Los Angeles Center Sutdios

Beaudry and Sixth

After the oil company, Unocal, moved its headquarters to suburban El Segundo in 1996, its downtown building, just west of the Harbour Freeway, stood empty. Now a new development is incorporating that building and some new ones into a major Hollywood film facility in Downtown Los Angeles. The development includes six large stages, a theatre, and ancillary facilities. The fact the several downtown locations, both indoor and out, are frequently used as settings for films was one of the reasons for this Hollywood incursion into the CBD.

PHOTO: G. DeVerteuil