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611 Place

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Type  Commercial offices
Roof  189 m (620 ft)
Height  189 m
Opened  1967
Construction started  1967
Completed  1969
Floor count  42
Floors  42
Architectural style  Modern architecture
Architect  William Pereira
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Alternative names  611 West 6th Street AT&T Center Crocker-Citizen Plaza
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.


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