Gas Company Tower (a.k.a. SoCal Gas Center).
Los Angeles' fifth highest, a 52-storey building (228m/749ft),
erected 1988 – 1991 at 555 W Fifth Street.
Continuing my walk around downtown Los Angeles – the area that facinated me the most – I looked up the Gas Tower, which stretched beautifully towards the blue sky. Irresistible!! The top of this skyscraper is shaped like a boat (what you see is the stern) looking up to the lighthouse at top of the neighboring Library Tower, which isn't as beautiful as the Gas Tower, but the highest building in Los Angeles. And the highest west of Chicago and east of Hongkong.
Image slightly cropped on both sides and bottom, to center the building; resized; sharpened; framed and Saved for Web.
I've done a workshop according to my conscience.
Go have a look!
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orme (7205) 2004-01-12 7:33
Perfect - the colours, the angle and the architecture. Well done.
scalerman (26884) 2004-01-12 13:37
this is a dizzying exercise in geometry.
Ebbe (9617) 2004-01-12 15:04
It is so perfectly centered and the, poof, the windows at the bottom stick out. I think the make the composition. Tjusigt Kaj!
wata4no (0) 2004-04-18 2:20
Nice view Kaj! I used to work in that building for a bank a few years back. Did you know that the triangle shape of the building at the very top (center piece), while viewing from above, looks sort of like a flame? Hollywood does alot of filming in this building...like movie 'Speed' with Keeanu Reeves had a few scenes here. And it used to be in an intro with a band on top for a short lived talk show hosted by Keenan Ivory Wayans! :) Just some silly Hollywood facts.
Anyway, great pic!
- Copyright: Kaj Nordstrom (kajenn) (2406)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-02
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-2000Z
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Southern California in Spring 2003
- Theme(s): Tallest Buildings in the World, Towers from below [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-11 19:40