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Theme Building

Identification

Theme Building
202394

Map

Structure in General

observation tower
existing [completed]
core plus outrigger
steel
futurism

Usage

restaurant
mercantile

Facts

  • Walt Disney Imagineering redesigned both exterior and interior, cost US$4 million, resulting in the opening of the Encounter Restaurant in January 1997.
  • About 900 tons of structural steel used in the building.
  • Building designated by LA City Council as a Cultural and Historic Monument on December 18, 1992.
  • The Theme Room restaurant operated 1961-1995.
  • Designed by James Langenheim of Pereira & Luckman.
  • The restaurant affords fine views of aircraft going about their business.
  • The building's design was influenced by a landing spacecraft, in particular those in the 1953 movie 'The War of the Worlds'; architect William Pereira's brother Hal was art director on the movie.

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Location

209 World Way
209 World Way
90045-5807
U.S.A.

Technical Data

135.00 ft
68.00 ft
105.00 ft
107.00 ft
2
1960
1961
1997
4
$2,200,000

Involved Companies

Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

general contractor, landscape architect

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark