Project Completion: November 2007
2000 Avenue of the Stars is a 790,000-square-foot, $450 million trophy office project comprising of two twin premiere interconnecting office towers, a 4-acre centerpiece park, destination dining, 30,000-square-foot Promenade of Cafes and the 10,000-square-foot Cultural Arts Pavilion.
The design of the building is accentuated by a 100x100-foot aperture effectively dividing the structure into two separate-but-connected towers. The envelope of the building consists of unique sun-storm coated aluminum and Low-E blue-tinted glass and an independent Central Plant, with a unique economizer mode, allowing for maximized use of ambient outside air temperature. Avenue of the Stars holds a LEED-EB Silver certification. Water saving features include water efficient automatic faucets, saving 20 percent in annual water consumption; while high efficiency lamp and ballast, and microprocessor lighting control systems optimize energy use.
Opportunity, Solutions & Outcomes
With the aging ABC Entertainment Center building too costly to renovate, Trammell Crow Company determined that the best and highest use for ownership of the building would be to demolish the building and construct a new Trophy Class office building over a functioning 6-level subterranean parking structure. TCC faced complex situations on several fronts; environmental, political and community.
Trammell Crow Company adopted a two-pronged strategy to gain acceptance with the local community and the greater City of Los Angeles. First was the creation of a Neighborhood Traffic Mitigation program funded by TCC to address the traffic issues. Additionally, TCC agreed to build a Cultural Pavilion for the community. The construction of the 2000 Avenue of the Stars building created jobs for over 3,600 union employees and generated over $400 million in economic output due to designing, entitling and construction of the Project.
2000 Avenue of the Stars has joined the landmark Century Plaza Towers to form the 14-acre superblock known as Century Park. The 2000 Avenue of the Stars project is anchored by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), who occupies more than 240,000-square feet. Other tenants include The Annenberg Foundation, Craft restaurant, Ares Management, Canyon Partners, Morris Yorn Barnes & Levine Law Firm, Imperial Capital, Fidelity Investments, UBS and Comerica Bank.