Thursday 5 December 2019
Bug, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

Related stories: Prisoner

The legs of the bug were formed from electrical and gas pipes that rose out of the ground. The segmented underbelly of the bug was painted in yellow. The eyes of the bug were painted onto rectangular electrical boxes. The head of the bug was drawn on the surface of the container. A large green insect was drawn on the side of a shipping container that formed part of the Mersea restaurant. The insect stood next to a sign that read, "Mersea, Treasure Island, San Francisco." View all

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Wednesday 4 December 2019
Prisoner, Art From Public Objects, Artist: Tom Bob, An American Artist, A Treasure Island Drawing, San Francisco's Treasure Island

Related stories: Bug

The prisoner was drawn on the side of a shipping container that formed one wall of the Mersea restaurant on Treasure Island, a part of San Francisco, California. The prisoner appeared to be swimming away from Alcatraz. The prisoner's legs were metal power feeds attached to the container. The prisoner's eye was huge, looking back at the prison from which he had escaped. The soles of the prisoner's shoes were created by painting the power feed caps brown with a horizontal line indicating the separation of the heel from the sole. Notice that the prisoner has two different sized feet. View all

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Tuesday 3 December 2019
The Rooftop Garden Generally, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Related stories: Amphitheater Bus Fountain Plant Diplays Signs

A metal foosball game was set up next to the lunch area to provide the younger adults with a physical activity during lunch. A play area open to kids and adults provided nets attached to vertical poles that one could climb or walk on. The common sort of bench on the Rooftop Garden of the Salesforce Transbay Center provided seating for just a single person. These benches were not wide enough for the homeless to sleep on them. A Starbucks cafe occupied the third floor of the Salesforce Tower. To the right and inside was an elevator down. View all

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Monday 2 December 2019
Redwood Canopy, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: California Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Prehistoric Garden Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Irrigating With Fog South African Garden Cloud Forest Lavender (Lavandula) Gunnera Tinctoria On Rooftop Garden Cluster Lily (Agapanthus) Australian Garden

A relatively small redwood tree grew against a backdrop of office buildings. A redwood tree grew next to a pine tree. Neither tree was tall enough to create a complex canopy yet. The sign was attached to the fence separating the sidewalk from the plant exhibits. Here, the sign read in part: "The redwood tree canopy creates a unique ecosystem hundreds of feet above the ground." View all

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Sunday 1 December 2019
Bus Fountain, Artsit: Ned Kahn, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Related stories: Amphitheater Plant Diplays Rooftop Garden Generally Signs

The sign for the Bus Fountain was attached to the fence bordering the sidewalk near one end of the fountain. It Read: BUS FOUNTAIN Environmental Artist Ned Kahn's bus fountain registers the movement of buses by activating water jets as buses pass under sensors on the Bus Deck below the park. The water sprayed up through the floor of the Bus Fountain, which indicated that a bus had just moved below this point. The Bus Fountain was bordered by a glass wall that reflected seating that faced the fountain. The holes in the floor are the holes up through which water is projected when a bus moves below. View all

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Saturday 30 November 2019
Amthitheater, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Related stories: Bus Fountain Plant Diplays Rooftop Garden Generally Signs

A lawn filled the area in front of the Amphitheater. Kids played on the lawn while parents stuck to the path. Steps led up to, and down from, the amphitheater stage. Plants grew over the hand rail, discouraging safety. A sign over the stage removed any doubt that this was the location of the "Salesforce park Amphitheater." Elevators, behind the climbing ivy, emptied directly onto a grassy area that faced an amphitheater stage (behind the camera). View all

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Friday 29 November 2019
Signs, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Related stories: Amphitheater Bus Fountain Plant Diplays Rooftop Garden Generally

Other buildings, in addition to the Salesforce building, also had level access to the garden. This particular access was marked, "No Exit." At intervals, pillar style exit signs would point the way to exits as in stairs, escalators, and elevators. At intervals, an informational sign would be posted against the fence bordering the sidewalk. This sign described, "San Francisco's Fog." A sign near a central lawn read, in part: "Salesforce, Family Sunday Fun Day, Sundays 11am - 12:30pm." A sign was posted above a stage. It read, "Salesforce Park amphitheater." View all

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Thursday 28 November 2019
Plants Generally, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Redwood Canopy Cape Floral Region Prehistoric Garden South African Garden California Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Lavender (Lavandula) Irrigating With Fog Aloe Cluster Lily (Agapanthus) Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea)

A native grass lawn bordered the path on its inside. A sign on the lawn prohibited walking on the native grass. Just beyond the native grass lawn was the Salesforce Transit Center's central dome. Tall native grass bordered that dome. People gave scale to the plants and trees bordering the Rooftop Garden at Salesforce Transbay Center. A family took a stroll through the Rooftop Garden. Notice how trees on the inside, shaded the path that ran around the outside. Individual sized benches faced a profusion of full tall bushes. View all

