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October 01, 2000|LISA GIRION

Where: 11th-floor tower office, Hollywood First National Bank building, circa 1927, on Hollywood Boulevard.

* Who: William Mutual, founder and chairman,

* Details: 360-degree views, perimeter balcony, 4-foot gargoyles.

* Trivia: Building was Daily Planet in old "Superman" television series. Mutual's balcony was the perch from which the journalist-turned-hero took flight.

* Benefits: Mutual uses the balcony as a vantage point for Webcasting such events as movie premieres at the Mann's Chinese and El Capitan theaters below.

* Best part: "The light is fantastic. The gargoyles are my friends," Mutual says.


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