10 Universal City Plaza

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10 Universal City Plaza
Alternative names 10 UCP
Getty Oil Building
MCA-Getty Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Commercial offices
Location 10 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°08′17″N 118°21′42″W / 34.13802°N 118.3616°W / 34.13802; -118.3616Coordinates: 34°08′17″N 118°21′42″W / 34.13802°N 118.3616°W / 34.13802; -118.3616
Completed 1984
Owner Comcast
Management Comcast
Roof 154.23 m (506.0 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35[1]
Floor area 76,180 m2 (820,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Main contractor Hathaway Dinwiddie

10 Universal City Plaza (10 UCP) is a 35-story, 154.23 m (506.0 ft) rhombic skyscraper in the Universal City/Studio City and Burbank Media District submarket of Los Angeles, California.[1][6] The tower was completed in 1984 by Hathaway Dinwiddie, and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and contains 820,000 sq ft (76,000 m2) of office space. It is the tallest building in the San Fernando Valley.

French conglomerate Vivendi Universal sold the building to CarrAmerica Realty Corporation and Beacon Capital Partners in 2003, for $190 million. CarrAmerica have owned 80% of this building, while Vivendi and NBC Universal own the remainder. The building was sold to Broadway Partners in December 2006.[6] The firm lost control of the building in March 2008 in an auction to a partnership between Normandy Real Estate Partners and Five Mile Capital Partners for $306 million after Broadway failed to service its massive debt load.[7]

On October 3, 2013, it was reported that Comcast Corporation, owner of NBCUniversal, had purchased the building for about $420 million.[1]


The building was originally built to be the headquarters of Getty Oil. When Getty was acquired by Texaco in 1984/85, the building housed the West Coast offices of that company for several years. Today, the building houses NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment properties including USA Network, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Esquire Network, Bravo, Oxygen, Universal Cable Productions, and Wilshire Studios. Other NBCU businesses such as Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, HRConnection, and corporate functions are also housed here.

The property is home to The Terrace Studios at 10UCP, a broadcast facility housing two sound stages and their accompanying facilities. Entertainment news programs E! News, Access Hollywood and Access Hollywood LIVE began broadcasting from this facility in June 2015. The tower is home to the show's offices and newsroom facility.

See also


  1. ^ a b c Miller, Daniel (3 October 2013). "Comcast purchases Universal City tower for about $420 million". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 October 2013.
  2. ^ "10 Universal City Plaza". CTBUH Skyscraper Database.
  3. ^ 10 Universal City Plaza at Emporis
  4. ^ "10 Universal City Plaza". SkyscraperPage.
  5. ^ 10 Universal City Plaza at Structurae
  6. ^ a b "Broadway Partners Fund Manager, LLC". Archived from the original on 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  7. ^ Wei, Lingling (2009-04-01). "Half-Price Sale: Boston's Hancock Tower". The Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 2009-04-26. Retrieved 2009-03-31.

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