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Aon Center

707 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles CA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1970
  Finished1973
Floor Count62
Basement Floors5
Floor Area116,128 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - landing pad
 - sign
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof858 ft

Description
• Architect: Charles Luckman, Luckman Partnership Inc.

• Owner: Transwestern Investment Company.
• Others: Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Standard Parking.
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• Building Size: 1,028,852 sq².
• Building Class: A.

• This it the tallest skyscraper in California from 1974 to 1990 and tallest building west of the Mississippi River from 1974-1982 surpassed by the JP Morgan Tower in Houston, Texas. Tallest in los angeles until the completion of US Bank Tower in 1989.

• On May 4, 1988 a fire started on the 12th floor, injured 40 and killed one person. The fire destroyed 5 floors.

• 7 out of the top 10 Skyscrapers in Los Angeles have logos on top, The Aon Center has a history of logos today it says "Aon" on top.

• In the past the Aon Center was called the First Interstate Tower, Wells Fargo Tower, United California Plaza, and 707 Wilshire Blvd.

• An extra 579-cars garage, which is located on 637 wilshire boulevard and which is connected through a tunnel to the 243-cars garage under the tower.

• A center elevator core, with 3 stairs' shafts, mechanical floors on floors 4, 5, 22, 42, 61 and 62 and cafeteria on 6th floor and restaurant on 60th one. Each floor has area of 1626 m².

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