|Type Commercial offices|
Roof 189 m (620 ft)
Height 189 m
Construction started 1967
Floor count 42
Architectural style Modern architecture
Architect William Pereira
|Alternative names 611 West 6th Street
Location 611 West 6th Street Los Angeles, California
Similar AT&T Center, Aon Center, TCW Tower, Union Bank Plaza, 777 Tower
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 Southern California headquarters until 1983, when it moved to Crocker Center, now Wells Fargo Center (Los Angeles). It was subsequently 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.
Map of 611 Place, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
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.