los angeles. venice. binoculars building.

the binoculars building on 340 main street in venice beach.

it was built between 1985-91 by los angeles star architect frank gehry for the advertising company chiat/day.

the giant binoculars were designed by swedish artist claes oldenburg and his dutch wife coosje van bruggen, who are well-know for their huge sculptures of everyday things.

the binocluars function as an entrace to the 3-level underground car park. inside of them are conference rooms.

the view while standing underneath the binoculars.

in 2011 it was announced that google will be leasing about 100.000 square feet of office space in the building. the original tenets chiat/day previously moved out of the building to mar vista.

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6 thoughts on “los angeles. venice. binoculars building.

  1. Hi,
    I just blogged about Claes, as I guess you know, since you “liked” my time for tools post. So I came here to visit, and was happy to find this page! Venice Beach is one of my favorite places to visit. You have a great blog!

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