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Vacant Herald Examiner building in downtown L.A. to be converted to mixed use

Vacant Herald Examiner building in downtown L.A. to be converted to mixed use

The former offices of the Herald Examiner opened a century ago on Broadway with red-tiled roofs and prominent arches in the Mission Revival style inspired by California's past. Now the downtown Los Angeles landmark, vacant since the newspaper closed in 1989, will experience yet another sort of revival: conversion into creative offices and mixed use, the latest trend in commercial real estate. New York developer Georgetown Co. purchased an undisclosed stake in the beige architectural gem from Hearst Corp. and is partnering with the newspaper chain on a $40-million project to redevelop the building into offices and ground-floor restaurants. Georgetown plans to preserve and restore...

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