Brand New: Bay Bridge Steel Art Piece Opening “Signal” | Treasure Island
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Signal (Treasure Island) | 9th St. and Avenue of the Palms, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Signal is a brand new public art piece for Treasure Island made of 36 tons of steel from the former East Span of the Bay Bridge.
Three 12-ton girders and a signal light have been repurposed to make a steel ring 25 feet across sitting on low concrete piers.
Groundbreaking took place on August 20th with a public opening scheduled for September 22, 2019. According to Curbed SF the art piece will stick around until at least 2022 with a possibile extention in the works.
Artist Tom Loughlin (a self-described “weirdo conceptual artist”) says, “I hope visitors will find themselves thinking about our place in the natural landscape and the tools we build to help us traverse it.”
Where is Signal Located?
The sculpture will be at the location formerly known as the intersection of 9th and Avenue of the Palms. Due to the renovation of Treasure Island, the location can no longer be accessed by Avenue of the Palms. You’ll need to find your way through the central part of the island to 9th street. if all else fails, follow signs towards Mersea, the restaurant which is located 50 meters from the sculpture.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Outdoors