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