Union Bank Plaza, Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles landmarks first Corporate Modern downtown skyscraper


News of the renovations was enough to prompt The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) to add the plaza to it's Landslide demolition watchlist, however. 

The paved plaza features a series of freeform interlocking shallow pools, fountains, and lawns overlaid with a grid of trees and planters. The design, according to the TCLF website, was created by Eckbo to provide a "quiet, shaded, water-cooled retreat from the noise, confusion, and austerity of downtown streets."