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Viacom signs 12-year lease at Columbia Square in Hollywood
Viacom signs 12-year lease at Columbia Square in Hollywood

The campus that was once the legendary Hollywood headquarters for CBS will become home to a new generation of popular broadcasters. Cable television networks MTV, Comedy Central, BET and Spike TV will consolidate in a new building at Columbia Square, a $420-million office, residential and retail complex under construction at Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street. The networks' owner, Viacom Inc., agreed to rent 180,000 square feet of space, Los Angeles developer Kilroy Realty Corp. said. The lease, which will see Viacom fill most of a six-story building, is the largest signed in Hollywood in the last decade, said David Simon, executive vice president of Kilroy. The deal validates...

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