Friday, April 29, 2016

Public Feedback Time

Dear Friend of Pershing Square,

Last night, we attended an event where the four finalists in the Pershing Square Renew design competition presented their proposals. At the link below you'll find representative images from each proposal, and our thoughts on how the designs reflect the historic integrity of the site.

Click here to learn about the finalists.

While none of the proposals calls for the restoration of John Parkinson's 1910 park design, three of them show clear inspiration from the past, and that's encouraging. Even though it's not possible to vote for a restored Pershing Square, your feedback can still urge Pershing Square Renew and the winning design team to work harder at keeping Pershing Square a space that respects and reflects its 150 year history.

There is LESS THAN ONE WEEK for the public to give feedback. The winning design will be selected in mid-May.

At the bottom of this post, you'll find a public comment link. Please take a moment to take a stand for the restoration of John Parkinson's 1910 park by posting feedback on one or more of the finalist design's entry question #5 ("other comments").

Here are our suggested talking points, and of course you are free to add your own:

• I support the restoration of John Parkinson's 1910 park design. I wish there was an option to vote for that.

• It is important to me that the park's historic sculptures, including the oldest piece of public art in Los Angeles (the landmarked Spanish-American War Memorial) remain in Pershing Square in any redesign. They ought to be returned to their historic locations in the park.

Click here to post your public comment.

We thank you for your continued concern for our great city's oldest public park.

Kim Cooper & Richard Schave
LAVA - The Los Angeles Visionaries Association
& The Pershing Square Restoration Society

No comments:

Post a Comment