LOS ANGELES (AP) — The school complex built on the site of Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was killed will be named after the senator.
Los Angeles Unified school board members approved the name Tuesday as a tribute to the Democratic presidential hopeful who was gunned down in 1968. There was no opposition.
The Ambassador site was highly contested, first by developer Donald Trump who wanted to build the world’s tallest building there and later by historic preservationists, who wanted to restore the crumbling hotel to its former glamor.
The new educational complex cost more than $400 million, and is one of the most expensive ever constructed for K-12 education.
Two elementary schools are operating on the site. A middle school and high school are still under construction.