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Pershing Square Building Still Growing

By Eric Richardson
Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at 09:24AM
Lifting Eric Richardson [Flickr]

At 5th and Hill today, a crane resumed the process of lifting steel to the top of the 1924 Pershing Square building.

As Angelenic reported last month, the building owner hopes to turn the roof and basement into nightlife venues. Two additional levels are being built onto the building's roof.

The building, located at 448 S. Hill, opened in September of 1924. Its basement contained the Thompson Coffee Shop and Grill, a 9,000 square foot coffee shop done in "Old English" architecture and color schemes.

In March of 1925, Brooks Brothers opened a 10,000 square foot store that occupied the building's entire second floor. The store was the company's fifth in Los Angeles.

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