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L.A.'s Latest Park Marks a Shift in the City's Psyche

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 10, 2012 01:08 AM
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by Sam Hall Kaplan last modified Aug 09, 2012

Do we sense a subtle shift in the too often pedantic world of planning and design from private conceits to public conscious constructs, and in of all places Los Angeles, as evidenced by the heralded dedication this summer of a new downtown park? To be sure, the first phase of the 12 acre park is a promising space, linking in a series of terraces edged by select plantings and brightly painted seating, from the neomodern Music Center to the west to the neoclassical City Hall to the east. Helping in particular these dog days of summer is a refurbished memorial fountain that invites wading and splashing, as well as the office workers out of the adjacent government buildings. read more






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