Fox Plaza (Los Angeles)

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Fox Plaza
Foxplaza la.jpg
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
Height
Roof 150 m (490 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
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
References
[1][2][3][4]

Fox Plaza is a 34-story, 493-foot (150 m) skyscraper in Century City, Los Angeles, California.[5] It is owned by the Orange County-based Irvine Company.[6]

History

Completed in 1987, the building's architects were Scott Johnson, Bill Fain, and William L. Pereira.[7] 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.[citation needed]

Former US President Ronald Reagan had his offices on the 34th floor of the building for several years after leaving public office.[8] The 34th floor is now occupied by Fox.[citation needed]

Filming location

In a 2018 tour for Variety, the chief engineer of the building noted how the Fox Plaza has a large number of redundancies in its design, and he speculates that's because it was intended as a filming location.[9]

The building has been featured in at least four major motion pictures released by Fox. In the 1988 action film Die Hard it was portrayed as the fictional Nakatomi Plaza.[9] Almost the entire film was shot in the plaza, aside from a few scenes showing a Christmas party.[9] The damaged version of the tower was made via a scale model special effect.[citation needed]

The plaza and a neighboring building are the main setting for the rock & roll comedy Airheads.[citation needed] Fox Plaza was also one of the buildings brought down at the end of Fight Club.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] It was also featured in the Fox comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 5 episode 9.[citation needed]

The exterior of the building was used 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.[citation needed]

See also

References

  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. ^ "Fox Plaza - Office Building for Rent - Los Angeles, CA". www.irvinecompanyoffice.com. Archived from the original on 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  6. ^ Company, Irvine. "Irvine Company's Fox Plaza Captures Prestigious Regional Industry Award, Irvine Company". Irvine Company. Archived from the original on 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  7. ^ "Fox Plaza: Nice Style, Poor Design". Los Angeles Times. 1987-09-20. ISSN 0458-3035. Archived from the original on 2015-10-17. Retrieved 2018-07-30.
  8. ^ Andy Lewis (26 September 2013). "Inside Ronald Reagan's 'Die Hard' Office in Century City". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  9. ^ a b c Tapley, Kristopher (2018-07-29). "'Die Hard' Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Outdoor 'Nakatomi Tower' Screening". Variety. Archived from the original on 2018-07-29. Retrieved 2018-07-30.

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