The WestGuard Building
The headquarters of WestGuard, Inc.
Construction on the original WestGuard Building was begun in 1988 and completed in 1992, at a total cost of $84 million. The facility served the team well, and became a landmark which Los Angeles, California residents were proud to see on their daily commute into the city. Over the next eight years, the facility was expanded several times, adding additional office space, laboratories, variable-gravity gymnasium, and even a particle accelerator!
Sadly, this proud structure was badly damaged in 2001, in a fight between the demon Nyarlathotep and WestGuard members Lensman, Monolith, Black Ronin, and Apex. Nyarlathotep was destroyed and the Black Band was dissolved.
For the next several years, the team was able to use a historic landmark, the Ennis House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, as their base of operations. Ennis House, which was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924, became the object of contentious debate between the California Historical Preservation Society and the team. In 2002, Cyberknight, the owner of Ennis House, agreed to turn the building over to the CHPS and move the team elsewhere once a replacement headquarters was built.
In late 2004, construction on the new WestGuard Building in Rancho Palos Verdes, California was completed, sitting atop the bluffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula at the former location of the Terranea Resort.
Although it appears smaller than the original WestGuard Building, it actually has nearly twice the floorspace: most of this modern marvel is located underground. The structural integrity of WestGuard's new offices is also nearly double that of the original. The newest materials and building techniques have been used to make the WestGuard Building one of the sixteen most durable habitable structures on Earth. With the inclusion of all of the amenities in the original WestGuard Building, and the addition of several new features, such an Olympic sized swimming pool and an underground 500 meter firing range, the new WestGuard Building is a worthy successor to its honored precursor.