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Address: Boundaries are South Hill St, South Olive St, West Sixth St, and West Fifth St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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Not as Google describes but still a cultural insight

Google calls this an artsy park with summer activities. Yes there are some aging art pieces and someone flew a wind based piece over part of the park, but the real attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2017
RichardfromHB
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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not sure why this gets good reviews. It's an alright looking urban square surrounded by multiple people asking for money and with a slightly unsafe vibe. All the security on the doors of surrounding businesses are there for a reason - I've never seen security in a Starbucks before. Don't bother.

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Thank Andyuk100
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the most ugly and pitiful urban squares I have ever seen. Most of the trees and plants are dead or dying, Lots of concrete and ugly painted concrete structures. Just a huge dead space surrounded by generally ugly architecture. No one wants to linger,

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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Google calls this an artsy park with summer activities. Yes there are some aging art pieces and someone flew a wind based piece over part of the park, but the real attraction here is the way the park fits a vital role in the City of LA's life. The Metro is just across the street and Union Station is an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Pershing Square has a lot of history and is an attraction in the heart of the city. According to the website, there are different programs going on at the site throughout the year. Through the eyes of a traveler, it is another attraction site with not much do do and to see. A good place to sit for drinks and... More 

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Thank Prawet J
Lodz, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

heart of the city. But I don't understand why - in LA there are no people! In NY in the same place there are crowds. But here on the ice there were only 3 people...

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I would've loved to have given this a higher rating but one half of the park was a farmers market while the other half was closed. I would've liked to have walked around more without seeing the place filled with a lot of homeless people. It sadly becomes a sore eye.

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Thank pixiedreamer
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Located in the heart of city surrounded by high rise building. It's a nice area to in the downtown but nearby can find homeless people too.

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Thank joanadventure
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This colorful city square located in the jewelry district, high rise buildings surround it. sometimes there are lunch time activities, summer music play, winter ice skating. Screen the busy street traffic, but I think in it people should see the busy street to enjoy people watching.

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Thank RChangla
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I originally intended to see the Liquid Shard exhibition in the square, but it was over by the time I visited. Still, I decided to go and check out the square before taking class at Bar Method a couple of blocks away, and I am glad I did. The space is bright and colorful--a nice break from the stern facades... More 

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Thank Sylvie S
Grayson, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Nice area to listen to music, have a picnic on the lawn, eat dinner from a food truck. So much going on at this one spot in the city that changes often... nice to have in downtown LA among buildings, shops and restaurants.

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