Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles will be preserved

It's always good news when moves are made to preserve history.

The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.

Michael Rosenfeld, who leads the partnership that owns the glass and aluminum Century Plaza Hotel, said his group has agreed to preserve the crescent-shaped building, which it previously planned to replace with two soaring towers. The deal allows building on other parts of the nearly six-acre property.

"I think we found an opportunity to do something unique and special on this site," he said.

LA Times, Associated Press Writer, February 11, 2010

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1 comment:

  1. I think this sets an exciting precedent for those of us who are attempting to preserve historic structures elsewhere. Thanks so much for posting this.