ^ Bank of America Plaza (Los Angeles) at Emporis
  4. ^ Bank of America Plaza (Los Angeles) at Glass Steel and Stone
  5. ^ "Bank of America Plaza". SkyscraperPage.
  6. ^ Bank of America Plaza (Los Angeles) at Structurae
  7. ^ "Bank of America Plaza". Brookfield Properties. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 1 September 2010.