What are they doing to Ricardo Legorreta's Pershing Square design? First two main seating areas were torn out and replaced with children's playgrounds. Now the central water feature between the playgrounds is being covered with some kind of plywood floor.
This raises a number of questions. What will they do if rain runoff
clogs the fountain drain below? What happens when the wood gets wet and
buckles? And why is the 1994 park design, which cost nearly $15 Million
and still has not been fully paid off, being chipped away piece by