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.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mucho appreciado for keeping us up to date. I'm experiencing this sad event vicariously through your blog, as I live on the East Coast.The photos are fascinating. I took particular note of the 2003 photo of the fountain in the lobby, which is the spot where the crowd spontaneously broke out in prayer the night of RFK's shooting, after it was reported on TV that he had been given the last rights. Please keep us posted on the final decision regarding the pantry, whenever that is made.

12:49 PM  
Blogger mike13 said...

God, this is just awful. I've followed the fate of the Ambassador since '89 when the Schine's closed it. I've also done a radio documentary on the story, including interviews with a lady who lived at the hotel from 1921 to 1938. Please keep us updated with photo's of the fate of the "grand old lady". It's all very sad.

Mike W

8:37 AM  

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