California’s residents are fighting over a proposed state law that could radically change what’s built in their neighborhoods.
In downtown Los Angeles, there’s an all-ages punk club called The Smell. In the 17 years that it’s been open, it’s become a real hub for local underground music. But after the land it sits on was purchased last year, it now faces the possibility of being shut down. The news sparked outrage mixed with anxiety that the changes taking place in downtown are not all for the better.
Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles is a step closer to getting a makeover – with four semi-finalists now selected.
But what happens next? Will the winning idea become a reality? And will any design scheme be able to combat the biggest obstacle to Pershing Square’s success: the parking structure below?