HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #5181  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 2:12 AM
Quixote's Avatar
Quixote Quixote is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by scania View Post
I think it's appropriate for the area. I like it.
I just want a simple park design with grass, trees, benches, and maybe a fountain as a focal point. The best example is Manhattan's Bryant Park.
__________________
"I'm an LA guy, can't help it." -- Tiger Woods

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." -- John Muir
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5182  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 5:33 AM
Resident Resident is offline
BikeMike
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Miracle Mile, formerly DTLA
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quixote View Post
I just want a simple park design with grass, trees, benches, and maybe a fountain as a focal point. The best example is Manhattan's Bryant Park.
Bryant Park is nothing like that. They have ping pong tables, food thingies, bar, coffee shop, library........
__________________
BikeMike should be banned.

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Area Wide Board Member (DLANCAWBM)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5183  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 5:39 AM
Quixote's Avatar
Quixote Quixote is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by Resident View Post
Bryant Park is nothing like that. They have ping pong tables, food thingies, bar, coffee shop, library........
Please... stop.
__________________
"I'm an LA guy, can't help it." -- Tiger Woods

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." -- John Muir
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5184  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 6:16 AM
Resident Resident is offline
BikeMike
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Miracle Mile, formerly DTLA
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quixote View Post
Please... stop.
I've included a link so you can actually explore the park:

http://bryantpark.org/the-park

Ping Pong, Library, Food stalls, fountain, More food, Carrousel, Chess, Cafe, bar.

Bryant park is a great park but it is not just a "simple park design with grass, trees, benches, and maybe a fountain as a focal point."

And if you wanted that in a park in Los Angeles, there is a good park that is a half block north of this one that fits your description.
__________________
BikeMike should be banned.

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Area Wide Board Member (DLANCAWBM)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5185  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 12:58 PM
ocman ocman is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Paris
Posts: 1,937
There's always the Pershing Square redo by the French. But yeah, too many parks look like college campus landscaping, lacking elegance. Los Angeles, unfortunately, doesn't do gardens or floral detailing, just grass and trees.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5186  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 3:19 PM
pwright1's Avatar
pwright1 pwright1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Resident View Post
I've included a link so you can actually explore the park:

http://bryantpark.org/the-park

Ping Pong, Library, Food stalls, fountain, More food, Carrousel, Chess, Cafe, bar.

Bryant park is a great park but it is not just a "simple park design with grass, trees, benches, and maybe a fountain as a focal point."

And if you wanted that in a park in Los Angeles, there is a good park that is a half block north of this one that fits your description.
Yes it has those things but when you step into it, it is basically a beautiful park with tables, chairs, grass and a fountain.
https://goo.gl/photos/bHbcUAdZjxuzitra7
https://goo.gl/photos/hj9wJs8qKPWdKFrw7
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5187  
Old Posted May 25, 2017, 3:16 AM
citywatch citywatch is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quixote View Post
I just want a simple park design
that would also seemingly help in keeping the budget more reasonable too. but designers must feel like they're not not earning their commission if they stick to the principle of.......





Video Link



Video Link



Video Link
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5188  
Old Posted May 25, 2017, 7:04 AM
Resident Resident is offline
BikeMike
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Miracle Mile, formerly DTLA
Posts: 164
Well sure, if you take away all of those things, totally just a piece of grass. But you can't, because that is no longer Bryant Park. Bryant park wouldn't be nearly as popular without those things. There is a reason people mention Bryant Square Park and not Madison Square Park, or Washington Square Park, or Union Square park. Those parks are just benches and trees and chairs. Bryant park actually has programming and stuff to do.



Quote:
Originally Posted by pwright1 View Post
Yes it has those things but when you step into it, it is basically a beautiful park with tables, chairs, grass and a fountain.
https://goo.gl/photos/bHbcUAdZjxuzitra7
https://goo.gl/photos/hj9wJs8qKPWdKFrw7
__________________
BikeMike should be banned.

Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Area Wide Board Member (DLANCAWBM)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5189  
Old Posted May 25, 2017, 6:11 PM
scania's Avatar
scania scania is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA (DTLA)/Atlanta, Ga. (Midtown)
Posts: 1,465
Quote:
Originally Posted by Resident View Post
Well sure, if you take away all of those things, totally just a piece of grass. But you can't, because that is no longer Bryant Park. Bryant park wouldn't be nearly as popular without those things. There is a reason people mention Bryant Square Park and not Madison Square Park, or Washington Square Park, or Union Square park. Those parks are just benches and trees and chairs. Bryant park actually has programming and stuff to do.
Agreed!!!
__________________
It's a beautiful day!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5190  
Old Posted May 25, 2017, 8:39 PM
pwright1's Avatar
pwright1 pwright1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 2,036
Quote:
Originally Posted by Resident View Post
Well sure, if you take away all of those things, totally just a piece of grass. But you can't, because that is no longer Bryant Park. Bryant park wouldn't be nearly as popular without those things. There is a reason people mention Bryant Square Park and not Madison Square Park, or Washington Square Park, or Union Square park. Those parks are just benches and trees and chairs. Bryant park actually has programming and stuff to do.
I fully understand that. But again, when I go to Bryant Park when I'm in NY, I visually see a beautiful park with grass, trees, flowers, a fountain. That is why I love going there. Yes it has activities and other things. People visit the park for their own reasons. If I were to go there and see lots of steps, lots of concrete, blocked from the sidewalk like Pershing Square, I would not go. Bryant Park is a beautiful park with beautiful grounds in a beautiful setting, and that is why I go.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5191  
Old Posted Yesterday, 12:51 AM
citywatch citywatch is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 5,082
such a relief....& long overdue.....knowing that formerly high visibility parking lots in dt, due in part to the way they've interacted with surrounding locations....such as rooftop restaurants.....are finally becoming more than that......

2012:


Ingrid V, yelp.com

2017:


Flora H, yelp.com
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5192  
Old Posted Yesterday, 7:22 AM
CaliNative CaliNative is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 366
Quote:
Originally Posted by pwright1 View Post
I fully understand that. But again, when I go to Bryant Park when I'm in NY, I visually see a beautiful park with grass, trees, flowers, a fountain. That is why I love going there. Yes it has activities and other things. People visit the park for their own reasons. If I were to go there and see lots of steps, lots of concrete, blocked from the sidewalk like Pershing Square, I would not go. Bryant Park is a beautiful park with beautiful grounds in a beautiful setting, and that is why I go.
Unfortunately many parks are now designed to make them unattractive gathering/sleeping places for homeless people. No grass. No benches. No restrooms etc. This makes them also unusable for non-homeless. They are vacant spaces devoid of purpose. The wrecking of Pershing Square started in the late 1950s, when they tore up a nice central square with trees and fountains and grass, a put in a parking garage. The square was ruined. There were some down on their luck types in the 1950s, but they generally had beds in flophouses and shelters and SRO hotels. The square was also filled with plenty of "regular" people strolling around. It helped that the L.A. Philharmonic played in the auditorium across the street, and the Biltmore was the biggest & best hotel. As a kid, I remember the orators in Pershing Square, who would hold forth on various political subjects on the weekends. It was a busy scene. Now the square is a wasteland presided over by an unhappy & lonely scowling statue of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Last edited by CaliNative; Yesterday at 7:41 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5193  
Old Posted Yesterday, 6:35 PM
cesar90 cesar90 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 365


















Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5194  
Old Posted Yesterday, 9:41 PM
dc_denizen's Avatar
dc_denizen dc_denizen is offline
Selfie-stick vendor
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 4,135
woah, great pics!
__________________
Joined the bus on the 33rd seat
By the doo-doo room with the reek replete
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5195  
Old Posted Today, 1:17 AM
Wilcal Wilcal is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Yucaipa--LA exurban wasteland
Posts: 642
Quote:
Originally Posted by dc_denizen View Post
woah, great pics!
Yes Cesar, what were (was) your vantage point?
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 5:39 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.