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Project for a Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California (1995-1999)

Project for a Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California (1995-1999)

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People

  • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
  • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

Title

Project for a Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California (1995-1999)

Dates of creation

1996-1999

Level of archival description

Series

Extent and Medium

  • approximately 936 drawings (including approximately 400 bound reprographic copies)
  • approximately 200 models or parts of models
  • 1.4 linear metres of textual records
  • 0.03 linear metres of photographic materials
  • 38 digital files
  • 19 artefacts

Scope and Content

The series “Project for a Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California (1995-1999)” documents an unexecuted project by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and collaborators for a Headquarters Building for Universal Studios at the Universal City site in Los Angeles County, California. The first two years of the design process (1996-1997) are documented by about 500 drawings, over 150 small-scale study models, 105 presentation panels, two flip-books, and a few proposals—including a book illustrating “a day in the life” of the building. Three proposals in the series were produced by OMA or by the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners at the end of the schematic design phase of the project (March-December 1997). The design development phase of the project (August 1998-July 1999) is documented by a progress report produced for the “50%” stage and project manuals produced for the “60%” and “100%” stages. The series includes a set of reproductions of architectural, structural and mechanical drawings produced at the 100% design development stage together with concept drawings for interiors. Materials produced for a final design development presentation in July 1999 include a book and a large-scale (1:50) presentation model. The series also includes prospectuses and pre-construction proposals from contractors, some graphic design samples, technical reports-- including a ground motion study and a report on wind tunnel tests, and a preliminary furniture budget.

Reference Number

AP082.S1

Arrangement

Minimal arrangement has been done to keep together documents related to preconstruction proposals. Otherwise material in this series has not been arranged.

Location

Los Angeles County California United States

Language of material

English

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.001
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building: a day in the life
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-001-01 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.002.1
    • Title: Drawings for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California ("HQ1" series)
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)

    Description:

    Drawings are numbered HQ1.1-HQ1.230

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    230 drawings

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    • These drawings were originally housed in a ring binder labelled "HQ1" together with the oversized drawings catalogued in file AP082.S1.002.2. The drawings in file AP082.S1.003 were housed in a similar binder labelled "HQ2".
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.002.2
    • Title: Drawings for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California ("HQ1" series - oversize drawings)
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Drawings numbered HQ1.80.1-HQ1.80.6L and HQ1.81.1- HQ1.81.9.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    15 drawings

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 42 x 70 cm Sheet (smallest): 30 x 41 cm

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    • These drawings were originally folded and housed in a ring binder labelled "HQ1" together with the drawings catalogued in file AP082.S1.002.1. The drawings in file AP082.S1.003 were housed in a similar binder labelled "HQ2".

    Folder Number:

    82-2017-002 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.003
    • Title: Drawings for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California ("HQ2" series)
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)

    Description:

    Drawings are numbered HQ2.1-HQ2.195.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    195 drawings

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    • These drawings were originally housed in a ring binder labelled "HQ2"; the drawings in files AP082.S1.002.1-2 were housed in a similar ring binder labelled "HQ1".
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.004
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: flip books
    • Dates of creation: 2 October 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    2 volumes

    Dimensions:

    books: 15 x 13 x 1 cm

    Folder Number:

    82-001-02 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.005
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: design, technique and implementation
    • Dates of creation: 1996-1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-01 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.006
    • Title: Tower book
    • Dates of creation: 1996?
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-02 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.007
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% schematic design presentation
    • Dates of creation: December 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-03 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.008
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% schematic design presentation
    • Dates of creation: December 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Ove Arup & Partners (engineering firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-04 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.009
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% schematic design presentation
    • Dates of creation: December 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Ove Arup & Partners (engineering firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-05 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.010
    • Title: Universal Building: progress on 50% design development (grey cover)
    • Dates of creation: 1 February 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-06 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.011
    • Title: Universal Building: progress on 50% design development (orange cover)
    • Dates of creation: 1 February 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-017-07 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.013
    • Title: 50% Universal Headquarters Building
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1997
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-001-02 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.014
    • Title: Special effects (designs for signage)
    • Dates of creation: 1998 or 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Bruce Mau Design (designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-004-01 S

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.015
    • Title: Universal Building update, Los Angeles
    • Dates of creation: 19-22 October 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-004-02 S

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.016
    • Title: Universal Building update, New York
    • Dates of creation: November 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-004-03 S

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.017
    • Title: Megabracing
    • Dates of creation: 31 October 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Ove Arup & Partners (engineering firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-004-04 S

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.018
    • Title: Universal Building: selected drawings with notes and revisions
    • Dates of creation: 22 January 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Description:

    Copies of drawings related to the Universal Floor, the Virtual Tower, the Collective Tower, Facades, Cost reduction, etc.

