Downtown Los Angeles will get its first office building designed in the Post-Modern architectural style when 1000 Wilshire, located immediately east of the Harbor Freeway, officially opens Tuesday.
The 21-story, $145-million office tower, a project of Reliance Development Group, is 85% leased, according to Henry Lambert, Reliance president.
Focal point of the new building is a 34-foot-tall gate house with granite columns. The main lobby is a 17-foot vaulted space finished in four colors of Italian marble.
The width of the building and its south plaza extends to 7th Street.
Easy to Recognize
Among the building's major tenants are Coast Savings & Loan, which moved its headquarters to the new facility--its third downtown location in 52 years; Touche Ross & Co., accountants; Loeb & Loeb, law firm, and Grubb & Ellis Co., real estate brokers.
Kohn Pederson Fox, New York, handled the architectural design, and project architect was Langdon Wilson Mumper Architects, Los Angeles.
"The building was designed to be easily read and recognized from two views," said Arthur May, Fox partner in charge of design for the project.