The 10-story Romanesque-designed hall, with a vaulted arch in the lobby, was built for veterans in 1926 and is home to military memorabilia, artifacts and documents from the American Revolution through the recent Middle East wars. But in recent years the familiar sight has begun to crumble, said Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen. “This is an issue we have struggled with for seven or eight years. The boilers, the elevators, the electrical systems, the infrastructure of the building is slowly collapsing,” he said. “It … has never been renovated. They also have a serious parking problem.” The 115,000-square-foot hall, listed on the California Register of Historical Resources and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, houses the county Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Originally, veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic, Indian Wars, Spanish American War and World War I used the facility, which was designed by the Allied Architects Association. Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved preliminary renovation work for the 80-year-old landmark Bob Hope Patriotic Hall downtown, but balked at approving the full $43 million project. The supervisors voted 4-0 to spend $165,000 for architectural and engineering services, but delayed transferring money from the general fund to pay for the entire overhaul and a 400-space parking structure. “This is an awful lot of money for something that just came out of left field,” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky said. “We haven’t spent ($43) million to fix a building since I’ve been here – and we have a lot of buildings to fix. “I’m not prepared to appropriate ($43) million in general-fund dollars to fix this building without a careful analysis of the costs and without looking at alternative funding measures. Just because this year we have the money, next year we may not.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips Over the years, the building has deteriorated and its mechanical, electrical, heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, fire suppression and telecommunications systems are failing. The parking lot has only 100 spaces. Supervisors directed Janssen to prepare reports on the renovation’s environmental impacts and the impacts of temporarily relocating hall occupants to county-owned office space on Grand Avenue. Final plans for refurbishment are expected in late 2007. The renovation, if approved, could be completed by late 2009. “A lot of this involves seismic safety,” said David Sommers, spokesman for Supervisor Don Knabe. “It’s a registered landmark that has served the veterans’ community in the Los Angeles region for decades. “Much of this work is to bring it up to code … so Patriotic Hall will be in a position to serve the veterans’ community for decades to come.” But Yaroslavsky said he wants to know if renovation costs can be reduced and if any grants are available to help fund it. “This could end up being a $100 million project,” Yaroslavsky said. “I’m not sure we want to spend $100 million to fix this building.” Supervisors expect to receive a report in four to six months providing a more accurate estimate of the project’s cost as well as funding alternatives. [email protected] (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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Even as the Commonwealth Games (CWG) organisers have been struggling to get various projects completed, they now face a new hurdle. Seeking immediate payment of their dues, the contractors working on these projects have threatened to stop work. The contractors working on the projects of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) related to the Games claimed that their payments totalling over Rs 650 crore were pending with the MCD. Seeking immediate disbursement of their payments, over 200 contractors gathered outside the city town hall on Wednesday. They alleged that they have not been paid for last 18 months to three years for various contracts of MCD. Those working on the CWG projects said they have not been paid for the past five months. As an ultimatum, they have already stalled all civil works apart from the CWG-related projects. Contractors said they have not stopped work on CWG projects yet as it is a matter of national prestige.