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Final Ambassador teardown

Ambassador teardown
Crews are on hand today at the old Ambassador Hotel site on Wilshire Boulevard, taking down the Cocoanut Grove, ballrooms and last remaining remnants. The Los Angeles Conservancy recently gave up its fight to preserve the nightclub portion of the building. Most of the 1921 hotel was razed and the site cleared in 2006. Tod Tamberg, director of media relations for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles next door on Wilshire, graciously sent along the pictures.

Also: The view at noon from the 11th floor

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