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Work Finally Underway to Replace LAPD Lawn

By Eric Richardson
Published: Thursday, July 08, 2010, at 04:37PM
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A worker digs into the freshly cleared lawn behind LAPD's new headquarters on Thursday morning.

Eight months after it was unceremoniously killed, the nearly one-acre lawn behind LAPD's new headquarters is finally getting replaced.

The patch of grass had been unveiled just two months before a massive tent was constructed atop it for a November fundraiser conducted by the Police Foundation. When the tent was removed, the grass that emerged was withered and matted.

The Foundation quickly took responsibility for the damage, but months dragged on with no progress on-site. Behind the scenes, insurance companies haggled over who would pay for what.

Finally, though, work is underway. The site has now been cleared, and will be re-sodded once all the irrigation equipment is in working order.

Whether Downtown's new little park will have some better luck this time around remains to be seen.


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