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MCI Center (Los Angeles)

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Status  Complete
Completed  1973
Height  126 m
Floors  33
Owner  The Ratkovich Company
Type  Commercial offices
Roof  126.3 m (414 ft)
Opened  1973
Floor area  6 ha
Architectural style  International Style
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Alternative names  Broadway Plaza Macy's Plaza
Location  700 South Flower Street Los Angeles, California, USA
Similar  FIGat7th, 7th Street/Metro Center st, Wells Fargo Center, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 777 Tower

MCI Center is a 126.3 m (414 ft) skyscraper in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States. It was completed in November, 1973 and has 33 floors. It is 32nd tallest building in Los Angeles. The Class A building has 63,032 m2 (678,470 sq ft) of office space with a glass atrium and courtyard. On March 21, 2005 Jamison Properties bought the building for $150 per square foot totaling $101,770,500. This purchase included 925 West Eighth Street (originally known as the "Broadway Plaza" which became known as Macy's Plaza) and the 3,000 space parking garage. In 2013, the Ratkovich Company acquired the property, and after a redesign by Johnson Fain Architects, renamed the plaza “The Bloc.” Known for the fortress-like facade, the ground level is becoming more pedestrian friendly by removing brick walls and the glass atrium. The developer is also planning a sunken, sunlight-filled public plaza that directly connects to the 7th Street / Metro Center Station. This will be the first direct underground connection of a private development to a subway station on Metro's system.

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Map of MCI Center, Los Angeles, CA 90017, USA

Metrolink at one time had its headquarters in the MCI Center. By 2000, Metrolink had expanded its lease in the MCI Center by 6,700 square feet (620 m2), giving the agency a total of around 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) of space. In June 2011, Metrolink moved its headquarters to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA) headquarters at 1 Gateway Plaza at Los Angeles Union Station.

The offices of La Opinión are in Suites 3000 and 3100, while ImpreMedia Digital has its offices in Suite 3000.

In popular culture

  • Interiors are prominently featured in the 1974 disaster film, Earthquake as the fictional "Wilson Plaza", a field hospital set up after a major earthquake destroys Los Angeles. Filming was done over two nights in March, 1974, and centered mainly around the atrium plaza area, and the escalators on the Sheraton Hotel entrance to the building. Used for many other film and television productions as well, including The Rockford Files, Rollercoaster, and Marathon Man.
  • References

    MCI Center (Los Angeles) Wikipedia


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