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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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Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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 Gateway West, looking north/northeast, featuring southwest plaza in foreground. Gateway East, 1800 Avenue of the Stars, can be seen in the background, just beyond the pedestrian bridge. The view is taken from the roof of a single level retail space at Westfield Century City shopping center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;22 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles County Building Survey Collection;
Gateway West Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Gateway East 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
Footbridges--California--Los Angeles
Lawns--California--Los Angeles
Trees--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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