Deal reached to save Los Angeles' mid-century Century Plaza Hotel from wrecking ball

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The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.

full story at http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/sns-ap-us-hotel-preservation,0,3529107.story