Ambassador razing gets OK

Ambassador groundsAn L.A. judge ruled that the historic Ambassador Hotel can now be razed by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The Los Angeles Conservancy and other groups had sued to block demolition. But the judge said plans to build schools on the Wilshire Boulevard grounds can proceed. The photo shows lawn dancers near the hotel pool area in the 1920s or 30s. The large building on the left is an exhibition arena where the Los Angeles National Horse Show used to be held every year. Here is the Conservancy's newest detailed plan for saving the hotel while also building the needed schools.


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