LOS ANGELES (AP) — The downtown Los Angeles courthouse where Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan were tried is getting a $244-million makeover after standing vacant for years.
Los Angeles County supervisors on Wednesday approved renovations for the county Hall of Justice. The massive Beaux-Arts structure will be converted into a new sheriff’s headquarters and law-enforcement office building.READ MORE: Pfizer Says Third Dose May Be Effective Against Omicron Variant
The 14-story granite building was vacated after it was badly damaged by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.READ MORE: Lakers Handle Celtics 117-102, Split Rivalry For Season
County spokeswoman Judy Hammond says officials hope to complete the renovations by June 2012.
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