About Century Plaza Towers
Century Plaza Towers I and II are two 44-story, 571 feet (174 m) tall twin towers located at 2029 and 2049 Century Park East in Century City in Los Angeles, California. Commissioned by Alcoa the towers were designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1975.. The towers resemble Yamasaki's World Trade Center in their vertical black and gray lines and the use of aluminum exteriors. The towers have an unusual triangular footprint and are landmarks that are clearly seen around the Los Angeles Westside. Their prominence in the Century City skyline has been reduced in recent years with the addition of new skyscrapers that partially block their view. Nevertheless, the Century Plaza Towers remain the tallest buildings in Century City and the tallest skyscrapers in Southern California outside of downtown Los Angeles. The towers sit on top of one of the world's largest underground parking garages, with a capacity of roughly 5,000 cars. Whether they are offices, apartments or condos is not known at this time. The Towers are featured on the cover of the album Going for the One by Yes. The Towers are also featured prominently in the television series, Remington Steele.