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Gas Company Tower

555 West 5th Street
Los Angeles CA United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1988
  Finished1991
Floor Count52
Basement Floors8
Floor Area122,015 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - landing pad
Architectural Style
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof749 ft

Description
Companies:
- Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
- Developer: Thomas Properties Group, Inc.
- Owner: Maguire Properties Inc.
Awards:
- California Council of the American Institute of Architects: Merit Award (1992)
- LA Area Chamber of Commerce: Beautification Award (1994)
Major Tenants:
- Southern California Gas Company (Floors 2,9-17,21-27)
- Morrison & Foerster (Floor 35)
- Sidley Austin (Floors 38-44)
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Facts & Description:

- Building Class: A

- Part of Library Square, a project including two towers next to the newley renovated Los Angeles Central Library including the 73 floor First Interstate World Center and 52 story SoCal Gas Center. Today US Bank Tower and Gas Company Tower.

- The Gas Company Tower has a 3-story Lobby.

- Featured in the opening action scene for the movie "Speed" (1994) where a terrorist detonates a bomb on an elevator trapping several civillians, which are later saved.

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