Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pacific Design Center (PDC) Center Blue "Blue Whale" César Pelli, Architect 1975

The Pacific Design Center (PDC) is the home to some of the West Coast's top decorating and furniture showrooms, complete with a branch of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and two Wolfgang Puck restaurants. The Center has 130 showrooms which display and sell 2,100 interior product lines to professional interior designers, architects, facility managers, decorators and dealers, The Center hosts the annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party, one of the longest running of the post-Oscar parties.

The complex was designed by architect Cesar Pelli, the 14-acre campus opened in 1975, with the completion of its best-known component, Center Blue, popularly known as the "Blue Whale". The steel struc­ture co­vered with opaque blue glass of­fers design firms and fur­ni­ture manufacturers 67000 square me­ters of ex­hi­bi­tion space. Located at 8687 Melrose Avenue n West Hollywood.


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