The Superior Oil Company Building, also known as the Bank of California Building and the Downtown Standard Hotel, is a highrise building in Downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1955, the Modern architecture structure was designed by Claud Beelman and William Simpson, as an office building and headquarters for Superior Oil Company. In 2002 it was sold and converted by Koning Eizenberg Architecture into a Standard Hotel. In 2003, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places based on its architecture.

In popular culture

Due to its distinctive décor and highly recognizable roof-top pool the Standard Hotel has provided the backdrop for many films and TV shows, among them the 2005 black comedy Kiss Kiss Bang Bang starring Robert Downey, Jr. as well as several episodes of Entourage.

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