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Chiat/Day Building, facing Main Street.
Wider view showing proportion (assembled from two photos)

The Chiat/Day Building is a commercial office building located in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Built between 1985-1991 for advertising agency Chiat/Day (now TBWA\Chiat\Day) as its West Coast Corporate Headquarters, it was designed by architect Frank Gehry. The building is notable for the three different styles used in the main facade on Main Street, particularly the massive sculpture of binoculars that function as both a car and pedestrian entrance. The binoculars were designed by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen[1]. The entrance to the parking garage is between the lenses of the binoculars. The 75,000-square-foot (7,000 m2) building was delayed for a few years after hazardous materials were found on the building site, requiring removal. TBWA\Chiat\Day is no longer a tenant in the building, having moved to another area of Los Angeles known as Mar Vista, the current occupants are DDB Worldwide, another advertising agency, and Ketchum, a public relations agency.

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  1. ^ "Claes Oldenburg" guggenheim.org, retrieved Dec 25, 2009

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