Introduction to Maze Bank Tower in Grand Theft Auto

The Maze Bank Tower is a 72-story skyscraper in Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the tower is the tallest building in the game, and one of the most recognizable buildings in Los Santos.

An aerial view of the Maze Bank Tower
An aerial view of the Maze Bank Tower

Maze Bank Tower is located in Pillbox Hill in Downtown Los Santos, it occupies an entire block with its adjoining plaza and gardens, bounded by Vespucci Boulevard to the south, Alta Street to the west, San Andreas Avenue to the north and Power Street to the east.
Maze Bank Tower is based on the U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles in real life, which was the tallest building in Los Angeles until 2016, and is still the city's tallest building if buildings' heights are measured to roof, and it is the 100th tallest building in the world as of 2018.

US Bank Tower, the real-life counterpart of the Maze Bank Tower
US Bank Tower, the real-life counterpart of the Maze Bank Tower

According to the description of the event "Figure of Eight" in GTA Online, Maze Bank Tower stands 1,050 feet (320 meters) tall, this is actually 32 feet (10 meters) taller than its real-life counterpart, but the building has only 72 stories, which is one story less than the U.S. Bank Tower.

Maze Tower is the tallest building in the State of San Andreas among the completed buildings (A nearby unfinished building called Mile High Club would be much higher than it once completed), and the second tallest building in the entire GTA series, only after the Rotterdam Tower in Liberty City in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Skyline of Downtown Los Santos
Skyline of Downtown Los Santos, Maze Bank Tower appears as the tallest building, the unfinished building on the left will be taller once completed

The tower is also featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as an unnamed building in Los Santos, the appearance of the building is slightly different with the Maze Bank Tower in GTA V.

The 3D Universe counterpart of Maze Bank Tower
The tallest building in the picture is the 3D Universe counterpart of Maze Bank Tower

It can be speculated that the Maze Bank Tower was built prior to 1985, as the tower is featured in the 1985 film 18 Wheeler Deathrace in the game, however in real life, the U.S. Bank Tower was not completed until 1989.
Maze Bank Tower serves as the headquarters of Maze Bank, the company's logo is installed on the crown of the tower and can also be found at the building's base.

The logo of Maze Bank installed on the crown of the tower
The logo of Maze Bank installed on the crown of the tower
The logo of Maze Bank seen at the base of Maze Tower
The logo of Maze Bank seen at the base of Maze Tower

The building's base is surrounded by a plaza with fountains and gardens.

The plaza at the Maze Bank Tower's base
The plaza at the Maze Bank Tower's base

Like most other skyscrapers in the game, the interior of the tower is not accessible, though in GTA Online players can set up an organization office in the building, the office not actually belongs to Maze Tower, because offices are all in the same format for all the four buildings that can house organization office in GTA Online, and the office's rectangle shape do not match circular shape of the tower, the office just offer the views seen from the tower.

How to get to the top of Maze Tower

Main article: 4 ways to get to the top of Maze Tower

As the tallest building in the city of Los Santos, the rooftop of Maze Tower is a great place to see the panorama view of the city, and there's a side mission in the game require the player first access to the top of the building.

Since there's no elevators or staircases can be found at the base of the tower, typically the only way to reach the roof of the tower is flying a aircraft to the roof, the easiest option is via a helicopter, and the blimp or plane can also be used to reach there. See details at 4 Ways to Get to the Top of Maze Tower.

In the challenge Bank Bailout, a Skylift chopper will take the player to the roof after the player finds a parachute at the base of the tower, see details in the next section.

In Missions and Challenges

Bank Bailout:

In this challenge, the player first access a parachute at the base of the Maze Tower, it will trigger a Skylift to take the player to the top of the tower, leaving the player riding a motorcycle.

The Skylift hovers above the roof of the Maze Bank Tower
The Skylift hovers above the roof of the Maze Bank Tower after took the player to the roof

The player then rides the motorcycle off the tower, and jumps from it, then parachutes to a park in Burton.

Targeted Risk:

In this mission, Franklin need to get to the roof of the Maze Bank Tower to meet Dom Beasley, who loves thrill, he convinces Franklin to jump off the tower, the two then jump from the tower and parachute to a moving truck traveling on Power Street.

Franklin prepares to jump of the Maze Bank Tower
Franklin prepares to jump of the Maze Bank Tower

Sumo IV:

In missions of the Sumo Adversary Mode in GTA Online, players first choose cars and form two teams, each of which will try to use the cars to force the opposing team out of the designated area, in Sumo IV, the location of the designated area is at the helipad on top of Maze Bank Tower, the cars fall from the helipad will be knocked out.

Organization office

In GTA Online, Maze Bank Tower is one of the four buildings in the game that can houses office for Organizations, the office in Maze Bank Tower can be purchased on the Dynasty 8 Executive website for $4,000,000, after the office is purchased, players can upgrade the office with a variety of styles, which will cost an extra amount of in-game money.

With the Organization Office obtained, the helipad on the roof becomes usable, allowing the player to quickly select an aircraft to fly from it.

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