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LAPD Construction Walls Removed, Park Opens

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 10:26AM
Police Administration Building Landscaping Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Construction walls were removed from the new Police Administration Building on Tuesday, opening up the landscaping inside.



Barriers were removed from the perimeter of the City's new Police Administration Building on Tuesday, opening up to the public the structure's abundant landscaping, including a nearly one-acre lawn adjacent to 2nd Street.

After years of construction, the visual effect is striking.

2nd Street, for years hemmed in by a construction wall that hugged up against the curb, looks like a brand new place. Even the view walking up Spring street is transformed, with a dead end wall replaced by a leafy, tree-lined passageway.

The 10-story headquarters is the centerpiece of a $437 million project that also includes the nearby Motor Transport Division complex on Main street and a parking garage on 1st street. 2300 LAPD officers and civilian employees will work inside the building.

A grand opening for the facility will take place in October.

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