Binoculars Building

The Binoculars Building, originally the Chiat/Day Building, is a commercial building located in Venice, Los Angeles, California, which incorporates the public artwork Giant Binoculars by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen on its street-facing facade. Built between 1991 and 2001 for advertising agency Chiat/Day (now TBWA\Chiat\Day) as its West Coast corporate headquarters, it was designed by Los Angeles architect Frank Gehry, and was his last project in Los Angeles until the Walt Disney Concert Hall began construction in 1999.

Binoculars Building,最初是Chiat / Day Building,是一座位於加利福尼亞州洛杉磯威尼斯的商業建築,其中包括Claes Oldenburg和Coosje van Bruggen的公共藝術品巨型雙筒望遠鏡,面向街道。 1991年至2001年間,廣告公司Chiat / Day(現為TBWA \ Chiat \ Day)作為其西海岸公司總部,由洛杉磯建築師Frank Gehry設計,是他在洛杉磯的最後一個項目,直到華特迪士尼音樂廳1999年開始建設。

General information
Type:Commercial office
Architectural style:Postmodern
Address:340 Main Street
Town or city:Venice, Los Angeles, California
Country:United States
Coordinates:33.99525°N 118.477083°WCoordinates: 33.99525°N 118.477083°W
Current tenants:Google
Owner:W. P. Carey & Co.
Design and construction
Architect:Frank Gehry

地址:340 Main Street
坐標:33.99525°N 118.477083°W坐標:33.99525°N 118.477083°W
業主:W。 P. Carey&Co。
建築師:Frank Gehry

The building is notable for the three different styles used in the main facade on Main Street, particularly the massive Giant Binoculars sculpture covering both a car and pedestrian entrance. The entrance to the parking garage is between the lenses of the binoculars. The 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) building was delayed for a few years after hazardous materials were found on the building site, requiring removal. TBWA\Chiat\Day is no longer a tenant in the building, having moved to another area of Los Angeles known as Mar Vista. Razorfish once had offices there. The last tenant of this building was Ketchum Inc., a public relations group.

該建築以主街主立面使用的三種不同風格而著稱,特別是巨大的雙筒望遠鏡雕塑,涵蓋汽車和行人入口。停車庫的入口位於雙筒望遠鏡的鏡頭之間。在建築工地發現有害物質後,這座75,000平方英尺(7,000平方米)的建築物被推遲了幾年,需要拆除。 TBWA \ Chiat \ Day不再是該建築的租戶,搬到了另一個名為Mar Vista的洛杉磯地區。 Razorfish曾在那裡設有辦事處。這座建築的最後一個租戶是Ketchum Inc.,一個公關集團。

In January 2011, W. P. Carey & Co. announced Google was leasing 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of space in the building and two neighboring buildings, part of a major expansion to establish a larger employment presence in Los Angeles.

2011年1月,W。P. Carey&Co。宣布穀歌租用了10萬平方英尺(9,300平方米)的建築空間和兩座相鄰的建築物,這是在洛杉磯建立更大的就業機會的重大擴張的一部分。


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