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Gateway West Building
Alternative Title
Los Angeles County Building Survey Photo Collection;
Simmons, Jim
Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey or the Historic Landscapes Survey: documentation is on file
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Heritage Documentation Programs (U.S.).; Historic American Buildings Survey
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photographs taken for Historic American Buildings Survey which includes documentation of the Gateway West Building.
The Gateway West Building, located at 1801 Avenue of the Stars in Century City, was built in 1963 and designed by renowned architect, Welton Becket. It was built in the International Style and stood thirteen stories high, clad with a gold aluminum curtain facade. Gateway West was the first high-rise to be built in Century City and stood directly across from its twin, the Gateway East Building, which was erected soon after. The two buildings flanked the entrance to the Avenue of the Stars, serving as landmarks to Century City's main thoroughfare. These buildings were part of the privately funded $500 million Century City development project built on what was formerly part of the 20th Century Fox Studio lot. Gateway West has since been demolished to make room for an expansion of the Westfield Century City Shopping Mall.
View of the base of Gateway West showing the ground level and three upper floors, looking west/northwest, from 1901 Avenue of the Stars. A pedestrian bridge crossing Avenue of the Stars is partially seen at right.
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
Gateway West Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Lost architecture--California--Century City (Los Angeles)
International style (Architecture)--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Century City (Los Angeles)
Plazas--California--Los Angeles
Columns--California--Los Angeles
Stairs--California--Los Angeles
Footbridges--California--Los Angeles
Pedestrians--California--Los Angeles
Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Historic American Buildings Survey Collection photographs
Heritage Documentation Programs Collection photographs
Welton Becket and Associates

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