Gateway West Building was a skyscraper in Century City, Los Angeles, California.

Gateway West Building
Gateway West (with Century City neon sign) as viewed from Santa Monica Boulevard in 1978
General information
Architectural styleInternational Style
Location1801 Avenue of the Stars, Century City, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°03′37″N 118°25′06″W / 34.06027°N 118.41842°W / 34.06027; -118.41842
Construction startedDecember 1961
Technical details
Floor count13
Floor area250,000 sq ft (23,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architect(s)Welton Becket

Location Edit

The Gateway West Building is located on the southwest corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and the Avenue of the Stars in Century City, a district in the city of Los Angeles.[1]

History Edit

Completed in 1963, Gateway West was the first building erected in Century City—an architectural plan that converted the back lot of 20th Century Fox into a modern neighbourhood with skyscrapers.[2] Designed in the International Style by renowned architect Welton Becket (1902–1969), it was 13 stories tall and 173.56 feet (52.90 m) high and had a façade made of aluminum.[1]

Gateway West's twin-sister building, Gateway East, was located directly across from it on Avenue of the Stars. Gateway East, was the second high-rise building completed in the new redevelopment. Gateway West was demolished in 2015 to make way for an expansion of Westfield Century City.[3]

Heritage significance Edit

As the first high-rise building erected in Century City, this building represented the new style of the neighbourhood.

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "Gateway West Building". Emporis. Archived from the original on March 23, 2012. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  2. ^ Wanamaker, Mark (2010). Westwood (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing. p. 34. ISBN 978-0738569109.
  3. ^ Vincent, Roger (21 August 2015). "Nordstrom and Eataly are Helping Century City's Mall Go Glam". Los Angeles Times.