Hundreds of Angelenos looking on as their favorite social gathering place, Pershing Square, is demolished during a 1951-52 makeover. Trees, gardens, water fountains, etc., were removed and the grounds were excavated to make way for an underground parking structure. Afterwards, the city built a new version of Pershing Square on top of the underground structure--only this time, the park had more cement and less foliage. (LAPL 00039788) Bizarre Los Angeles

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