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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traveling whenever i can. wherever i can. love big cities. the bigger the better. i don't like to write. i'm not good at it. but that doesn't keep me from having a blog. ha. i love to do lists. and spreadsheets. i love taking photos, but i don't like carrying an expensive and heavy camera with me. i don't have a drivers licence and i don't bike. i love to walk. the whole day long. till my feet hurt. and a bit longer. i consider myself a backpacker, but i don't have a backpack. i like beaches but love them if i can get there by subway. i'm twenty-something until i turn thirty-something. that's it. and i like to go on holidays. https://bigcitiesbrightlights.wordpress.com bigcitiesbrightlights@googlemail.com

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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