865 South Figueroa Tower

TCW Building (Formerly Manulife Tower)

Los Angeles, California

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This 35-story development is Manufacturers Life (Manulife) Insurance Company's second major office project in the financial core of the downtown area. The building contains approximately 852,000 SF of office space serviced by a seven-level parking structure. AC Martin provided full architectural and engineering services for the building, which is clad in polished red granite with reflective bronze glazing.

The street-level area, paved in a rough, flamed-finished granite, is accented with landscaping and major sculptural water elements. This area encompasses the retail and restaurant area and surrounds a sunlit main lobby featuring 27-foot high ceilings and glassed-in areas. Anchoring the project is a 25,000 SF plaza bordering its northwest corner. Parking for the project is provided in a seven-level parking structure for 850 cars. The poured-in-place concrete structure incorporates granite panels pinned to the exterior to complement the tower. Landscape is carefully developed at the public edges to provide pedestrian amenities.