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Federal Jail Downtown to Open Next Year

July 19, 1987

Construction is now more than one-third complete on the 18-story, $36-million federal detention center at 535 N. Alameda St., east of the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles. Completion of the 280,000-square-foot jail is scheduled for fall 1988.

"The building was designed to blend in with the commercial structures that surround it," said John Trew, project administrator for M. H. Golden Co., of Pasadena, construction managers. Outdoor exercise areas will be located on alternating floors.

Designed by Welton Becket Associates, of Los Angeles, the center will serve as a holding facility for up to 580 people awaiting trial, sentencing or transfer.

Gust K. Newberg Co., of Los Angeles, is the general contractor.

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