A display about the giant wooden phallus in the Presidio has been -- if we may be so bold -- extended. While the sculpture itself sits in a dirt field near the Arguello Gate, the "Goldsworthy at the Presidio" exhibit can be found at the Officers' Club and includes photos, sketches, video, and a scale replica of the Spire. The Spire debuted to some acclaim last year, but news chatter has fallen off significantly, as has conversation on Twitter. Understandably so: it's not like a giant wooden spike in the ground is going to be a regular news-generator.
But this is indicative of a bigger problem: attracting people to the Presidio. It's a lovely place -- we work there, so we spend almost every day in the park -- but it's also kind of a ghost-town. What if you built a humongous urban park and nobody came? Or even worse, what if you tried to build attractions but squabbles over minutia prevented anything from ever getting built? CAMP's been off-and-on for so long we can't even remember what it's supposed to be. Luckily, the Disney Museum is on-track for an opening this fall, with tickets going on sale August 1.
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