In what can only be termed “a bright idea,” the California Department of Transportation is working with internationally acclaimed artist Leo Villareal to create the world’s largest LED light sculpture on the western span of the Bay Bridge.
Following a lengthy meeting this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee voted 2-1 to move forward with an agreement between city officials and organizers of the America’s Cup race.
Construction on the new Bay Bridge in underway. The project organizers just posted a video on the most recent development where the 4th segment for the SAS main tower was lifted into place. The segment weighed 500 tons and it took 10 hours just to lift it high enough to place on the bridge. Check it out for yourself.
New York City may have the High Line, but the Bay Area may just get our own green trail called the East Bay Greenway, a 12-mile bike path under the elevated BART tracks between Oakland and Hayward. Utilizing the space underneath the tracks could not only provide bikers with a safe traveling route but also help revitalize the area along the proposed path.
Tomorrow the Palace of Fine Arts reopens after a $21.2 million restoration. SF’s pretty pink lady will now be bright and shiny and ready for the masses to enjoy. The PFA was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific Exposition as a temporary structure meant to be dismantled after the fair ended. However, years later, in the immortal words of Sir Elton John – it’s still standing.