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Los AngelesPershing Square is getting a new look. The Downtown Los Angeles neighborhood—which has seen significant new development—is being redeveloped by the city. Design agency Agence Ter has unveiled a “radical openness” concept for the project, which will create accessible green space for the community. The park, which currently sits on top of a parking structure, will be redeveloped at street level with views from Fifth Street to Sixth Street and Olive to Hill, and will feature a reflecting pool and a smart canopy that provides light in the evening and shade during the day. To find out more about the project, we sat down with Lauren Hamer, project manager at Agence Ter for an exclusive interview.

GlobeSt.com: What is your vision for the Pershing Square redesign project? Lauren Hamer: The vision is to re-open the square and transform it into a lush, green heart in downtown Los Angeles – an amenity that provides space for the daily life of residents as well as a world-class location for events and celebrations. This is the place you have a morning coffee, meet a friend, see a summer concert – a new nexus for public life in the city.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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