Thursday, April 15, 2010
Ambassador Cam, #45 in a series
It's been a while since we last checked in with the old Ambassador Hotel site -- and wow, has a lot changed.
The Wilshire-adjacent sidewalk park is shaping up, the building's outer shell is nearly done, and (below) the original driveway entrance way is nearly done with its restoration.
If we're looking for a silver lining in the sad destruction of the Ambassador, we can at least look to this. Having been covered up in the 1970s by a hideous new sign (touting the hotel and the "Now Grove" concept), it's nice to have this back.
Now, of course, I wonder how long it's going to take until that statue is vandalized or stolen. So let's appreciate it while it lasts.
Meanwhile, occupancy for the new "Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools" is still set for this fall.
(Check out our Ambassador Hotel site for full coverage of the hotel's demise.)