Fox Plaza (Los Angeles)

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Fox Plaza
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Alternative names 20th Century Fox Plaza
General information
Type Commercial offices
Architectural style Postmodern
Location 2121 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°03′19″N 118°24′46″W / 34.055282°N 118.412804°W / 34.055282; -118.412804Coordinates: 34°03′19″N 118°24′46″W / 34.055282°N 118.412804°W / 34.055282; -118.412804
Construction started 1985 (1985)
Completed 1987
Owner Irvine Company LLC
Roof 150 m (490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Floor area 90,115 m2 (969,990 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Johnson, Fain and Pereira Associates
Structural engineer John A. Martin & Associates
Main contractor Al Cohen Construction

Fox Plaza is a 35-story, 493-foot (150 m) skyscraper in Century City, Los Angeles, California. Completed in 1987, the building's architects were Scott Johnson, Bill Fain, and William L. Pereira. It is owned by the Orange County-based Irvine Company.

Former US President Ronald Reagan had his offices on the 34th floor of the building for several years after leaving public office.[5] The 34th floor is now occupied by Fox.

Fox Plaza is the last building that William Pereira worked on before his death in 1985 and he did not live long enough to see it open.

In popular culture

The building has been featured in at least four major motion pictures released by Fox. Its most famous appearance was in the 1988 action film Die Hard as the fictional Nakatomi Plaza in which its damage was accomplished using a scale model. The plaza and a neighboring building are the main setting for the rock & roll comedy Airheads. Fox Plaza was also one of the buildings brought down at the end of Fight Club. The building is also used for the corporate offices of Chimera Gas in the surrealistic road movie Motorama and is also portrayed as the headquarters for Spencer Publications on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. It was also featured in the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5 episode 9.

The exterior of the building can also be seen in the 1987 Charlie Sheen film No Man's Land, in the 2001 episode of The X-Files, "Essence", and in the 1989 film Lethal Weapon 2.

Fox Plaza is featured in the video game Midnight Club: Los Angeles, as well as Die Hard: Vendetta for the Nintendo GameCube. The building is featured in Grand Theft Auto V as Weazel Plaza, continuing the series' parody of Fox News.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "Fox Plaza". CTBUH Skyscraper Database. 
  2. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at Emporis
  3. ^ "Fox Plaza". SkyscraperPage. 
  4. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at Structurae
  5. ^ Andy Lewis (26 September 2013). "Inside Ronald Reagan's 'Die Hard' Office in Century City". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "GTA 5 Landmarks and Other Buildings". Retrieved 15 December 2015. 

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