Pilkington: Star Project For Planar

More than 16,000 square feet of Pilkington Planar™ surrounds the ground floor lobby of the stunning new HQ for Los Angeles' biggest talent agency.

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The Creative Artist Agency is the main tenant of the innovative stainless steel and glass office development at 2000, Avenue of the Stars, in LA's Century City district.

The 15-storey building features two 280 foot long Pilkington Planar walls, one 36 foot and the other 26 foot tall, lining the two lobbies. "It is a gorgeous building," said Jeff Haber, managing partner for W&W Glass Systems, who fabricated the system.

"It is full of light, with wide open plazas at ground level and the Pilkington Planar makes the base of it look completely transparent. The upper half of the building is in two sections, like two towers, with a gap in the middle so that you can see right through to Hollywood."

The Pilkington Planar walls use heat soaked tempered Pilkington Optifloat™ and have been specially constructed to cope with LA's regular earthquakes. The stainless steel hardware holding the glass can accommodate a lateral drift of 1/4 inch per square foot, or 10 inches for the whole wall.

"The owners liked it so much they're currently refurbishing the adjoining Century Plaza Towers with the same system," said Jeff.

"And with the Fox Plaza Towers next door and the AMC Theatre opposite, both already fitted with similar systems, this isn't so much Century City as Planar City, LA."

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