Wednesday, September 4, 2013

L.A. Noire's Virtual Pershing Square (circa 1947)

Since launching this campaign, many people have asked us: what did Pershing Square look like before it was ripped up to put in the underground parking garage?

While vintage postcards and photos are quite evocative, it's hard to beat a three-dimensional, full color, interactive Pershing Square (circa 1947) to get our point across.

Courtesy of the L.A. Noire video game coders, and YouTuber WarOnRealityGaming, we give you John Parkinson's beautiful park in all its glory.

You'll see the mature palms, spreading lawns, street level access, shaded benches and the famous central fountain held up by cherubs. With the exception of the homicide cops wading in the water, this is what our petition asks the city to restore.

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