US Bank Tower (aka Library Tower)

The US Bank Tower, formerly called the Library Tower and First Interstate Bank Center resides at 633 West Fifth Avenue in Los Angeles, CA. The building measures 1,018 feet making it the tallest building in the state and the tenth tallest in the United States. It is currently the 43rd tallest building in the world. It is the tallest building in the world with a roof top helipad. It has a total of 75 floors which include 73 above ground and two parking garages underground. The building was designed by Henry Cobb with construction starting in 1987. US Bank Tower opened two years later in 1989. The estimated cost of construction was $350 million.

The tower is well known by citizens of Los Angeles and is referred to as the Library Tower. The name changed to US Bank Tower in 2003 when US Bancorp leased the building. One of the unique features of the building is the crown of lights at the top that are illuminated at night. During the Christmas season the lights are changed to red and green and when the Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA playoffs the colors are turned to purple and gold in support of the team.

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