The US Bank Tower (map) is the tallest building in California and the tenth tallest in the United States. It is located at 633 West Fifth Street in Los Angeles. The skyscraper stands 1,018 ft (310.3 m) from the ground. It has 73 stories above ground and two levels of basement. The US Bank Tower is the tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi.
The US Bank Tower was built between 1987 and 1989. The designer was Henry N Cobb from the architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. The building cost $350 million to build.
The US Bank Tower is also known as the Library Tower and the First Interstate Bank World Center. The name Library Tower came about because it is within the redevelopment area of the Los Angeles Central Library. After two fires to the library, the City of Los Angeles sold the air rights to the developer of the building, to fund the reconstruction of the library. The Los Angeles Public Library is located across West Fifth Street from the building.
How to go to US Bank TowerTake the Los Angeles Metro Red Line and Purple Line tot he Pershing Square Metro Station, when walk northwest on West Fifth Street till you arrive at the US Bank Tower on your right.