Passenger Elevators (1875 & 1925 Century Park East)

Ten passenger elevators service each building at Watt Plaza. Six (6) passenger elevators service floors 12 through 23 (hi-rise floors) and four (4) passenger elevators service the Lobby through 11 (low-rise floors). All passenger elevators access the VIP Motor Court parking area below the buildings.

Maximum Weight Capacity for the Low-Rise Elevators is 3,000 lbs. with a platform size of 5’ x 6’8”.
Maximum Weight Capacity for the Hi-Rise Elevators is 3,500 lbs. with a platform size of 5’8” x 6’8”.

Freight Elevator Usage

The interior dimensions of each freight elevator cab are: 5’ 3” wide x 9’ deep. The rear half of the ceiling area is raised to a height of 10’. The doorway to the freight elevator is 4’ 6” wide by 8’ high.

Use of the freight elevator after-hours, weekends, or holidays must be approved in advance by Building Management. Operation of the freight elevator after-hours, weekends, or holidays requires the presence of a Building Security Officer; there is a 4 (four) hour minimum charge ($40.00 per hour) for the Security Officer and payment for such is the responsibility of the tenant.

During regular building hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.), Monday through Friday, the freight elevator is available on a first-come, first-served basis; Security will issue an access card upon receipt of a current California Drivers’ License, valid photo I.D., or equivalent from the delivery person. The access card will operate the freight elevator to the approved floors only. A non-refundable fee of $25.00 is required for lost cards.

The maximum weight capacity of each freight elevator cab is 4,500 lbs. An overloaded cab will result in damage to the equipment; cab finishes and renders the elevator inoperable; any associated repair costs therein will be the responsibility of the tenant. Consequently, the tenant must ensure that all employees and vendors providing service at Watt Plaza are aware of the weight guidelines and appropriate freight elevator procedures. Please take into consideration that a power jack and a pallet can add up to 1,000 lbs. to the load and that improperly balanced loads may cause damage to the elevator rails and related equipment. Tenant is responsible for all damage caused by Tenant’s, and/or Tenant’s employees’, guests’ and vendors’ use of the elevators.

Parking Garage Elevators

Three passenger elevators service the parking structure levels 1 through 6, the roof and B-1 through B-3.

Emergency Procedures (Elevator Malfunction)

All elevators are equipped with a telephone system that is connected directly to the Building Security Desk. Passengers riding in an elevator that comes to a brief halt for no apparent reason, should most importantly, remain calm. The first step is to press the “door open” button; if the doors do not open, pressing the designated button with the “phone” symbol (located on the car operating panel) will alert Building Security that the elevator is malfunctioning. Building Security will establish a two-way communication with the elevator passengers until assistance has arrived. Building Management, Building Security and experienced Otis Elevator Technicians will respond to ensure an expeditious and safe resolution. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD PASSENGERS ATTEMPT TO OPEN THE DOORS AND EXIT THE CAB, especially when the cab is not level with the floor. Watt Plaza has an elevator technician on site 32 hours per week (33% more time than most buildings). Should a problem arise after hours, an on-call Otis Elevator Technician is available in accordance with the industry-standard response time. Please ensure that all employees, visitors and vendors are aware of the proper elevator procedures.

All building passenger elevators are equipped with video surveillance 24 hours per day, 7 days per week* and a Captivate information screen which provides occupants with information regarding stocks, traffic, news, building events and more.

What happens if I drop my key or other valuables when entering/exiting the elevator cabs and the keys or other valuables fall into the elevator shaft?

  • Contact the Building Management Office at 310-789-2179.
  • There is no charge if the issue is reported during the following time period when the Otis elevator technician is on-site:
    • Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    • Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • The following charges apply if the item must be retrieved after hours:
    • Monday through Thursday, 1:31 p.m. to 6:59 a.m., $210.00 per hour (3 hour minimum)
    • Friday, 1:01 p.m. through 12:00 midnight, $210.00 per hour (3 hour minimum)
    • Weekends and Holidays, $340.00 per hour (3 hour minimum)
  • For retrieval of an item after hours, please complete the “After Hours Item Retrieval Form."
  • Please note that there is no guarantee that the card will be found.

*Although video surveillance footage is monitored by security personnel (as well as recorded), such live monitoring is performed on a rotational basis and not all cameras are being viewed at all times. Moreover, the function of Watt Plaza security guards is to observe and report any suspect activity to the appropriate authorities, so there may be a delay from the time when the suspect activity is observed to the time when the authorities arrive or respond.