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-004-05 S

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.019
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 1. 60% design development. Outline specifications Part 1: Divisions 1
    • Dates of creation: 8 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-01 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.020
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 2. 60% design development. Outline specifications Part 2: Divisions 2-14
    • Dates of creation: 8 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-02 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.021
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 3. 60% design development. Outline specifications Part 3: Divisions 15 & 16
    • Dates of creation: 8 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-03 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.022
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 4. 60% design development. Details & schedules
    • Dates of creation: 12 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-04 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.023
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 1. 100% design development. Outline specifications Part 1: Division 1 (2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-05 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.024.1
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 3. 100% design development. Outline specifications Part 3: Divisions 15 & 16 (1 of 2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-06 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.024.2
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 3. 100% design development. Outline specifications Part 3: Divisions 15 & 16 (2nd of 2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-07 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.025
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal City, California. Project manual, volume 4. 100% design development. Details & schedules (2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-002-08 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.026
    • Title: Gordon & Williams contractor introduction
    • Dates of creation: 12 January 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Gordon & Williams (contractors)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-01 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.027
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building. HRA project no. 9813. Preconstruction proposal
    • Dates of creation: 24 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Gordon & Williams (contractors)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-02 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.028
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building qualifications package from KPFF Consulting Engineers
    • Dates of creation: 28 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • KPFF Consulting Engineers (consulting engineering firm)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-03 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.029
    • Title: Proposal to provide preconstruction services for the Universal Headquarters Building in Universal City, California
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • McCarthy (Firm) (contractors)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-04 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.030
    • Title: Swinerton & Walberg: general contractor qualifications
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Swinerton & Walberg Co. (contractors)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-05 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.031
    • Title: Request for proposal: Universal Headquarters Building, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Morley Builders (architectural firm)

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    1 File

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    82-003-06 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.032
    • Title: Preconstruction services proposal: Universal Headquarters Building
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Dinwiddie Construction Company (contractors)

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    1 File

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    82-003-07 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.033
    • Title: Proposal for pre-construction services for the Universal Studios Headquarters Building
    • Dates of creation: 31 July 1998
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Ōbayashigumi (contractors)

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    1 File

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    82-003-08 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.034
    • Title: Correspondence by fax from House & Robertson to Universal Studios Inc.
    • Dates of creation: 3 August 1998-1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Description:

    File contains 1 fax transmittal sheet dated 06-01-99 and 1 fax transmittal sheet with attached memo dated 08-03-98.

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-09 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.035
    • Title: Vertical transportation design development information
    • Dates of creation: 16 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • HKA Elevator Consulting (consultant)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-10 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.036.1
    • Title: Supplemental geotechnical recommendations and ground motion study (1 of 2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 30 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Law Crandall (role unspecified)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-11 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.036.2
    • Title: Supplemental geotechnical recommendations and ground motion study (2nd of 2 copies)
    • Dates of creation: 30 March 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Law Crandall (role unspecified)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-12 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.037
    • Title: Wind-tunnel tests--Universal Studios Headquarters, Los Angeles, California
    • Dates of creation: April 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Cermak Peterka Petersen (architectural firm)

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    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-13 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.038
    • Title: Section 10400. Signs and graphics
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Bruce Mau Design (designer)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-003-14 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.039
    • Title: OMA, Office for Metropolitan Architecture (book produced for the 100% Design Development presentation)
    • Dates of creation: July 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Folder Number:

