The Wells Fargo Center Los Angeles

Wells Fargo Tower


The Wells Fargo Tower in downtown Los Angeles is one of the most prominent landmarks in the city’s towering skyline. At 720 ft or 54 floors tall, it is the tallest building within the Wells Fargo Center, which is comprised of two skyscrapers that are joined by a three-story glass atrium.

Wells Fargo TowerThe Wells Fargo Tower is also LA’s tallest building and the 92nd ranked in the U.S. Originally called the Crocker Tower when it first opened in 1983, the building inherited its current title in 1986, when Wells Fargo merged with the San Francisco-based Crocker National Bank.

Essential Information

  • The owners are Brookfield Office Properties Inc.
  • The project architect is Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
  • The developers were Maguire Properties and Thomas Properties Group.
  • The Wells Fargo Center is also known as the Crocker Center, the IBM Tower and Wells Fargo Center I & II.

The Wells Fargo Center has received numerous awards for its design and construction. In 1986-87 and again in 2003-04, the center won the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) ‘Office Building of the Year’ Award.

Interesting Facts

  • Hollywood movie Blue Thunder was shot using the Wells Fargo Tower (then Crocker Tower) in 1983. The building was still under construction, which created an ideal setting for Blue Thunder’s directors to shoot their star, Roy Schneider, in a helicopter chase scene from the unfinished top floor.
  • The Wells Fargo Center has a museum dedicated to the history of Wells Fargo in Southern California. Some of the highlights of this exhibition space include historic maps from the region, replica offices and coaches, and period equipment including an original stagecoach and a working telegraph.
Wells Fargo Tower