Flickr pic by Hunter DTLA via Skyscaper Forum
During the excavation of the old State building site, next to Grand Park, (another) foundation was uncovered at Broadway and First. Downtown sleuths are speculating it belonged to the former LA Times building, perhaps a basement. The evidence starts at Skyscaper Forum.
If so, and sure looks like it is, tht's the site of the "Crime of the Century," the 1910 bombing of the LA Times.
A history list from the LA Times
February 14, 1887: The Los Angeles Times begins publishing on Mondays, making it a true daily.
October 1, 1910: The Times Building at First and Broadway is dynamited by union terrorists, killing 20 employees and destroying the building.
October 1, 1911: The cornerstone is laid for the third Times Building built on the site of the second Times Building at First and Broadway. (The second building was originally a Times branch office at 531 South Spring Street.)
Two LA Times building. via Water & Power
H/T Beth Topping