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Fox Plaza (Los Angeles)

Fox Plaza
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
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, 492-foot (150 m) skyscraper in Century City, Los Angeles, California. Completed in 1987, the architects behind the design of the local landmark were Scott Johnson, Bill Fain, and William L. Pereira. Owned by Orange County-based The Irvine Company, Fox Plaza is Twentieth Century Fox's official headquarters.

Former President of the United States Ronald Reagan had his offices on the 34th floor for several years after leaving public office. [6] The 34th floor is now occupied by global private equity firm Regent Equity Partners.

Fox Plaza is the last building that Pereira worked on before his death in 1985.


  • In popular culture 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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, and the lobby is featured in the opening scene of Speed. Fox Plaza was also used as one of the buildings brought down at the end of Fight Club.

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 Mel Gibson 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 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. The building is featured in Grand Theft Auto V as Weazel Plaza, continuing the series' parody of Fox News.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at CTBUH Skyscraper Database
  2. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at Emporis
  3. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at Glass Steel and Stone
  4. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ Fox Plaza (Los Angeles) at Structurae
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ GTA 5 Landmarks and Other Buildings

External links

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