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Chiat-Day Building

Chiat-Day Building found in Los Angeles, California's Venice neighborhood is a commercial office building. The building was built for the Chiat/Day advertising agency from 1985 to 1991 for the Corporate Headquarters on the West Coast. Frank Gehry designed the building that has three different styles for the front.

The pedestrian and car entrance is designed as a giant pair of binoculars that Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg designed. The parking garage entrance is between the binocular lenses. The building which is seventy-five thousand square feet was delayed a number of years when there were hazardous materials discovered on the site.

There are three levels of parking below ground that provide enough space to hold three hundred cars. The building sits directly on the property line on all size to do the restrictions the area place on construction. There is a curved screen on one side of the binocular structure designed to give shade and relate to marine imagery. The columns on the binoculars other side create a density that is nearly forest like. The ceilings in the building are all at ten feet due to the restriction of a thirty foot height placed on structures. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Chiat-Day Building directly.

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