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LA's decades-long effort to get Pershing Square right

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Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
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Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.

It's a 150-year-old public space for which there's been a lot of vision but not a whole lot of results. A new design competition aims to get Pershing Square right.

For decades, city developers in Los Angeles have debated what to do about downtown's Pershing Square.

It's a 150-year-old public space for which there's been a lot of vision but not a whole lot of results.

The latest effort at reimagining the park comes from the non-profit group "Pershing Square Renew," which launched a design competition and narrowed down the list of finalists to four late last year.

Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne joined Take Two to discuss the challenges of re-designing Pershing Square.

To hear the full interview, click the link above.

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