MUMBAI: As the world-famous Madame Tussauds prepares to open tomorrow, there is another accomplishment to celebrate – the completion of the landmark building that houses it. Located at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive, next to the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the innovative building was designed by leading Los Angeles architects, John Ash and Michael Rotondi, as a cultural icon for Hollywood.
"We were thrilled to partner with Madame Tussauds, and their parent company Merlin Entertainments. They shared our vision for Hollywood and became an integral part of the building’s development. Because they had some very specific requirements, several aspects of the building’s design were adapted to meet their needs," said Worchell.
Today, the three-story Hollywood Orange building wraps gracefully around its corner, highlighting the west end of the historic corridor that includes the Kodak Theatre and Hollywood & Highland.
"The journey to get our dream building constructed has taken close to twenty years. We have faced a number of obstacles along the way, but thanks to the vision and dedication of our architects and others who believed in the project, we have developed what we think is a wonderful achievement for Hollywood. We are very proud of the building and are excited to have created a new landmark for current and future generations to enjoy," added Ullman.