As part of a planned multi-year redevelopment of the former Ambassador College campus, the Hall of Administration is scheduled for controlled demolition between July and September, 2015. During preparation and throughout the demolition process, requests to film at this 4-story office building will be entertained on a case-by-case basis. This is a unique opportunity for production companies to film scenes which might require such scripted elements as: explosive pyrotechnics, controlled burns, interior simulated gunfire, vehicle crashes, demolition and/or other types of sfx and stunt sequences.
Fireworks as the WCG's Vatican goes up in an apocalyptic B-grade movie end worthy of a Basil Wolverton scenario.
details the colourful unofficial history of the building.
From adulterous romps in department head's offices to in flagrante delicto in the Pastor General's office, this building has seen it all. From masturbating ministers listening to coeds tell their secrets to stolen gropes and kisses in the elevators. From gay romps in the AICF offices to the State of California coming in and changing locks kicking church officials out. From protests and sit-in's to exhibits of the terracotta soldiers from China to exquisite gold and silver crafts from Thailand. Kings and Queens walked its marble floors.Rather than a Bible passage in tribute, perhaps a reference to Shelley's Ozymandias poem is not inappropriate...
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
Here endeth the lesson.
(Thanks to Gary and Reg for the heads up).