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Los Angeles Herald-Examiner building

Architect Julia Morgan incorporated Spanish, Italian and Moorish touches and created an ornate lobby of marble and gold with hand-painted tiled flooring.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Herald Examiner building on South Broadway at 11th Street in downtown Los Angeles was commissioned by publisher William Randolph Hearst and officially opened on Jan. 1, 1915.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The Herald Examiner building’s architect was Julia Morgan, who later designed the Hearst Castle. The long-vacant building will be turned into creative office space and restaurants.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A detail of a marble column in the ornate lobby of the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A view of the Herald Examiner building’s ornate lobby from above.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Floor tile detail in the lobby of the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A few of many skylights shuttered since the blackout of World War II have been opened at the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

File cabinets are stored at the Herald Examiner building, which has been vacant since the newspaper closed in 1989.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Property manager Doyle Murphy looks at the view of downtown Los Angeles from the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A view of downtown Los Angeles from the balcony at the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Decorative elements are shown at the Herald Examiner building.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The last edition of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner was published on Nov. 2, 1989.

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