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Four with a plan
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Sergieff, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Architects (L to R) Karl Chu, Bahram Shirdel, William Taylor and Andy Zago hold up their model for the re-design of Pershing Square. Their claim is that this design deals with the park as "an urban event rather than a physical presence." Former Mayor Cristobal Aguilar signed Pershing Square into being in 1866. At the time, Pershing Square was called La Plaza Abaja ("The Lower Plaza"), then known as Central Park for many years. However, it was renamed Pershing Square in 1918 in honor of General John J. Pershing. The park was first renovated in 1911; in the 1950s a car garage was built beneath it. The park was eventually redesigned by architect Ricardo Legoretta and landscapist Laurie Olin in 1994. Pershing Square takes up the entire block and is bounded by 5th Street to the north, 6th Street to the south, Hill Street to the east, and Olive Street to the west. Photo dated: April 12, 1987.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Pershing Square.
Shirdel, Bahram
Taylor, William
Zago, Andy
Chu, Karl
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Architects--California--Los Angeles
Architectural models
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pershing Square (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Wines, Jim

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