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LOVE Park (JFK Plaza) - Skate 3 Remake(s) Session

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Uploaded on Dec 21, 2010

NotedDerk, pairsprowlin666 and myself fakeskate at not one, but two LOVE Park remakes (made by TaxableApples and chiliFRAT) in Skate 3. The remakes are both fairly accurate in scale and are very fun to skate! (BOOKMARK LINKS FOR BOTH PARKS ARE LOCATED BELOW!!!!)

A few months back, the three of us wanted to make a LOVE Park tribute video at chiliFRAT's version but it never happened. Derk and I had some clips at that place for a long time, then Prowlin showed me TaxableApples' newer version of this legendary spot. We couldn't pick which remake was better so we decided to make the video at both spots! And we chose the song with the locals in mind... Philadelphia hip-hop!

Enjoy our virtual tribute to one of the most famous pieces of skateboarding history: LOVE Park! Comment and let us know what you think.

chiliFRAT's LOVE Park Remake:
http://skate.ea.com/gallery?contentTy...

TaxableApples' LOVE Park Remake:
http://skate.ea.com/gallery?contentTy...

Love Park (official name: JFK Plaza) is a plaza located in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The park is nicknamed Love Park for Robert Indiana's Love sculpture which overlooks the plaza. The large space, granite surfaces, and curved steps made the plaza attractive to skateboarding and in the 1980s it became a popular location for skateboarders. In the 1990s, LOVE Park's international reputation as a skateboarding locale had been strengthened by the successes of some of its most famous users. Internationally known professional skateboarders like Bam Margera, Stevie Williams, Josh Kalis and Philadelphia native Kerry Getz made their names in the skateboarding industry by being identified with their frequent use of LOVE Park's ledges and stair sets. Additionally, the status of LOVE Park in international skateboarding culture led to Philadelphia being chosen to host the 2001 and 2002 X-Games. In 2002, Mayor John Street engaged in a campaign to enforce a ban on skateboarding at the park. Increased fines for skateboarding and his focus on enforcing an ignored two--year old ban of "skateboarding on all public property unless otherwise authorized" diminished LOVE Park's skating activities. Placing the final nail in LOVE Park's status as a world renowned skate--spot, Mayor Street ordered the park to undergo a $800,000 remodeling which added planters to block ledges, covered other areas with grass and flowers and replaced stone benches with wooden ones. On June 1, 2004, in hopes of reopening LOVE Park to skateboarders, DC Shoes offered the city of Philadelphia $1 million for the maintenance, security, upkeep and replacement of obstacles to skateboarding in the park. The offer was turned down. A replica of LOVE Park was featured as a level in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, Tony Hawk's Underground 2 and in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground. The park, called "Philadelphia, PA", was based on LOVE Park and features a replica of the JFK Plaza. Instead of the LOVE statue, however, there is a parody of the statue using game's initials: THPS.

For more Skate 3 famous spot remake sessions, hit up my channel:
http://www.youtube.com/illmaticAK47

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