Hacking the Highrise

Reimagining Office Towers for a New Era

Hacking the Highrise focuses on Downtown LA’s most well-known office towers and does a deep dive by property on how they are changing to meet the demands of tomorrow’s workforce and what that means for their tenants, surrounding neighborhoods, and the future of DTLA.

Celebrating a new perspective on traditional highrises, we are examining the evolution of these massive structures into cutting-edge office experiences designed for new modes of work and changing attitudes about employment.  We are looking at every aspect of these iconic towers and considering the technology, amenities, social activities, and cultural programming that connect people and companies within their buildings and to the surrounding neighborhoods.

Read more about how Hacking the Highrise is changing the character of Downtown LA office space: downtownla.com/urbanize.com


Wells Fargo Center

Inside, Outside and All Around

As part of the portfolio of Brookfield Properties, the largest property owner in Downtown LA, Wells Fargo Center is a perfect example of what we mean when we talk about reimagining office towers “inside, outside, and all around.”

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City National Plaza

Start of a Movement

City National Plaza was the original inspiration for Hacking the Highrise and reflected the radical plans of leading architecture firm, Gensler, to convert an old corporate bank office into a state-of-the-art creative workplace.

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US Bank Tower

Reaching Great Heights

Arguably the most iconic building in Downtown LA, the US Bank Tower was once the tallest building in the western United States and is still a prominent feature of the skyline. When Singapore-based OUE purchased the property in 2013, they immediately set to work on major capital improvements to reimagine the building from top-to-bottom.

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FourFortyFour South Flower

A Modern Highrise for a Connected Workforce

FourFortyFour South Flower epitomizes the innovation and creativity of DTLA’s dynamic work cultuRead more 

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