The new lobby design opens the building to Wilshire Boulevardwith a glass-enclosed breezeway. Wayne Ratkovich, president andfounder of the Ratkovich Co., points out that the new WilshireBoulevard entrance connects the building to the nearby Los AngelesCounty Museum of Art and the Miracle Mile district.

The new 5900 Wilshire Blvd. entrance, motor court lobby andtower interiors were designed by the architecture firm JohnsonFain. Ratkovich also plans future additions to 5900 Wilshire thatwill include a new restaurant pavilion designed by Americanarchitect Greg Lynn and a ground-level white tablecloth restaurantin one of the two satellite buildings at the 5900 Wilshirecomplex.

Variety is expected to move into 5900 Wilshire in December aftercompleting a move from its current headquarters at the WilshireCourtyard complex at 5700 Wilshire Blvd. The Variety lease followssome 62,445 sf of leases that Ratkovich signed with tenants at the5900 building earlier this year.

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