Monday, April 6, 2009

Bruce Willis - DIE HARD (1988) - NAKATOMI Hotel

This is a short visit of the famous DIE HARD building (aka NAKATOMI). The visit required a permit from City of Los Angeles which is hard to get. There is no way to negociate it once you get there. Security guards are not friendly at all.

Fox Plaza is a 492-foot (150-meter) high skyscraper with 34 floors in Century City, Los Angeles, California, a local landmark. Completed in 1987, the architects behind its design were Scott Johnson, Bill Fain and William L. Pereira. Owned by Orange County-based The Irvine Company, Fox Plaza is 20th Century Fox's headquarters.

The building has been featured in at least four major motion pictures to date, all Fox releases. Fox Plaza is the actual building used for the Nakatomi Plaza, a fictional office building that is the setting of the first Die Hard film. The apparent destruction of the building in the film was accomplished by Richard Edlund using scale model pyrotechnic effects.