Constructor - September/October 2015 - (Page 48)

The Los Angeles Hall of Justice A COLORFUL PAST, AND NOW, A BRIGHT FUTURE BY TOM DONALDSON SIRHAN SIRHAN AND CHARLES Manson were incarcerated in its cells. Autopsies were performed on Marilyn Monroe and Robert F. Kennedy there. The Los Angeles Hall of Justice has certainly seen its share of famous figures and notorious criminals. A building holding such important American judicial history is one that should be preserved. After sitting dormant for some 20 years, that is exactly what Clark Construction Group was contracted to do: bring it back to life. 48 constructor | SEPTEM BER/ O CTO BER 2015 Over its nearly 70-year operating life the 14-story building, built in 1925, housed the LA County Sheriff's Department, Coroner's Office, District Attorney, numerous courtrooms, and a county jail with more than 750 cells. But the devastating Northridge Earthquake in 1994 rendered the building structurally unsafe. And there it sat, empty and deteriorating, for two decades. Recognizing its historical importance, officials resolved to save the building from the wrecking ball and in 2004 initiated

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - September/October 2015

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Lean in and Learn
Construction Corner
Getting Ready for the Big Ships
Old, New, Tried & True
Simonson Says
The Picture of Health
Technology Toolbox
Inside AGC
Workforce Shortage Report: Southern Region
Bringing the Los Angeles Hall of Justice Back to Life
Employee Benefit Selections Can Yield Greater Rewards
2015 Insurance Guide
Index to Advertisers
Final Inspection

Constructor - September/October 2015