Celebrating the Promised Land of San Francisco. Designed and constructed as associate designer at Delaney + Chin.
The granite paving of the plaza overlays three maps of the San Francisco bay area:
The Sacramento River Delta and The California Coast are etched into sierra white granite, and cross over the plaza's location on a larger scale map of San Francisco streets.
Two 20' granite monoliths engraved with the barcode message of "Promised" and "Land", stand as markers of the promise of contemporary commerce.
The natural faces of the two sierra granite monoliths have been laid horizontally to serve as a succulent planter.
Metal spheres attached to the surface of the granite planters depict the constellations of the night sky, a wayfaring device used by those in search of the promised land.
The maps of crucial bay area waterways are based on the graphic depiction of water in historic 19th century maps of the area.
Bonsai black pines reference the influence of eastern cultures, an important segment of those who have sought their promised land in the bay area.
Plan of the 10th and Market Art Plaza