Architect Albert C. Martin is responsible for many of the most celebrated buildings in downtown Los Angeles. Figueroa at Wilshire punctuates a dynamic urban environment at the very heart of the central business district at the intersection of two of downtown’s busiest cross streets. The 53-story, one million square foot office building, is the ninth tallest in Los Angeles. Its design features a square pedestal at street level rising through several setbacks to a distinctive octagonal glass crown, giving it a powerful skyline presence. At ground level stands an expansive open-air public plaza.
The building makes effective use of color. The cladding consists of coral-colored granite, accented with bronze panels, and complemented by tinted windows that vary in color from green through gray depending upon sky conditions. The glass crown has the appearance of a faceted gem and is lit to spectacular effect at night. Uncommon features include two
Enclos provided complete design/build services for the enclosure systems. The custom unitized curtainwall system incorporates a diversity of materials including Brazilian Rose polished granite, tinted glass, brown granite, and bronze panels.
The building currently holds an Energy Star Certification issued by the US Department of Energy.