1564
Global
Height rank

The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Height 203.3 m / 667 ft
Floors 54
Official Name
The current legal building name.

The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

Other Names
Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Los Angeles Convention Center Hotel, LA Live Hotel & Condominiums, Marriott Marquis Los Angeles

Name of Complex
A complex is a group of buildings which are designed and built as pieces of a greater development.

LA Live

Type
CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building

Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished

Completed, 2010

Country
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

United States

City
The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Los Angeles

Postal Code

90015

Function
A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

residential / hotel

Structural Material
Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

steel

Energy Label

LEED Silver

Height
Architectural
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

203.3 m / 667 ft

To Tip
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).
203.3 m / 667 ft
Occupied
Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest occupied floor within the building.
184.9 m / 606 ft
Helipad
Height, measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance, to the building's helipad.
203.3 m / 667 ft
Floors Above Ground
The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

54

Floors Below Ground
The number of floors below ground should include all major floors located below the ground floor level.

3

# of Apartments
Number of Apartments refers to the total number of residential units (including both rental units and condominiums) contained within a particular building.

224

# of Hotel Rooms
Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

1001

# of Parking Spaces
Number of Parking Spaces refers to the total number of car parking spaces contained within a particular building.

376

# of Elevators
Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

28

Tower GFA
Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

185,805 m² / 1,999,988 ft²

Rankings
#
1564
Tallest in the World
#
253
Tallest in North America
#
12
Tallest in Los Angeles
#
386
Tallest Mixed-use Building in the World
#
48
Tallest Mixed-use Building in North America
#
36
Tallest Mixed-use Building in United States
#
2
Tallest Mixed-use Building in Los Angeles
#
142
Tallest Steel Building in the World
#
87
Tallest Steel Building in North America
#
80
Tallest Steel Building in United States
#
11
Tallest Steel Building in Los Angeles
Construction Schedule
2006

Proposed

2007

Construction Start

2010

Completed

Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Owner/Developer
AEG
Architect
Design

Usually involved in the front end design, with a "typical" condition being that of a leadership role through either Schematic Design or Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Structural Engineer
Design

The Design Engineer is usually involved in the front end design, typically taking the leadership role in the Schematic Design and Design Development, and then a monitoring role through the CD and CA phases.

Contractor
Main Contractor

The main contractor is the supervisory contractor of all construction work on a project, management of sub-contractors and vendors, etc. May be referred to as "Construction Manager," however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Main Contractor" exclusively.

Clark Construction Group; Webcor
Other Consultant

Other Consultant refers to other organizations which provided significant consultation services for a building project (e.g. wind consultants, environmental consultants, fire and life safety consultants, etc).

Façade

These are firms that consult on the design of a building's façade. May often be referred to as "Cladding," "Envelope," "Exterior Wall," or "Curtain Wall" Consultant, however, for consistency CTBUH uses the term "Façade Consultant" exclusively.

Material Supplier

Material Supplier refers to organizations which supplied significant systems/materials for a building project (e.g. elevator suppliers, facade suppliers, etc).

Steel
The Herrick Corporation

Global News

16 December 2019

Site Acquired for Proposed Residential Complex in Los Angeles

Chinese developer City Century has acquired a prime development site across the street from L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles, where it intends to build...

About The Ritz-Carlton Los Angeles

LA Live is the first high-rise to be built in Downtown Los Angeles in 20 years, making it the first building to have a significant impact on the skyline in the same period. LA Live and its distinctive tower fill a long-standing void in the southwest corner of the downtown area as bounded by the cornerstones of the Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles City Hall and the financial, garment and jewelry districts.

The building expands horizontally as it rises vertically, reflecting the varied programs within. Each succeeding use—22 JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live floors at the bottom, followed by four floors of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Los Angeles, and the Ritz-Carlton Residences at the top—has larger space requirements. The building’s elegantly curving curtain wall smoothes the jagged transition among the changing floor plates as they stack skyward.

The three-story lobby is a pass-through space that provides access from Olympic Boulevard to the Nokia Theatre and Nokia Plaza. The lobby is the urban connection between Downtown and LA Live, the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center. The building features two outdoor decks with pools, bars and events facilities.

The tower takes full advantage of a new leading edge Performance Based structural steel lateral force resisting system, comprised of un-stiffened thin steel plate shear walls (SPSW). It is the first high-rise to use this technology in California. Using 6.4-9.5mm (0.25-0.375in) thick steel plate shear walls as opposed to 76cm (30in) thick concrete columns created increased usable square footage, and creating a lighter building allowed the addition of four floors to the tower while creating better views on every floor without the necessary moment frames common in steel design. Switching to Steel Plate Shear Walls also saved millions of dollars in construction costs and shaved four months off the production schedule. The hotel tower also consists of steel moment frames, Buckling Restrained Braces (BRB), mid-height outriggers and cap trusses. The design process exemplifies a successful collaboration of performance-based engineering and rigorous peer review by a panel of noted experts in each structural system type.