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Encyclopedia > Century City, Los Angeles, California
View of the Century City skyline from the Getty Center. Downtown Los Angeles (Bunker Hill district) can faintly be seen to the north-west of Century City. Taken December 22, 2004.
View of the Century City skyline from the Getty Center. Downtown Los Angeles (Bunker Hill district) can faintly be seen to the north-west of Century City. Taken December 22, 2004.
At the southern end of Century City, Fox Plaza towers over the nearby neighborhoods.
At the southern end of Century City, Fox Plaza towers over the nearby neighborhoods.
Fox Plaza up close.
Fox Plaza up close.
Skyline of Century City from a parking lot at USC.
Skyline of Century City from a parking lot at USC.

Century City is a 176 acre (712,000 m²) commercial and residential district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. It is bounded by Westwood on the west, Rancho Park on the southwest, Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood on the southeast, and the city of Beverly Hills on the northeast. Its major thoroughfares are Santa Monica, Olympic, and Pico Boulevards (its northern boundary, central artery, and southern boundary, respectively), as well as Avenue of the Stars and Century Park East and West. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 315 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 315 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Fox Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, California as viewed from the intersection of Olympic and Beverly Glen Blvds. ... Fox Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, California as viewed from the intersection of Olympic and Beverly Glen Blvds. ... Fox Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, California as photographed from Avenue of the Stars on March 20, 2005 by user Coolcaesar. ... Fox Plaza in Century City, Los Angeles, California as photographed from Avenue of the Stars on March 20, 2005 by user Coolcaesar. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 850 KB) Skyline of Century City in the haze as seen from the top story of a parking lot on the northeast edge of the University of Southern California. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 850 KB) Skyline of Century City in the haze as seen from the top story of a parking lot on the northeast edge of the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC and Southern California), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... West Los Angeles (West L.A. in the short form) or the Westside is generally considered to be the portion of Los Angeles, California and its suburbs that lies east of the Pacific Ocean, west of La Cienega Boulevard (or, occasionally, Fairfax or even La Brea Avenue), south of the... The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish; Los Ángeles, ) also known simply as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ... High-rise buildings line Wilshire Boulevard through the Westwood area Another view of the Westwood skyline Westwood is a district in western Los Angeles, California. ... Rancho Park is a small neighborhood in western Los Angeles, California. ... Cheviot Hills is a small residential district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. ... Beverlywood is a district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California. ... Beverly Hills, California Beverly Hills is a city located within the city of Los Angeles. ...


Century City is an important business center, and many law firms and executives--particularly those with ties to the film, television, and music industries--have offices there. Its Westfield-owned shopping mall is one of the major retail centers in Los Angeles. It is one of the original edge cities in the country, although it has always been a part of the city of Los Angeles. An entrance to a typical Westfield shopping centre Westfield in Chatswood, New South Wales Westfield, Miranda, Sydney Westfield, Belconnen, Australia The Westfield Group (ASX: WDC) is an Australian-owned company that owns shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. ... The Mall, an out-of-town shopping centre at Patchway, near Bristol, England. ... Edge city is an American term for a relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a residential suburb or semi-rural community. ...


Skyscrapers

The high-rise buildings along Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood appear to blend in with those of Century City when seen at a distance, although they are separated by over three-fourths of a mile (1.2 km).


Its gleaming high-rises stand in stark contrast to the small apartment buildings and single-family detached homes in the lower-density neighborhoods surrounding it, and were some of the first skyscrapers built in Los Angeles after the lifting of earthquake-related height restrictions in the early 1960s. Taipei 101, considered the worlds tallest skyscraper. ...


History

Once a backlot of 20th Century Fox, which still has its headquarters just to the south, the Fox studio commissioned a master-plan development from Welton Becket Associates, which was unveiled at a major press event on the 'western' backlot in 1957. In 1963 the first building, Century City Gateway West, was complete, followed the next year by Minoru Yamasaki's Century Plaza Hotel. A backlot is an area behind or adjoining a movie studio with permanent exterior sets for outdoor scenes in motion picture and/or television productions. ... Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... The 3,000-seat Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, opened in 1958. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Minoru Yamasaki (December 1, 1912 - February 6, 1986) was a Japanese American architect, born in Seattle, Washington, a second-generation Japanese-American. ...


It originally was planned to be served by the Beverly Hills Freeway and on a rapid transit corridor. However, neither of these transportation improvements came to pass, and so Century City is a source of traffic irritation for the residents of Cheviot Hills to the south, since there is no direct freeway access to the center. It is likely that any westward extension of the Los Angeles MTA's Metro Red Line subway will include a stop at Century City. The Beverly Hills Freeway was the name for a never-built freeway intended to link the Los Angeles districts of Westwood and Echo Park along the route of Santa Monica Boulevard. ... // The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (also known as Metro, MTA or LACMTA) is the regional transportation planning and public transportation operating agency for the county of Los Angeles. ... This article describes subways as mass transit lines. ...


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Century City, Los Angeles, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (841 words)
Century City is a 176 acre (712,000 m²) commercial and residential district on the West Side of Los Angeles, California.
It is bounded by Westwood on the west, Rancho Park on the southwest, Cheviot Hills and Beverlywood on the southeast, and the city of Beverly Hills on the northeast.
It is one of the original edge cities in the country, although it has always been a part of the city of Los Angeles.
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