Pasadena is sometimes called The Crown of The Valley – San Gabriel Valley. I think downtown Los Angeles has its own crown:
The US Bank Tower Skyscraper
633 West 5th Street
I found myself on a Sunday stoll one weekday evening and picked up a few pics and facts:
Formerly known as the Library Tower, and the First Interstate World Center.
73 Floors. The tallest building in the USA west of the flooded Mississippi River. Architectural firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. It took 2 years to complete, finishing in 1989.
A large crown of glass tops off this tower & can be illuminated at night, such as green/red for Christmas and purple/gold for the Lakers. For this 4th of July weekend the theme colors are red white & blue, so don’t be surprised if one evening you see it topped off in those colors.
Has had a history of harassment by building security towards those taking photographs of the building.
Designed to withstand an earthquake of 8.3 Richter. In the 1996 movie "Independence Day", this was the 1st building to be destroyed by the aliens. The tower is an actor commonly seen in films.
Anybody know some other interesting facts of The US Bank Tower??
Gotta Get Going. Stay Thirsty My Friends