In these tight budget times, city departments are competing for every dollar, especially when it comes to capital spending.
The wish-list of capital funding requests by city departments is more than $194 million. Quite a wish list considering that The City’s 10-year capital plan calls for just $76.5 million in spending. Read More
Flying is more stressful than ever these days — but not, perhaps, if you’re gazing at diaphanous sculptures dangling from the ceiling.San Francisco International Airport’s remodeled Terminal 2 opens next month with a community gathering April 9 and flight service starting April 14. As part of the $388 million redesign, five new public artworks have been installed. Read More
Two women recline in a ditch in the shade of a tree looking relaxed, as if they’ve just exchanged the banal minutiae of their day. The pastoral mood belies the reality of the semi-automatic weapons resting casually in their laps.The immediate, affecting image is in a photo on display in San Francisco’s City Hall by Lynsey Addario, one of the photojournalists highlighted in “Afghanistan in 4 Frames,” a free San Francisco Arts Commission exhibit opening Wednesday. Read More
Two hand-painted glass panels, each 16 feet high and 150 feet across, have been installed on the facade of San Francisco International Airport’s new Terminal 2.The artwork was conceived by Seattle-based artist Norie Sato, who took photographs of cloud formations from an airplane and recreated the images on 240 rectangular sections of double-layered glass that comprise the massive panels. Read More