Warner Bros. new headquarters, Second Century, completes development after 4 years
The new Warner Bros. headquarters, designed by Frank Gehry, is ready for move-in.
Second Century, the new Warner Bros. headquarters designed by Frank Gehry and located in Burbank's Media District, has been completed.
Santa Monica-based Worthe Real Estate Group announced, in collaboration Stockbridge Real Estate Fund and the project was completed after four years of planning.
Warner Bros. leased out the two office building designed to look as if they were floating on top of the 134 Freeway, in Burbank, California. They are located adjacent to Warner Bros.' main lot at the Burbank Studios.
Second Century is the project's name as Warner Bros. nears its 100th Anniversary, setting up a long and successful history in Burbank.
Worthe's company Krismar Construction built the two LEED certified office buildings, seven and nine stories high, with 4,500 employees. According to Worthe, the construction on this project lasted more than 2 million hours.
Gehry stated in a press release that he was interested from the beginning in creating office spaces that were more special than typical office buildings - taller ceilings and more natural lighting. I hope the people who work here feel the passion and talent my team put into the project.
Second Century is Worthe's thirteenth completed building in Burbank.
Warner Bros. purchased a part of Burbank Studios, which is located next to their studio lot on West Alameda Avenue. This purchase was separate from the new office building. The production facility, which was formerly NBC Studios headquarters, will provide Warner Bros. additional office space, 8 sound stages, a commissary and a milling building. It was announced in 2019 at the same time the Gehry Office Project.