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Located on a high bluff overlooking Newport Harbor in Newport Beach, Newport Center is a business, shopping and entertainment district referred that is home to Fashion Island. Created as the unofficial ?downtown? of Irvine Ranch, Newport Center was designed as part of a joint venture between William Pereira and Welton Becket.

La historia de Newport Center

El sitio donde se encuentra Newport Center se usó una vez para el Jamboree Scout Nacional de los Boy Scouts of America de 1953. El primer jamboree de este tipo que se celebra al oeste del río Mississippi, el Jamboree Scout Nacional de 1953 acogió a 50.000 exploradores de los 50 estados y de 16 países extranjeros. El sitio también fue uno de los primeros en ser considerado para Disneyland.

While not much is known about the early history of the site, a considerable amount of petrified wood was found at the site during excavation for the first buildings. This indicates a small forest once existed in the area. These first buildings went up in 1967, with most of the center?s buildings being constructed in the 1970s. While the overall design of the center placed an emphasis on International Style architecture, the futurist Pacific Mutual Building was added in 1972. This went on to become one of Newport Beach?s most well-known architectural landmarks.

Explorando Newport Center

Newport Center está situado dentro de una gran manzana entre las carreteras Jamboree, MacArthur y San Joaquin Hills y la Pacific Coast Highway. Una carretera circular llamada Newport Center Drive se encuentra en el centro de la cuadra, mientras que los edificios de gran altura rodean el borde exterior de la carretera. Varias empresas se encuentran a lo largo de esta carretera, que incluyen:

? Acacia Research Corporation
? Blackwood
? Irvine Company
? Janus Capital Group
? Pacific Life
? Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth

Newport Center Drive can be accessed by five outside roads, each of which is named after an island within the Channel Islands of California. These roads split the center into ?superblocks? that are built and leased as separate properties. Meanwhile, Fashion Island is located in the center of the circle. Owned by The Irvine Company, Fashion Island is an open-air lifestyle center that opened in 1967. At the time it was open, the center featured Buffman?s, The Broadway, J.W. Robinson?s and J.C. Penney, the buildings for which were designed by William Pereira and Welton Becket. The Spanish architectural theme has gone on to define the property.

Desde el momento en que se inauguró Fashion Island, Bullocks Wilshire pasó a llamarse I.Magnin y se agregó Neiman Marcus. JC Penney también se mudó, después de lo cual el edificio fue reconstruido y reabierto como Atrium Court. El edificio pasó a contener numerosas tiendas más pequeñas, así como un patio de comidas en el nivel inferior.

In addition to being home to numerous stores, a large Christmas tree can also be found at Fashion Island every year. Located in the large courtyard outside of the Bloomingdale?s building, the tree is lit about a week before Christmas, an occasion that is preceded by extravagant holiday performances. Trees are taken from a private timber area near Mount Shasta and shipped to Fashion Island in several pieces. They are then reassembled using steel rods and a large crane.

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