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We All Lose: Pershing Square Fountain Opens First

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at 01:50PM
Pershing Square Fountain Eric Richardson [Flickr]

A couple poses for a photo in front of Pershing Square's fountain, which once again has water in it.

Two weeks ago we asked what would open first: Lower Angels Knoll park, the Pershing Square fountain or L.A. Live. It wasn't a particularly fair contest, but overwhelmingly your responses indicated no faith in city government and chose that L.A. Live would be first on the scene.

Suckers.

The Pershing Square fountain got back into business today, pumping water into its pool of smooth stones to the delight of tourists and pigeons alike.

Lower Angels Knoll park continues to show no evidence that it ever intends to open. It just might take as long for crews to clean off all the pigeon droppings from the site as it has to construct the place. The spot is a favorite for pigeon feeders, despite the fact that feeding pigeons is a misdemeanor offense in the area.

L.A. Live continues to be on course for a November opening of the project's restaurant and retail spaces. The GRAMMY Museum has opening festivities scheduled for December 2 - 7.

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