A rendering reveals a tower with multiple death-defying glass lap pools hanging out over the facade, so the building, proposed at 5th and Hill streets, kind of looks like Jenga. The tower would top out at 57 stories.
The much-maligned park has become a positively vibrant gathering place since the mesmerizing new "Liquid Shard" sculpture was installed July 28. The sculpture was designed by Patrick Shearn and installed with the help of visiting art students.
The Paris-based firm Agence Ter beat out three other finalists, winning the competition to redesign the unbeloved Pershing Square. The design will flatten out the park and include a huge, solar-powered, light-up canopy.
Pershing Square today is the result of a 1993 redesign that had careful nods to the rich history of Los Angeles, but was also too harsh, too shadeless, and eventually neglected. Now the city's on the verge of another complete makeover.
Design firms wHY and Citivas want to bring some lost topography back to Downtown. Their plan to redesign Pershing Square would hide entrances and exits to the underground parking garage with cleverly placed hills.
A fancy smart canopy highlights this video presentation from French firm Agence TER, one of four finalists in a contest to redesign Pershing Square. Featuring electricity-gathering solar panels, the canopy would help shade the park through the day.
The second of four finalists to redesign Pershing Square, High Line designer James Corner Field Operations—along with LA-based Frederick Fisher & Partners—shows off a redesign that takes elements from many eras in the park's history in this video.
A video presentation from one of the four finalists in a contest to redesign not-so-popular Pershing Square details plans for a "net-positive ecotopia," complete with an impressive urban farming facility and an "artisanal restaurant."
Pershing Square Renew, the nonprofit tasked with overseeing the redesign of LA's most hated park, has revealed the final design options from four teams: Agence Ter and Team, James Corner Field Operations, SWA/Morphosis, and wHy + Civitas.