Gas Company Tower

This fifty story behemoth is the fifth tallest building in Los Angeles at 733 feet, just (blush) two feet shorter than two nearby buildings that are tied for third and fourth tallest. Launched in 1990, its top is shaped like a ship that looks up to the lighthouse at the top of the neighboring Library Tower. The photo is facing north, with the Biltmore Hotel in the foreground.

PHOTO: C. Roseman.