Tuesday, August 19, 2003

He Said, She Said

Latest on the fight to save the Ambassador Hotel, from the Downtown News: The Los Angeles Conservancy believes that L.A. Unified "skewed a recent report and misstated cost estimates in favor of a plan to demolish the landmark and build new schools."

The paper reports that LAUSD claims tearing down the hotel would cost $95 million less than preserving the hotel. A firm hired by the Conservancy, estimated the difference at $46 million.

LAUSD will make its final decision in the fall. Should it choose to tear down the historic hotel, expect a bitter fight.