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Taft Building, an aging Hollywood hot spot, gets a makeover
Taft Building, an aging Hollywood hot spot, gets a makeover

Hollywood's first high-rise office building has been restored to its former glory, buttressing the ongoing revival of the legendary intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The Taft Building, opened in 1924, has undergone a $15-million renovation that shored up its seismic strength and uncovered historic architectural details that were under wraps for decades. ------------ FOR THE RECORD Jan. 29, 7:18 a.m.: A photo caption in an earlier version of this article stated that the Taft Building is at Hollywood and Highland. It is located at Hollywood and Vine. ------------ The 12-story building has been home to major film studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and...

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