The Momentary - Bentonville, Arkansas - Feb 22, 2020

Crowds Swarm New Art-Filled $2.26 Billion Transit Center in San Francisco

  • August 12, 2018 20:28

  • Email
Julie W. Chang, The Secret Garden (detail), Salesforce Transit Center Grand Hall, 2018
via SF Arts Commission
Rendering of the Salesforce Transit Center. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

Some twenty years in the making, a new $2.26 billion transit center in San Francisco is expected to eventually host over 100,000 people per day. Salesforce Transit Center opened Aug. 11 with huge crowds for a public preview.

The massive facility boasts a five-acre rooftop park and is interspersed with art on four levels of a combined one million square feet.

From Hyperallergic: San Francisco Arts Commission convinced the intergovernmental agency developing the center to commit $4.75 million to on-site public art. Ranging from designed floors to interactive fountains, this funding supported work by James Carpenter, Julie Chang, Jenny Holzer, and Ned Kahn. These works are in addition to Jim Campbell’s “Day for Night,” a recently unveiled LED video piece covering the top 130 feet of neighboring Salesforce Tower, which is the second tallest building west of the Mississippi.

Read more at Hyperallergic


  • Email

Advertisement

Advertisement

More News Feed Headlines

Camille Claudel, Sakuntala, marble, 1888, (1905 copy shown, Musée Rodin, Paris).

Google Doodle Honors Innovative French Sculptor Camille Claudel

  • heavy / December 8th, 2019

On her 155th birthday, French artist Camille Claudel (1864-1943) was given major recognition this Sunday (Dec. 8) ...

Read More...
The Turner Prize 2019 nominees are all winners: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Commack, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani.

Why the Four Turner Prize Finalists Got a Collective Win

  • NPR / December 8th, 2019

All four finalists — Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Tai Shani and Oscar Murillo — for the U.K.'s ...

Read More...
Sotheby’s set a new world auction record for any work of Impressionist art when Claude Monet’s iconic ‘Meules’ sold for $110.7 million in New York on May 14, 2019.

Top Execs to Exit Sotheby's in Latest Shake-Up

  • Page Six / December 4th, 2019

Several top executives at Sotheby's will be leaving, some voluntarily and some not, according to party buzz at the ...

Read More...
Rose and Thistle, furnishing fabric, William Morris, 1881, England.  Museum no.  T.634-1919.  © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 Is a Classic Blue Familiar in Art and Antiques

  • ArtfixDaily / December 4th, 2019

For 20 years, PANTONE has chosen a color that the company anticipates will be on trend for the year ahead. For 2020, ...

Read More...
Clarke Auction - December 15
Gianguan Auctions - December 16

ARTFIXdaily Artwire