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Title
Crocker-Citizens National Bank, close-up
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Creator
Rothschild Photo
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Close-up view of the lettering and towering structure of the Crocker-Citizens Plaza, located at 611 W. 6th St., between Hope St. and Grand Ave. Designed by famed Los Angeles architect William L. Pereira, it was one of a handful of buildings built in the 1960s to surpass the 28-story height limit of City Hall, the city's first high-rise. The white tower was designed in a cruciform shape, which allowed more light and air to reach office spaces than a conventional square or rectangle. Another feature that the building boasted of was a vast parking lot; nine levels of underground parking designed to accommodate the increased independence of Angelenos on their automobiles. Construction begun in 1967 and the building opened for business on September 11, 1968.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072428
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
L.A.-Banks and banking-Crocker Bank.
CARL0000077129
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/115024
Subject
Crocker-Citizens National Bank Tower (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Crocker Bank
Bank buildings--California--Los Angeles
Skyscrapers--California--Los Angeles
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Pereira, William L.,1909-1985
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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