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Nestled between the 110 Freeway and Figueroa at 5th Street, the Union Bank Plaza (as it was originally named) is a checkered white beacon of mid-1960s modern architecture. With 40 floors and 19 elevators, this commercial high-rise changed its name in the mid-90s when Union Bank merged with the Bank of California and became Union Bank of California. Because the bank is expanding operations into regions outside of California, a recent re-branding project has once again changed the building’s name back to Union Bank Plaza.

Union Bank Plaza has the distinct honor of being the very first skyscraper constructed as a result of the ongoing Bunker Hill Redevelopment Project.