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LA's Tallest Vertical Garden Headed to DTLA's PacMutual

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The owners of the Financial District's PacMutual complex, a cluster of three office buildings built in the early twentieth century, are about to begin work on an 80-foot vertical garden they're calling the LiveWall. Rising Realty Partners bought the PacMutual, a city historic-cultural monument, in 2012 and set to work on a big renovation, knocking down a small one-story retail building on the Sixth Street side to reopen an old courtyard that will be used by a Tender Greens and Le Pain Quotidien for outdoor dining. The LiveWall, which will include flowering plants, is being installed on the Olive Street side of the complex, facing Pershing Square, with a small pocket park at its bottom (which is not pictured in the renderings); the green additions should debut in the summer. A French restaurant will also be opening behind the wall. The entire PacMutual complex was recently given LEED Platinum certification, making it the oldest building in southern California to get such a nod.

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