THE CHET HOLIFIELD FEDERAL BUILDING , LAGUNA NIGUEL
This massive building of more than onemillion square feet was designed by William Pereira in his Brutalist style , which celebrates massive concrete forms . Inspired by ancient Mesopotamian temples named ziggurats , it ’ s no wonder that is the building ’ s nickname . Originally built for aerospace contractor North American Navigation in 1971 , the seven-story behemoth was never occupied by them , instead being sold to the federal government . Reportedly , the building will go up for auction again in 2023 , with a starting bid of $ 70 million .
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