The location: Jordan Chase's office
Q. Where can I find it in real life?
A. These scenes were shot on the 24th floor of the Long Beach World Trade Center.
The official address is 1 World Trade Center, Long Beach, CA.
But the street, "World Trade Center", is actually just the south end of Daisy Avenue, which is renamed (for two blocks only) once it passes Broadway. And it's not even a real street here, it just leads down to the Center's underground parking garage.
The skyscraper actually faces Ocean Blvd, on the north side of that boulevard, at approximately 620 W. Ocean Blvd.
The 30-story tower was built in 1989, and it is the tallest building in Long Beach.
shot the photo below in November 2010:
Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?
A. In previous seasons, I've usually had to hunt down the locations after viewing the episodes, using clues from the various scenes. By the 5th season, though, I'd developed a small group of fans, spies & tipsters who kept an eye out for Dexter filming in their neighborhoods, and would let me know in advance when something was about to film there.
Between those reports, and my own personal reconnaissance around town, by the time the first episode aired, I already knew most (but not all) of the filming locations, and only needed to watch the episodes and match up the scenes with the correct locations.
This group of helpful fans includes Kerry, Rick, Joel, Geoff, Ellen, Julie, Susan, Jeff, and others. My thanks to all of them.
tip came from both Rick and from Long
Beach Press-Telegram columnist Tim
It was easy to verify. The view seen out the windows includes the nearby Queensway Bridge, the Maya Hotel, the Residence Inn, and the Catalina cruise terminals - as well as more industrial parts of the Port.
Here's that view, with the landmarks labeled:
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