Film Tourism: Nakatomi Plaza

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The Nakatomi Plaza is a high-rise office building in Century City, Los Angeles, California. It houses the US branch headquarters of the Nakatomi Corporation, Japanese company. The building itself is called the Nakatomi Tower.

This describes the setting of arguable one of the best Christmas Movies of all time – Die Hard. The movie launched Bruce Willis into an action movie superstar.

In reality, the Nakatomie Plaza is called Fox Plaza and it is actually really located in Century City, Los Angeles, California. With it’s 34 floors and a height of 493-foot (150 m) this skyscraper is one of the tallest in Century City. The building was completed in February of 1987 and now houses the headquarters of 20th Century Fox. Their studios are right next door. Unfortunately, the building is not open to the public and no public tours are available.

Other apperances

Die Hard made the building famous but it also showed up in other movies and TV shows: Die Hard (1988), Airheads (1994), Speed (1994).

It also made an appearance in the TV Show Brooklyn 99.

But that’s not all. You can find the building also in the game Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online where it is called “Weazel Plaza”

Getting there

The address of Fox Plaza is 2121 Avenue Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90067. The onsite parking garage is gated and only for guest of the building.

If you want to visit, your best parking location is free street parking on Lauriston Ave, south-west of Fox Plaza. Only on-site of the street allows street parking, please obey posted signs. The street is located next to Ralphs. Please don’t park in the Ralphs parking lot as it is for customers only. From there walk on Olympic Blvd towards the towers and take the first light to cross the street to get on the other side of Olympic Blvd. You want to be on the right side walkint towards the building as from here you can stay on the sidewalk of the off-ramp to get to the building itself.

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