The ornate former headquarters of the defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner will be renovated for an expansion of Arizona State University.

The university has announced plans to lease the century-old building in a part of downtown LA undergoing a sweeping resurgence.

The university says the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts will hold classes at the building, which ASU expects to occupy in 2020.

Media mogul William Randolph Hearst founded the Los Angeles Examiner in 1903 and the building was completed in 1914. The newspaper, which ultimately became the Herald Examiner, shut down in 1989.

Renovation will include a mix of restaurants and retail on the first floor with classroom and office space on the upper floors.

 

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