The 13-story earthquake resistant tower, designed by Welton Becket, was the world's first circular office building. The construction of the building was ordered by British company EMI soon after its 1955 acquisition of Capitol Records. It was completed in April of 1956, just north of the intersection of Hollywood and Vine as the consolidated West Coast operations of Capitol Records. It currently houses the operations of Capitol Records. It also is home to the Capitol Studios well-known recording studios and echoes chambers. It is located in the Hollywood Boulevard Commercial and Entertainment District, which is on the List of Registered Historic Places in Los Angeles. Capitol Records Building is in SimCity 3000 and SimCity 4 as a landmark.