Wednesday, December 02, 2009

OK, Maybe Now Some Justice for the Hall of Justice?



We've been hearing about the potential rehab of downtown's long-shuttered Hall of Justice for years -- check out this blog post from 2006 -- and yet, the building still sits empty.

The Hall of Justice was evacuated after the 1994 Northridge earthquake -- and has been stuck in a time warp since then, as the debate continues on whether to save the historic building, and how.

It looks like there may finally be movement, according to the L.A. Times:

Los Angeles County’s Hall of Justice, vacant since it was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, might be reopened.

The Board of Supervisors today ordered staff to prepare a report within 45 days on the feasibility of again using the facility. They noted that construction costs have decreased over the last year as available federal funds have increased.

The ornate 14-story building, at the corner of Temple Street and Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, once housed county courts and coroner's, sheriff's and district attorney's offices, and a jail. Built in 1925, it has a storied history in the annals of local justice.

It's been 15 years, folks. Let's get moving and reopen this classic facility!

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