New Spring Street Park. Lehrer archs. From Bureau of Engineering.
Concept for Spring Street Park, Los Angeles. From theloftexchange.com
I hope more parks would be developed in Los Angeles, the city for automobiles, the city where walking between high buildings without human scale is not nice. Pershing Square designed by Legorreta, so boring and empty, specially in Summer, except for a few ones who want some tanning.
From the loftexchange.com:
The city continues to fine-tune its design and plans for a 0.7-acre park set to replace a parking lot in the Historic Core.
The latest conceptual designs for the Spring Street Park, which will be located between the Rowan and El Dorado Lofts, were unveiled at a recent community workshop hosted by Council District 9 office and the Downtown Neighborhood Council, and led by the Bureau of Engineering’s Architectural Division, and Michael Lehrer Architects, who are in the process of preparing the final park design plans.
Attendees of the meeting got a peek at the park's proposed walking paths, seating furniture, water features, art work and security fences. As planned, the park would feature eco-permeable pavers and stormwater runoff mitigation which is designed to capture and treat all the water runoff from the park site before entering the underground storm drain system.
New Spring Street Park, Los Angeles. From http://archpaper.com/news/articles.asp?id=5906