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Straw Poll: What's Opening First?

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 01:54PM
Angels Knoll Park Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Lower Angels Knoll park, scheduled to open June 30.

It's a lazy Tuesday afternoon, and time for all of you to weigh in on the first of an occasional series of blogdowntown straw polls. Today's topic: Which of these projects will be up and running first? Our contestants: Lower Angels Knoll park, the Pershing Square fountain and L.A. Live.

Let's get the backstories:

Lower Angels Knoll Park: First funded in 2001, the reconstruction of Lower Angels Knoll park was slated to be complete on June 30th, but that date's come and gone, with the park still only open for the vast crowd of pigeons that befoul its new concrete.

Pershing Square Fountain: The water feature at the center of Pershing Square was intended to be back up and running before the summer concert series started in early June. Two months later, there are no visible signs on progress on work at the conversation-starting park.

L.A. Live: The $2.5 billion L.A Live is slated to open its restaurants and retail in October and November. The massive project has been moving at full speed, nailing its deadline on the Nokia Theatre and raising its 55-story hotel building at roughly one floor per week.

So what do you think? Who's getting up and running first? No true poll functionality here (maybe next time), so just drop your opinion in the comments.


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