Whither the CAA building in Beverly Hills?

creditKim Masters writes in Slate that the I.M. Pei-designed former Creative Artists Agency home on Wilshire is nothing but trouble. First, co-owners Michael Ovitz and former partner Ron Meyer are long estranged. The building sits vacant and is so quirky in design that it will be difficult to lease for offices; a tenant has to pay for the square footage of the opulent atrium. A giant Roy Lichtenstein in the lobby, which was painted on site, is so huge that it may be unmovable. Ovitz has reportedly raised, and dismissed, turning the space he commissioned into a museum. So there it sits, while the agents who used to call it home have moved on to terrorize Century City.

Photo: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners


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