100 First Street, A Privately Owned Public Space, San Francisco, California

Stairs Led Up
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A wide staircase led up from Market Street to a privately owned public space at the back of 100 First Street, San Francisco, California. An elevator found inside 100 First Street, provided access for the disabled, encumbered and elderly.


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Transbay Center
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The Transbay center towered over the park. Its lace-like surface provided a comforting background. Trees grew in large, concrete containers.


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Tables And Chairs
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Tables and chairs were spread around the park and provided a nice place to relax and eat lunch.


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A Fountain
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A fountain located in the back corner of the park provided a bit of white noise from splashing water. That fountain diminished the noise from the surrounding city.


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Curved Glass
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The inside of the fountain was composed of curved pieces of glass. The waterfall at the back of the fountain was just visible through curved, frosted glass.


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Seating Over Market Street
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Small, round, metal tables provided eating surfaces. Metal chairs provided seating next to garbage cans, in an area that overlooked the buildings of Market Street.


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Wood Surfaced Coffee Table
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A wood surfaced coffee table was surrounded on three sides by wood surfaced benches. The fourth side for seating was a concrete and grass ledge.


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Mature Trees
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Mature trees provided shade for those infrequent, overly warm days in the city. Plants decorated raised beds around the trees.


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The Area Was Large
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The elevated, privately owned, publicly accessible park was unexpectedly large.


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Fake Grass
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On those days when the park was extremely crowded, fake grass provided extra seating areas.


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Plants Everywhere
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Plants were on display everywhere in this park. In March, none were flowering yet. The slotted box to the left of the image was a light. Many of those lights dotted the area and provided illumination after darkness fell.


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