Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Ambassador Cam, #43

Construction on the LAUSD's $572 million new high school on the site of the old Ambassador Hotel continues. The district says the new school (still unnamed) is on tap to open in fall 2010. Here's the fact sheet for the construction, which will encompass 391,840 square feet.

And here's the latest LAUSD monthly program status report on the project:
-- The Phase I K-3 project is currently 83% complete and is on schedule for occupancy in fall 2009. The methane mitigation system and underground utility rough-ins are complete. Classroom framing is complete; utility rough-ins are complete and interior fixtures and finishes are nearly complete. The structures for the central plant and parking facility are complete and finishes are nearly complete.

-- Delivery and installation of central plant equipment is complete and initial commissioning steps are underway. Site retaining walls and other structures are nearly complete. Permanent power is expected by the first week in March.

The school promises to deliver 1,000 new middle school seats and 2,440 new high school seats.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Franklin Avenue, thanks for keeping this great blog.

I had a question hopefully you could help with, as experts of the Ambassador's history....

Why is this hotel called the Ambassador Hotel? Has it had this name since its design in 1918, was it named after another prominent hotel, was it named for some other reason?


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Anonymous Messi said...

I share the same views. Liked your blog very much

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Blogger Court said...

I've followed your blog for a long time now and I love it. I'll never forget seeing the Ambassador for the first time...something drew me to it, I guess you could say. I was so sad when the news of tearing it down came out---such an important part of history...I wish more people (particularly in L.A.) cared about this kind of stuff.

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