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    Brett Lezon
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    I’m visiting San Francisco in early Feb. for 4 days and curious to hear what I must visit with limited time?  I’ve already started to develop a list, but don’t want to forget something.  Thanks in advance! 

    #158890

    Jessie He Hong
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    OLIN’s project of GAP headquarter (roof garden and plaza, and another project of OLIN just one block away from here on the pier.)

    Academy of Sciences and Japanese garden in Golden Gate Parks. you have to pay for both. 

    #158889

    jennifer Bloch
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    #158888

    Brett Lezon
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    Thank you He and Jennifer! 

    #158887

    Albert C
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    A quick list having worked in the City for the last 14 years:

    Mint Plaza, neat little urban plaza done by CMG Landscape Archtecture

    Yerba Buena Gardens, nice open space in SOMA area

    Crissy Field, Presidio, location, location, location

    Drew School Assembly Wing, something completely different a vertical garden done with Patrick Blanc using like over 100 native plants. A real technical achievement, hydroponics,fertigation and gravity driven irrigation to name just a few of the systems making this thing work.   On Broderick at California.

    #158886

    Brett Lezon
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    Albert your recommendations are much appreciated!  I can’t wait to visit!  Thank you! 

    #158885

    Brett T. Long
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    Hey Brett,

    Don’t forget to get across the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods and up the coast a bit to Point Reyes. http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm 

    http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm   Enjoy.

    #158884

    ida
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    Golden Gate Park!

    De Young Museum, for sure should be on your list. Also, Andy Goldsworthy’s installation at the Presido, “Spire” and the surrounding park is a treat to see. 

    #158883

    Brett Lezon
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    Great ideas Brett and Ida!  Thank you!  

    #158882

    Alan Ray, RLA
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    Levi-Straus Plaza by Halprin is one of my faves……

     

    #158881

    Alan Ray, RLA
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    Japanese gardens at Golden Gate Park is very nice…..

     

    #158880

    Trace One
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    don’t forget the great book – Stairway Walks” in SF, I  think the author is Balalinsky or something weird like that – but Stairway gardens, and it’s set up so you can do a great tour – reallly fun, some are famous..

    #158879

    Ellis Cucksey
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    If you can spare the time, take the BART train across (actualy, under) the bay over to Oakland and check out Jack London Square and the area around Lake Merritt.

     

    http://wiki.worldflicks.org/lake_merritt.html

    http://www.yelp.com/biz/lake-merritt-oakland

    #158878

    jennifer Bloch
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    the MLK memorial at Yerba Buena Gardens near MOMA, the insane bamboo garden at 560 Mission Street (Hart Howerton LA, Cesar Pelli architect…), and across the street 555: sculptural green wall and fixtures, and also the landscape and fixtures in the outdoor space by the jewish museum  (all these things are on Mission Street – in a concise area)….

    #158877

    Brett Lezon
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    Thank you all for the great recommendations! 

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