We watched it fall to the wrecking ball and now we get to witness the resurrection of life at the Ambassador Hotel site. Today marks the groundbreaking of LAUSDs latest school to warm our hearts. Say hello to Central Los Angeles Learning Center #1, err, uh, or maybe the Ambassador Learning Complex. Wait, strike that. Let's try the RFK School of Non-Overcrowded Children. We like that. The remaining pieces of the hotel, including the Cocoanut Grove nightclub and the Paul Williams designed coffee shop will be incorporated into the school complex as an auditorium and cafeteria, respectively. As ABC7 reports, the $270 million learning complex will support kindergarten through grade 12, relieving overcrowding at surrounding schools. The first scheduled class will be held in Fall 2009.
· New School to Break Ground at Former Ambassador Hotel [ABC7]
· Ambassador Hotel Project Status [LAUSD]