    82-001-01 T

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.040
    • Title: Universal Building, Universal Studios Inc., Universal City CA 91608 USA 100 Universal City Plaza: preliminary furniture budget F11
    • Dates of creation: 4 June 1999
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (architectural firm)
    • House & Robertson Architects (architectural firm)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.041
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% design development. Volume 1. Architectural and landscape
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    1 bound volume of reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    volume: 39 x 54 cm

    Folder Number:

    82--005-01 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.042
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% design development. Volume 2. Civil and structural
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    1 bound volume of reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    volume: 39 x 54 cm

    Folder Number:

    82-005-02 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.043
    • Title: Universal Building: 100% design development. Volume 3. Mechanical, plumbing, electrical and lighting
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    1 bound volume of reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    volume: 39 x 54 cm

    Folder Number:

    82-005-03 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.044
    • Title: Universal Building 100% conceptual design. Volume 4. Interiors
    • Dates of creation: 1 June 1999
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    1 bound volume of reprographic copies

    Dimensions:

    volume: 39 x 54 cm

    Folder Number:

    82-005-04 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.045.1
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: concept studies (study models)
    • Dates of creation: June-October 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    30 models made of styrofoam, some with plastic, paper or metal pins

    Dimensions:

    average size: 20 x 4 x 3 cm

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    • This group of study models was originally grouped together with the study models in Files AP082.S1.045.2, AP082.S1.045.3 and AP082.S1.045.4
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.045.2
    • Title: Concept studies (study models), Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    17 models made of styrofoam, some with metal pins or plastic

    Dimensions:

    average size: 20 x 4 x 3 cm

    Related units of description:

    • This group of study models was originally grouped together with the study models in Files AP082.S1.045.1, AP082.S1.045.3 and AP082.S1.045.4.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.045.3
    • Title: Concept studies (study models), Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    16 models made of styrofoam

    Dimensions:

    average size: 20 x 4 x 3 cm

    Related units of description:

    • This group of study models was originally grouped together with the study models in Files AP082.S1.045.1, AP082.S1.045.3 and AP082.S1.045.4.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.045.4
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: concept studies (study models)
    • Dates of creation: August 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Includes 1 model for an element of the site and some small unidentified pieces.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    7 models made of styrofoam, 1 with plastic; 1 model made of cardbaord and styrofoam

    Dimensions:

    average size: 20 x 4 x 3 cm

    Related units of description:

    • This group of study models was originally grouped together with the study models in Files AP082.S1.045.1, AP082.S1.045.2 and APO82.S1.045.3.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.046
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: concept studies (study models)
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    One model has "Stumpy" written on it and is dated 10-96. All other models or pieces of models are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    14 models or pieces of models made of styrofoam, some with cardboard, metal pins, or plastic

    Dimensions:

    largest: 48 x 16 x 9 cm smallest: 14 x 5 x 5 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.047.1
    • Title: "Tooth studies" (study models) , Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1997?
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    None of the objects is dated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Technique and media:

    22 models or parts of models made of styrofoam, some with metal pins or rods, cardboard or plastic.

    Dimensions:

    largest: 42 x 7 x 8 cm smallest: 26 x 9 x 2 cm

    Related units of description:

    • This group of models was originally housed together witth the models in File AP082.S1.047.2.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.048
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: "tooth studies" (study models)
    • Dates of creation: October 1996-August 1997
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most of the objects are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 24 models or parts of models chiefly made of styrofoam or cardboard, some with plastic or metal wire. Also included are 2 small pieces of plastic and 1 small slip of paper.

    Dimensions:

    largest: 42 x 25 x 9 cm smallest: 26 x 8 x 3 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.049
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: proportion and concept studies (study models)
    • Dates of creation: September-November 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most of the objects are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 39 models or parts of models made of styrofoam and/or plastic and/or cardboard, including 15 strips of cardboard. Also included are 11 pieces of thin plastic and 1 piece of styrofoam.

    Dimensions:

    largest: 48 x 14 x 6 cm smallest: 14 x 5 x 5 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.050.1
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: concept and base studies (study models) (container 1 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: October-November 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Some of the objects are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 11 models or pieces of models made of cardboard and/or styrofoam and/or plastic. Also includes 7 pieces of clear plastic, 5 pieces of cardboard, a slip of paper with an imitation woodgrain pattern printed on it and a plastic replica of an I-beam.

