Equitable Life Building (Los Angeles)

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Equitable Life Building
Equitable Life Building, viewed from 6th street
Alternative names Center Bank Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style International style Modernism
Location 3435 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°03′44″N 118°17′54″W / 34.0621°N 118.2984°W / 34.0621; -118.2984Coordinates: 34°03′44″N 118°17′54″W / 34.0621°N 118.2984°W / 34.0621; -118.2984
Completed 1969
Roof 138 m (453 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
5 below ground
Lifts/elevators 34
Design and construction
Architect Welton Becket & Associates
Structural engineer Welton Becket & Associates
Main contractor Turner Construction

The Equitable Life Building is a 138 m (453 ft) International style skyscraper in the Koreatown neighborhood, of Los Angeles, California. It was completed in 1969 and has 34 floors. It is tied with the Los Angeles City Hall for the 26th tallest building in Los Angeles. Welton Becket & Associates designed the building. The facade is made of precast concrete that was sandblasted to expose the beige Texas limestone aggregate.

The lobby of the Equitable Life Building hosts art in its vitrines. This space is called Equitable Vitrines. These vitrines have hosted art including Jennifer Moon's Will You Still Love Me: Learning to Love Yourself, It Is The Greatest Gift of All in 2014-2015.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Equitable Life Building". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ Equitable Life Building (Los Angeles) at Emporis
  3. ^ "Equitable Life Building". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ Equitable Life Building (Los Angeles) at Structurae
  5. ^ Eler, Alicia. "An Artist Turns Surveillance into Affection". http://Hyperallergic.com. Hyperallergic. Retrieved 8 March 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
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