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January 2, 2012 at 2:17 pm #158876
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!January 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm #158890Jessie He HongParticipant
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.January 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm #158889jennifer BlochParticipant
parklets: http://sfpavementtoparks.sfplanning.org/January 2, 2012 at 11:03 pm #158888
Thank you He and Jennifer!January 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm #158887Albert CParticipant
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.January 3, 2012 at 10:19 pm #158886
Albert your recommendations are much appreciated! I can’t wait to visit! Thank you!January 3, 2012 at 10:39 pm #158885Brett T. LongParticipant
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.htmJanuary 4, 2012 at 1:34 am #158884idaParticipant
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.January 4, 2012 at 4:20 am #158883
Great ideas Brett and Ida! Thank you!January 25, 2012 at 12:38 am #158882Alan Ray, RLAParticipant
Levi-Straus Plaza by Halprin is one of my faves……January 25, 2012 at 12:39 am #158881Alan Ray, RLAParticipant
Japanese gardens at Golden Gate Park is very nice…..January 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm #158880Trace OneParticipant
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..January 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm #158879Ellis CuckseyParticipant
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.htmlJanuary 26, 2012 at 7:21 am #158878jennifer BlochParticipant
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)….January 27, 2012 at 4:55 am #158877
Thank you all for the great recommendations!
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