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Pershing Square is a 1 block Los Angeles landmark boarderd by Hill, Olive, 5th, and 6th Streets. It was created in 1866 under the name Central Park. In 1918 it was dedicated to General John Pershing, the leader of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I on Armistice Day (Now Veterans' Day). During the 1960s, however, the square fell into decline and soon became stompting grouns to the homeless thus lowering the public interest in it. However, in 1994 a successful renovation attempt was done witha nice modernist campanile by Mexican architect, Ricardo Legorreta. Modern day Pershing Square also includes a very geometric/modernist fountain that includs a giant waterfall splashing onto the pavement.

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