Thursday, April 28, 2016

Visions of Pershing Square - One Winner, Two Runner-Ups and a Foul Ball

I just got back from the Palace Theater  in Downtown Los Angeles and the presentations by four groups of designers on the Re-Imaging of Pershing Square - one of Councilman Jose Huizar's many projects for Downtown Los Angeles.

And the good news is that there is a clear winner!  James Corner Field Operations (who for some reason went out of his way to - repeatedly - mispronounce the name of our city throughout his presentation) with Frederick Fisher and Partners - totally out-classed (other than in manners. of course) two of the other projects (Agence and Team, & wHY + Civitas) while SWA/Morphosis had a really... bizarre.... concept of making Pershing Square into an urban farm (among other things) with a massive metal building totally walling off 5th Street from the park.

Much more tomorrow.

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