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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. The 12-story building has been home to major film studios, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and such show biz luminaries as Charlie Chaplin and Will Rogers. Scores of agents and publicists set up shop there when the storied Brown Derby Hollywood restaurant was a few steps from the front door. "I definitely...

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