Los Angeles Facts

150m+ Buildings 24 Completed5 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings 2 Completed
Tallest Building Wilshire Grand Center (335 m)
Global Ranking #44 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #6 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking #5 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
First 150m+ Building Union Bank Plaza (1967)
Average Building Age 35 years
Most Common Function Office, 69%
Most Common Material Steel, 83%

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings.

Buildings See All Buildings in City

1   Wilshire Grand Center 2017 335 m
2   U.S. Bank Tower 1990 310 m
3   Aon Center 1974 262 m
4   Two California Plaza 1992 229 m
5   Deloitte 1991 228 m
6   Bank of America Plaza 1975 224 m
7   777 Tower 1991 221 m
8   Wells Fargo Tower 1983 220 m
9   Figueroa at Wilshire 1989 219 m
10   City National Tower 1971 213 m
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   333 South Figueroa - 338 m
2   Angels Landing Tower 1 2024 311 m
3   Figueroa Centre 2023 297 m
4   1045 South Olive Street - 247 m
5   Fifth & Hill - 240 m
6   Olympic Tower - 226 m
7   6AM North Tower 2035 223 m
8   6AM South Tower 2035 216 m
9   Times Mirror Square Residential Tower 1 2023 200 m
10   1000 South Hill Street - 197 m
1   333 South Figueroa - 338 m
2   Wilshire Grand Center 2017 335 m
3   Angels Landing Tower 1 2024 311 m
4   U.S. Bank Tower 1990 310 m
5   Figueroa Centre 2023 297 m
6   Aon Center 1974 262 m
7   1045 South Olive Street - 247 m
8   Fifth & Hill - 240 m
9   Two California Plaza 1992 229 m
10   Deloitte 1991 228 m

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CTBUH Initiatives

Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016 – CTBUH News

SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
6-10 Apr 2016 – Event Non-CTBUH

Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015 – Tour Report

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Los Angeles

Top 12 Happenings of 2016, Month-by-Month
19 Dec 2016, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's top stories of 2016 for each month and take a look ahead with the Council’s monthly predictions for 2017.
SAH 2016 Annual International Conference
6-10 Apr 2016, Los Angeles – Event
The SAH 2016 Annual International Conference will engage participants from around the world to discuss new ways to see the broad range of the region's architecture and urbanism.
Los Angeles Regional Tour
29-30 Oct 2015, Los Angeles – Tour Report
CTBUH 2015 delegates toured Los Angeles buildings of many renown architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Richard Meier, and Rudolph Schindler.
Facades Plus
4-5 Feb 2015, Los Angeles – Event
Facades+ presents the ninth event in an ongoing series of conferences with this year's winter theme as Resilience.
University of Southern California Team Wins Research Seed Funding
17 Sep 2014, Shanghai – CTBUH Research Report
CTBUH is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2014 International Research Seed Funding grant to a team led by the University of Southern California.
2000 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
5-6 May 2000, Los Angeles – Conference
The 5th Conference on "Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions" was held on a two day event, in Los Angeles on May 5-6, 2000.
1997 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions
9-10 May 1997, Los Angeles – Conference
The Fourth Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions for the 21st Century was held in Los Angeles from May 9-10, 1997.
CTBUH 1994 Los Angeles 3rd Conference on Seismic Regions
13-14 May 1994, Los Angeles – Conference
CTBUH held the Third Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions in Los Angeles in 1994 with the Los Angeles Tall Buildings Structural Design Council.
1991 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
16-17 May 1991, Los Angeles – Conference
The second conference for Tall Buildings on Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from May 16 and 17, 1991.
1988 Los Angeles Conference: Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions
25-26 Feb 1988, Los Angeles – Conference
The first Conference on Tall Buildings in Seismic Regions was held in Los Angeles, CA from February 25-26, 1988.

Videos

The Impact of Tech Companies in Rethinking the High-Rise Workplace
18 Oct 2016 – Chao (Ivan) Wan, Tencent Holdings Limited; Jonathan Ward, NBBJ

Lynn S. Beedle Lifetime Achievement Award: A Lifetime's Work
7 Nov 2013 – Henry Cobb, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

Research Papers

2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I

Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III

Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV

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Papers Related to Los Angeles

2017: Skyscraper History’s Tallest, Highest- Volume, and Most Geographically Diverse Year
5 Feb 2018 – CTBUH Journal, 2018 Issue I
This 2017 Tall Building Year in Review / Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis report shows that more buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2017…
Frontiers in High-Rise Outrigger Design
8 Aug 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue III; Hi sun Choi & Leonard M. Joseph, Thornton Tomasetti; SawTeen See, Leslie E. Robertson Associates; Rupa Garai, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
In 2012, CTBUH published the first Outrigger Design for High-Rise Buildings Technical Guide. In 2016, the CTBUH Outrigger Working Group felt it would be beneficial to…
Megacities: Setting the Scene
Oct 2016 – CTBUH Journal, 2016 Issue IV; Daniel Safarik, Shawn Ursini & Antony Wood; Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
The rise of the megacity presents unprecedented opportunities to understand the human urbanization phenomenon, and to observe the effects of multicore, polycentric cities…
Wilshire Grand: Outrigger Designs and Details for a Highly Seismic Site
Mar 2016 – International Journal of High-Rise Buildings Volume 5 Number 1; Leonard M. Joseph, C. Kerem Gulec, and Justin M. Schwaiger, Thornton Tomasetti
The 335 m tall Wilshire Grand Center tower under construction in Los Angeles illustrates many key outrigger issues. The tower has a long, narrow floor plan and slender…
FaçadeRetrofit.org: An Online Database Resource for the Façade Renovation of Existing Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – The Future of Tall: A Selection of Written Works on Current Skyscraper Innovations; Andrea Martinez, Karen M. Kensek & Douglas Noble, University of Southern California; Mic Patterson, Enclos Corp.
Much of the existing tall building stock is burdened with aging and underperforming façades, resulting in opportunities to substantially improve building performance…
Highest Helipads
Jun 2014 – CTBUH Journal, 2014 Issue II; CTBUH Research
In this installment of Tall Buildings in Numbers, CTBUH considers how helipads are used on skyscrapers, and which are the highest in the world. The results were somewhat…

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