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Universal Plaza, Los Angeles

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10 Universal City Plaza is a 35-story, 154.23m rhombic skyscraper in the Universal City/Studio City and Burbank Media District submarket of Los Angeles, California. The tower was completed in 1984 by Hathaway Dinwiddie, and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and contains 820000sqft of office space. It is the tallest building in the San Fernando Valley.
French conglomerate Vivendi Universal sold the building to CarrAmerica Realty Corporation and Beacon Capital Partners in 2003, for $190 million. CarrAmerica have owned 80% of this building, while Vivendi and NBC Universal own the remainder. The building was sold to Broadway Partners in December 2006. The firm lost control of the building in March 2008 in an auction to a partnership between Normandy Real Estate Partners and Five Mile Capital Partners for $306 million after Broadway failed to service its massive debt load.
On October 3, 2013, it was reported that Comcast Corporation, owner of NBCUniversal, had purchased the building for about $420 million.
The building was originally built to be the headquarters of Getty Oil. When Getty was acquired by Texaco in 1984/85, the building housed the West Coast offices of that company for several years. Today, the building houses NBCUniversal's Cable Entertainment properties including USA Network, Syfy, E! Entertainment, Esquire Network, Bravo, Oxygen, Universal Cable Productions, and Wilshire Studios. Other NBCU businesses such as Universal Filmed Home Entertainment, HRConnection, and corporate functions are also housed here.
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  • Enjoyed seeing this as a reminder of the day when Hollywood made great movies that influenced a generation.  more »
  • A central spot among the different attractions, restaurants, and shops. Various actors in costumes come through highlighting different iconic Universal movies over the years.  more »

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