Friday, October 28, 2005

Ambassador Cam, #6

Ambassador Hotel, 10/27/05, 10:12 a.m.

As you can see, the inside of the hotel is now almost completely gutted. You can see straight through the windows on the upper floors, and although it may be impossible to catch in this shot, workers are easily spotted inside the structure from our Wilshire Blvd. vantage point.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Ambassador Cam, #5

As we continue to chronicle the end of the Ambassador Hotel, we're welcoming photo submissions as well. This shot comes from Will Campbell's wife Susan, who works on the 12th floor of the building right across the street from the Ambassador site.

This fantastic view offers up a dramatic take on the teardown. As you can see on the left-hand side, the famed Ambassador bungalows -- where the rich and famous would live -- are almost completely gone. Meanwhile, most of the hotel's windows have now been removed, and the Cocoanut Grove entrance way continues to be dismantled.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ambassador Cam, #4

Ambassador Hotel, 10/10/2005, 9:58 a.m.

Sign of things to come? Looks like the Ambassador grounds are already being used for physical education. What looks to be a P.E. class jogs in place in front of the hotel. Meanwhile, the most noticable change comes from the Cocoanut Grove entrance in front: The awning is gone, as is a good chunk of the entranceway. Blue tape and markings also mark up the front.