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Figueroa at Wilshire

Los Angeles, CA

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  • Owner/Developer

    Brookfield Properties

  • Architect

    AC Martin Partners

  • Façade Consultant

    Peter M. Muller

  • GC

    Swinerton Incorporated

  • Completion

    1990

  • Building Type

    Commercial

  • Program

    53 stories (719ft), 1,036,500 sqft

  • Façade Area

    Design/build services for custom stone and glass unitized curtainwall system

  • Glass

    Gray-green tinted IGU’s

Processes

Awards

  • Beautification Award, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, 1994
  • Merit Award, Californian Council of the AIA, 1992

Detail

Architect Albert C. Martin is responsible for many of the most celebrated buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Figueroa at Wilshire punctuates a dynamic urban environment at the very heart of the central business district at the intersection of two of downtown’s busiest cross streets. The 53 story, one million square foot office building is the eighth tallest in Los Angeles, and amongst the tallest 100 in the United States. Its design features a square pedestal at street level rising through several setbacks to a distinctive octagonal glass crown, giving it a powerful skyline presence. At ground level stands an expansive open-air public plaza.

The building makes effective use of color. Cladding consists of coral-colored granite, accented with bronze panels and complimented by tinted windows that vary in color from green through gray depending upon sky conditions. The glass crown has the appearance of a faceted gem, and is lit to spectacular effect at night. Uncommon features include two 75 foot atriums at the street level public area of the building.

Enclos provided complete design/build services for the enclosure systems. The custom unitized curtainwall system incorporates a diversity of materials including Brazilian Rose polished granite, tinted glass, brown granite, and bronze panels.

The building currently holds an Energy Star Certification issued by the US Department of Energy.