    Dimensions:

    largest: 51 x 15 x 10 cm smallest: 12 x 8 x 6 cm

    Related units of description:

    • Originally housed together with study models in File AP082.S1.050.2.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.050.2
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: concept and base studies (study models) (container 2 of 2)
    • Dates of creation: September-October 1996
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 3 models or pieces of a model made of styrofoam and/or cardboard and/or plastic.

    Dimensions:

    largest: 36 x 15 x 8 cm smallest: 36 x 9 x 6 cm

    Related units of description:

    • Originally housed together with study models in File AP082.S1.050.1.
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.052
    • Title: Photo album containing slides and photographs of drawings and models for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: approximately 1997
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Most of the objects are undated. One slide is dated "2.7.97". The album includes images related to other topics than Universal, including views related to OMA's project for Euralille.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 album containing 243 slides and 4 colour photographic prints

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.053
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1996-1997?
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Numbered HQ/PB 1-3, 37-44, 46.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 drawings mounted on foamboard

    Dimensions:

    largest: 61 x 92 cm smallest: 59 x 84 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.054
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1996
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Numbered HQ/PB 5, 12-18, 22, 24-25, 27.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 12 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    board: 42 x 59 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.055
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Numbered HQ/PB 34, 47-51

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 6 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 42 x 60 cm Sheet (smallest): 28 x 43 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.056
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1996?
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Two drawings are numbered HQ/PB 4 and 35. The other seven drawings are part of an unnumbered series.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings mounted on foamboard. The boards from the unnumbered series have a velcro strip affixed to the verso.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 61 x 92 cm Sheet (smallest): 60 x 84 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.057
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1996?
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 4 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 59 x 84 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.059
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings
    • Dates of creation: between 1996 and 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Numbered HQ/PB 83, 86-90, 94-96. The drawings are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 9 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 76 x 107 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.061
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings.
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Panels numbered HQ/PB 68, 71, 75-76, 78, 80-81. Two panels are undated.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 7 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 86 x 181 cm Sheet (smallest): 76 x 145 cm

    Folder Number:

    82-2017-030 M

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.062
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings.
    • Dates of creation: between 1996 and 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    HQ/PB 84-85, 91-93, 97. Includes two panels (colour montages) from an unnumbered series.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 8 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet (largest): 76 x 107 cm Sheet (smallest): 72 x 102 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.063
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: presentation drawings.
    • Dates of creation: 1997
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Numbered HQ/PB 32, 52A-B, 53-54.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 5 drawings mounted on foamboard.

    Dimensions:

    Sheet: 76 x 84 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.064
    • Title: Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California: model of the north façade
    • Dates of creation: 1997?
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model made of foamboard, plastic, metal, wood and cardboard

    Dimensions:

    Model: 30 x 40 x 50 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.065
    • Title: 1:50 model, Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1999
    • Form: models
    • Catalogued items: 1

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation models

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model (various pieces)

    Objects that have been catalogued:

      • ARCH274928
      • 1:50 model for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
      • Form: models
      • Add to folder
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.066
    • Title: Digital photographs of models for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1999
    • Form: photographs, born digital
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Description:

    Partial contents of CD annotated "IRMA/OMA01", in container labelled "IRMA/OMA Disk 01". The majority of the images are details of a full model for the headquarters building completed in February 1999. The file includes some images of the model for an operational north façade, also completed in February 1999, and some views of models for towers. There is one image of a full model for the headquarters building completed in 1997. File format: TIF

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 38 digital files (643 MB)
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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.070
    • Title: Block composed of an unidentified building material - possibly a sample for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1999?
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 artefact

    Dimensions:

    Crate: 23 x 34 x 29 cm

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    • Reference Number: AP082.S1.071
    • Title: Samples of building materials for the Universal Headquarters Building, Universal City, Los Angeles County, California
    • Dates of creation: 1999?
    • Catalogued items: 0

    People:

    • Universal Studios, Inc. (archive creator)
    • Office for Metropolitan Architecture (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • approximately 18 artefacts or packages containing artefacts

    Dimensions:

    Crate: 122 x 108 x 70 cm

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