1100 Wilshire | Los Angeles Conservancy
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1100 Wilshire

Designed by the renowned firm of A. C. Martin Partners, this building on the western edge of downtown Los Angeles never truly served its intended use as office space.

Its unusual design featured a twenty-one-story triangular tower perched atop a sixteen-story parking structure. It sat mostly vacant for years.

Though the building didn’t attract office tenants, its stellar views of the L.A. basin and Pacific Ocean made it a great fit for residential conversion. It reopened in 2007 as 228 luxury condominiums with retail and commercial space on the lower floors.

HSBC Tower
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Figueroa Tower

At the corner of West Seventh and South Figueroa Streets is a curious sight, combining the characteristics of the historic French Chateauesque style with the sleek verticality of a modern high-rise office building.
Midtown School
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Midtown School

Just over the southern edge of Los Feliz's historic Shakespeare Bridge is an unusual group of tent-like buildings on a small private school campus, the Midtown School.