Grand Hope (40 images)
The name is misleading. Grand Hope Park is neither grand nor hopeful. It's curious – a full city block in Los Angeles' Fashion District – a block between Grand Avenue and Hope Street turned into a collection of “outdoor rooms” in 1993 by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, rooms filled with eccentric California art, anchored by his odd mosaic clock tower. Now his park is the center of South Park – snazzy condos and the Staples Center and the Grammy Museum and...