Location: El Segundo, California
Client: JMB Realty Corporation
This significant high-rise tower is located at the geographic center of Century City at the intersection of Constellation Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars. The 38-story, 825,200 square foot tower makes a strong urbanistic statement to focus the variety of shapes and finishes that make up Century City and reinforce the identity of the central intersection. Rather than creating a static building mass, each side varies in silhouette and transparency. From the outskirts of Century City, each directional view presents a different and dynamic composition. The building’s exterior skin is composed of various layers of green and golden granites, custom aluminum window frames, and variously tinted solar glass.
Glass areas are delineated in both flat and broadly curved walls to increase the view potential and range of perimeter offices in the tower. At the ground plane, the major pedestrian entrance is located at the primary intersection. To the north is a generous motor court paved in granites and landscaped with a grove of pollarded sycamore trees.
A three-story arcade surrounds all sides of the main lobby, providing easy visibility into the building. Rear entry from the parking garage accommodating1,400 cars is fully weather-protected with its own elevator core and convenience retail support.
Finishes in the public interior space are monumental and classic: sanded limestone walls, green pin-striped granite paving and black French marble for accents and door transoms. Special details are executed in brushed stainless steel and bronze.