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Tour the United Artist Theater on Broadway

[caption id="attachment_871" align="alignright" width="222"]Photo Courtesy Paolo Gamba Photo Courtesy Paolo Gamba[/caption] Go behind the scenes of one of Los Angeles’ most iconic buildings, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar restoration and sold for over $100 million. This tour, available to our members at no cost, will tour the grand Ace Hotel (originally the United Artists Theater on Broadway), which recently completed a two-year rehabilitation process. We will investigate the process and challenges of restoring a historic property per “the Secretary of the Interiors Standards” including the Ornamental Metal Tower, Decorative Terra Cotta Façade, and the Cast Iron Storefront Surrounds. Tour Leader Reuben Lombardo, Project Manager, Spectra Company. Mr. Lombardo has extensive experience in the preservation field, and is a key team member of Spectra Company’s Historic Division.  His areas of expertise include Ornamental Concrete/Plaster, Granite/Marble, Tile/Stone/Ceramics, Historic Murals/Decorative Painting, Sculptures, Mold Making, Wood Restoration and Metals.  Although well versed in many aspects of historic restoration, Reuben has a particular affinity for the more artistic elements of preservation work.  He is an artist by trade, but has coupled his practical historic knowledge with construction and project management skills.  Reuben is a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design and holds a Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA.