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Dan O.
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On Wilshire

Postby Dan O. » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:16 pm

Does anybody know the story with this building or its original purpose?

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http://maps.google.com/maps?rlz=1C1GGGE ... CCEQ8gEwAA

It's on Wilshire at the end of Crenshaw, it's quite impressive when you're not expecting it.

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Postby egads » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:06 pm

Google map links never seem to work. Do you have an address?

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Postby Dan O. » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:02 pm

Sorry, just checked back, here's a link that should work:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/e ... lshire.jpg

4201 Wilshire. You may find yourself driving up Crenshaw, distracted by traffic and a lot of pretty ordinary architecture then...BAM..this building is suddenly there like an ocean liner in the middle of the street.

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Postby scowsa » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:53 pm

Harbor Building at Crenshaw

Getty-Tidewater Oil 1956 by architect Claud Beelman

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claud_Beelman

"It is the zig-zag moderne Eastern Columbia Building, however, with its facade of turquoise green terra cotta tile, ornate clock tower, art deco lighting, fixtures, signage and architectural detail that is Beelman's most recognizable work. In 2006, the Eastern Columbia has been converted from office space to loft live/work spaces by the Kor Group and is now one of the most desirable loft buildings in Downtown Los Angeles."


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Postby Dan O. » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:50 am

Just found out it was built on the site formerly occupied by the "Norma Desmond" house.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/vokoban/3886218572/

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Re: On Wilshire

Postby MaryWhite2020 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:06 pm

Yeah, the Harbor Building was built in 1958 for J. Paul Getty’s Tidewater Oil Company. Been inside a time or two. It's very cool!
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Re: On Wilshire

Postby TomPetty1972 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:12 am

From TheRealDeal:

"Advertising agency Concept Arts, which created campaigns for “La La Land”, signed a long-term lease for approximately 31,500 square feet of space at Jamison’s Harbor Building at 4201 Wilshire Boulevard in Park Mile, the landlord announced on Thursday.

The agency — which creates print, A/V, digital and social campaigns for films that have included “Straight Outta Compton” and “Wonder Woman” — will relocate its headquarters from the Hollywood building at 6422 Selma Avenue, which it has owned and occupied since 1989. It will move in the first quarter of 2018."


Looks like they'll be doing some home maintenance and then reopening.
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