Redesigning Pershing Square

Today, city officials announced a new chapter for L.A.’s first park, Pershing Square. They’re launching an international competition to redesign it. The all-concrete space that sits on top of a parking lot has been criticized for decades as a failed public space. There have been many past attempts to make it over. What’s the goal of this latest effort and how will it change the park?

Photo: Seth Flaxman


Jon Regardie - contributor to LA Magazine, former executive editor of the Los Angeles Downtown News - @DowntownNews, Fred Kent - Project for Public Spaces - @fred_kent

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