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Wednesday 27 November 2019
Mediterranean Basin, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea) Aloe Prehistoric Garden Redwood Canopy Chilean Garden Cork Oak (Quercus suber) Cape Floral Region Cluster Lily (Agapanthus) California Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Gunnera Tinctoria On Rooftop Garden

Three shades of green were displayed by a tree, two identical bushes, and low shrubbery. A fourth shade was the shadowed plant behind the others. A second sign showed all the "Mediterranean Gardens Of The World," and which rooftop garden represented each area. Yellow flowers reached towards the sun. The sign labeled, "Mediterranean Basin," was attached to the fence bordering the sidewalk. It read, in part: "San Francisco's connection to the Mediterranean Basin extends beyond its cultural history of Spanish Settlement." Delicate lavender colored flowers grew along the fence and grew through the fence reaching for the sidewalk. View all

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Tuesday 26 November 2019
Irrigating With Fog, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Cloud Forest Australian Garden Lavender (Lavandula) South African Garden Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Cape Floral Region Cork Oak (Quercus suber) Redwood Canopy Plants Generally Gunnera Tinctoria On Rooftop Garden

The plants in the "Irrigating With Fog" garden leaned over toward the sidewalk. The sign labeled, "Irrigating With Fog," was attached to the fence separating the sidewalk from the garden. The sign read in part: "Here in the Bay Area, and in California generally, many plants have evolved using fog to survive." Another purple flowering plant was part of the "Irrigating With Fog" garden. This plant grew flowers in dense clumps. Lovely purple flowers bloomed on the ground near the fence. An overview shot of the "Irrigating With Fog" garden, as a part of the Roof Garden of the Salesforce Transbay Center. View all

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Monday 25 November 2019
Cape Floral Region Garden, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea) Cloud Forest Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Chilean Garden Prehistoric Garden Australian Garden Plants Generally Cluster Lily (Agapanthus) Mediterranean Basin Aloe

An odd tree or bush grew in the Cape Floral Region garden. It grew up as well as out and down. Enthusiastic plants grew out through the fence as if invading the sidewalk. Assorted plants grew in the Cape Floral Region garden in the Rooftop Garden of the Salesforce Transbay Center. The sign which described "The Cape Floral Region" was partly occluded by plants. It read in part: "A biodiversity hotspot, the Cape Floral Region in South Africa is home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world." View all

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Sunday 24 November 2019
South African Garden, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Aloe Cloud Forest Mediterranean Basin Plants Generally Cape Floral Region Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea) California Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Redwood Canopy Cork Oak (Quercus suber) Gunnera Tinctoria On Rooftop Garden

A large limestone cornbush plant displayed its dramatic orange flowers. The sign for the South African Garden was attached to the fence dividing the sidewalk from the plant exhibits. That sign read in part: "The level of diversity of plant life in South Africa is among the greatest in the world. In San Francisco we are fortunate to have the climatic conditions necessary to grow plants from this biodiversity hotspot." A group of small starter plants were planted just behind the fence and grew low to the ground. The pink ice protea with its distinctive stalks, and dramatic pink blooms (currently absent). View all

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Saturday 23 November 2019
Grass Trees, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana) Mediterranean Basin Cloud Forest Redwood Canopy Cluster Lily (Agapanthus) Aloe Australian Garden Lavender (Lavandula) Cork Oak (Quercus suber) South African Garden

Six Grass Trees were planted alongside the path in the Rooftop Garden of the Salesforce Transbay Center. They were planted along with low flowering bushes which hid what little trunk the Grass Trees may of had. The sign for this exhibit was mounted on the fence dividing the sidewalk from grass trees. That sign read in part: "Xanthorrhoea, commonly known as the Grass Tree, is a medium size tree with grass-like leaves, palm-like stems, and a spike of small white flowers. Native to eastern Australia, Grass Trees may grow only 3 feet in 100 years, and mature trees can be centuries old. When young, this tree could easily be mistaken for native grass. View all

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Friday 22 November 2019
Chilean Garden, On The Rooftop Garden, At Salesforce Transbay Transit Center, San Francisco, California

Some related stories: South African Garden Cloud Forest Australian Garden California Oak (Quercus agrifolia) Redwood Canopy Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea) Cork Oak (Quercus suber) Cape Floral Region Plants Generally Lavender (Lavandula)

A sign, posted on the fence separating the sidewalk from the garden, read in part: "Nestled between the Pacific Ocean to the west and mountains to the east, the Chilean matorral is one of the world's Mediterranean climate zones." One of the Chilean plants grew tall and appeared to be reaching high to obscure the city buildings behind it. Handsome flowers grew straight up on single stems and were topped with white crowns of flowers. View all

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