Monday, January 16, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: The Ambassador Is Gone (Updated with Pictures)

The Cocoanut Grove is all that remains of the Ambassador Hotel. Jan. 16, 2005 -- 1:30 p.m.

The same view from Wilshire Boulevard in September, as demolition had just begun.

Just came from the Ambassador Hotel site, and documented the final demise of the once mighty structure. It's all gone. All that's left is a heap of rubble, and the Cocoanut Grove building (which will be incorporated into the new school on the site).

Some shots from Catalina and 7th, as I face west:

The same view, as taken in 2002 by the folks behind

RIP, The Ambassador Hotel and your many, many ghosts. Stay tuned for details on an Ambassador wake we hope to throw, perhaps at the HMS Bounty next week.

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