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Griffith Obervatory Working in conjunction with HHPA, a Los Angeles-based A&E firm, Citadel performed hazardous materials surveys, prepared specifications, and provided project surveillance and air monitoring in conjunction with the renovation and expansion of the historically significant Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, California. The scope of abatement work included the removal of lead paint from the building exterior using “peel away” to preserve the texture of the exterior concrete and abatement of other hazardous materials. 

The Griffith Observatory has undergone a complete renovation to make substantial additions to the existing landmark structure. Renovations included a new planetarium theater, construction of a new underground theater, called the “Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon,” the addition of 11,000 square feet exhibit space, new exhibits, an expanded book and gift shop, a modest cafeteria-style food service area, and completely reorganized office, shop, and production areas. Another major component of the renovation was the historic fabric of the existing building and domes and restoration of the floors, interior and exterior wall surfaces, lighting fixtures, metalwork, and ceiling murals. New plumbing, air conditioning, and electrical services were also installed, and the building was brought to code and ADA compliance. 




Los Angeles, California