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Century Plaza Towers I & II
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The Century Plaza Towers
General information
Location 2029 and 2049 Century Park East, Century City, California
Status Complete
Groundbreaking 1969
Constructed 1975
Opening 1975
Height
Roof 571 ft (174 m)
Technical details
Floor count 44
Elevators 20
Companies involved
Architect(s) Minoru Yamasaki

Century Plaza Towers I and II are two 44-story, 571 feet (174 m) tall twin towers located at 2029 and 2049 Century Park East in Century City in Los Angeles, California.

Commissioned by Alcoa[1] the towers were completed in 1975 and designed by Minoru Yamasaki. The towers resemble his World Trade Center in their vertical black and gray lines and use of aluminum exteriors. The towers have an unusual triangular footprint and are landmarks that are clearly seen around the Los Angeles Westside. Their prominence in the Century City skyline has been reduced in recent years with the addition of new skyscrapers that partially block their view. Nevertheless, the Century Plaza Towers remain the tallest buildings in Century City and the tallest skyscrapers in Southern California outside of downtown Los Angeles. The towers sit on top of one of the world's largest underground parking garages, with a capacity of roughly 5,000 cars.

The Towers are featured on the cover of the album Going for the One by Yes.

The Towers are also featured prominently in the television series, Remington Steele. The detective agency was located in one of the towers.

The Century Plaza Towers are featured in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

The Towers can be seen in Die Hard in the scenes following the military helicopter as it circles Nakatomi Plaza.

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Coordinates: 34°3′32″N 118°24′48″W / 34.05889°N 118.41333°W / 34.05889; -118.41333

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