DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - One of Downtown’s most anticipated projects has an opening date.
The 1925 Hall of Justice, at 211 W. Temple St., has been vacant since being severely damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. After a lengthy $234 million renovation, the Civic Center building will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 8. A big group of county officials, including District Attorney Jackie Lacey and several Board of Supervisors members, will be on hand. The building will house the District Attorney’s office and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Although the ceremony will take place in just over a month, the Hall of Justice likely won’t start operating in full until early 2015, according to Kerjon Lee of the county Department of Public Works. In addition to the offices, the Hall of Justice will feature a gift shop and a display of some historic elements from the structure, including a cell block that once held Charles Manson.
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