777 Tower (Peli Building)

777 South Figueroa

This 250 million dollar building, designed by world-famous architect Cesar Pelli, reaches 53 stories, with over 1 million square feet of available office space. But why did they stop at 725 feet when they could have made it 777 feet tall?

PHOTO: G. DeVerteuil

7th St. Marketplace

725 S. Figueroa

Completed in 1986, this is a "suburban" shopping center arranged around a sunken court. It is one of several such shopping centers in downtown Los Angeles, as retailing has gone full circle: from big department stores and specialty stores on downtown streets, to suburban enclosed malls, and finally back to downtown in the form of enclosed malls.

PHOTO: G. DeVerteuil

Citicorp Plaza

725 South Figueora

One of these men is attached to the Citicorp Plaza Building, one is not.

PHOTO: C. Roseman.