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5900 Wilshire is a 443ft (135m) tall skyscraper in Los Angeles, California. It was completed in 1971 and has 32 floors. It is 30th tallest building in Los Angeles, and the tallest in the Miracle Mile district, and the 2nd tallest in the Wilshire Area. The International style building was designed by William Pereira. The building is across Wilshire Boulevard from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Ratkovich Co spent $34 million on a renovation which began in 2005 and was still in process in the second quarter of 2008. The renovation will include a new lobby. The placement of a bus zone across the street at LACMA and the subsequent removal of the crosswalk that would have fed traffic to a proposed cafe, caused a rethinking of those plans. It was built for the Mutual Benefit Life by the Shorenstein Co. of San Francisco. The 491,000-square-foot (45,600 m 2) building was acquired by The Ratkovich Company in December 2005. In December of 2008, "5900 Wilshire" became the official westcoast headquarters for the entertainment newspaper Variety . The newspaper's name now adorns the top of the building in red letters.