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Century City

Santa Monica Blvd to Pico

Along the Avenue of the Stars.

Century City, CA 90067

 

In 1957, 20th Century Fox President Spyros Skouras announced plans to sell "backlots". Commissioned by the director of property development for Fox, Welton Becket Associates developed the master plan for Century City, which was unveiled at a major press event on the Western set of the backlots. By 1963, the  first Century City building, Century City Gateway West, was completed.A year later, world-renowned architect of the World Trade Center Minoru Yamasaki designed the Century Plaza Hotel. Construction of office towers set the area as a professional business center attracting executives, brokers, accountants, and attorneys. Today, it is home to 2,500 businesses (and 40,000 employees) including bankers, CPAs, lawyers, real estate firms, doctors, communication and entertainment concerns, association headquarters, and more.  The 176-acre community has ten million square feet of office space, but more than 60% of Century City remains open, enhanced by the landscaped Plaza Towers and traffic median. Popular attractions include the ABC Entertainment Center with the Shubert Theatre that presents hit Broadway shows  and the Cineplex Odeon Theaters which show first-run movies.  The Century City Shopping Center and Marketplace features 150  stores in an outdoor promenade and the ACM Century 14 Movie Theaters. A convenient pedestrian bridge rising above Avenue of the Stars connects the shopping center with office towers.  The Century Plaza Hotel Tower, a familiar Los Angeles landmark and host to presidents and kings, the elegant JW Marriott Hotel, the Beverly Prescott Hotel, and the Century City Inn combine to provide over 1600 rooms for guests visiting Century City. The Century Plaza Hotel is a center for political events in the Los Angeles area. Over the years it has hosted such events as the Century Ball attended by Governor and Mrs.Ronald Reagan featuring Irene Dunne as honorary chairperson and Master of Ceremonies Bob Hope, President Nixon hosted the "Dinner of the Century" honoring the Apollo 11 astronauts' return from the moon, President Ford entertains Cary Grant in his suite while attending the Presidential Dinner given by the President Ford Campaign Committee, the 1980 victory party in honor of newly elected President Reagan, President Clinton delivered keynote address to the National Education Association, and President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin stayed in the Plaza Suite. Century City's residential community live in condominiums, townhomes and high-rises and currently number approximately 4,000. 1999 Avenue of the Stars is the newest high-rise building built in Century City which began construction in the fall of 1988.  The 39-story granite and glass tower with its dramatic curve and highly articulate facade was designed by Johnson, Faine, and Periera Associates and  JMB/Urban Development Company.

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