Raygun Gothic Rocketship
By Pier 14, San Francisco, California

external link Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
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Ferry Building Behind
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:31:48 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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The sculpture was set up in the area called Tidal Plaza near the foot of Pier 14. From a distance the rocket appeared small because the Ferry Building tower rose high over it.


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People For Scale
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:31:42 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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Closer, the rocket began to appear large because people could be seen walking around its base. The rocket is actually 40 feet tall.


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Tourist Sign
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:33:32 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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Installed on the street side of the rocket was a tourist sign describing the rocket's schedule and routes.


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Detail Of Tourist Sign
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:33:32 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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On the back of the sign was a schedule of flights. Arrival at Pluto, for example, was scheduled for 6:31 A.M. No indication was given about whether the times were Earth times or times local to the other planets and moons.


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Exhaust Nozzle
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:34:12 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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The exhaust nozzles were a work of art unto themselves.


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Fueling Collar
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:34:14 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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What appeared to be a fueling collar was attached to only one side of the ship.


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One Of The Hatches
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:34:18 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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One of the hatches found in the side of the rocket. This one had a viewing port.


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The Other Hatch
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:34:54 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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The other hatch was far up on the top of the rocket.


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A Rocket Leg
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:35:26 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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One of the rocket legs stood on the concrete below. A round elevated plywood stage was constructed around it.


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Power Box
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:35:42 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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A cylendrical box was set up next to a lamp post so that it could tap into City power to light the rocket at night. Night shots will be added here later.


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The Plaque
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:36:06 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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The plaque was set at the edge of the elevated round plywood stage. It listed what appeared to be all the atrtists that took part in the construction of the rocket ship, other contributor such as studios, and the names of those who donated funds. Included at the bottem of the plaque was a web reference to Five Ton Crane external link.


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Bay Bridge Behind
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Lead Artists Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, and David Shulman
by Pier 14 internal link San Francisco, California
(Date Photographed: 16:37:20 Monday 9 August 2010)
(Date Published: Saturday 14 August 2010)
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The rocket was placed so that its backdrop would be the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge. This shot shows its orientation to pier 14 and to Cupid's Bow in Rincon Park internal link behind and to the extreme right.


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