The two-tower project proposed for 1411 Market Street has been in the works since 2007, and got its final entitlements back in February 2011. The super-sleek Handel Architects design includes 754 rental apartments and approximately 19,000 sq.ft. of commercial space located in two 35-story and 19-story towers connected by a 9-story base podium. Part of the project's approvals were public art installations in the public open spaces, and those designs have now been revealed. One installation, a vertical cast concrete wave, will be located on the north side of the 19-story tower, and the other will be in a grade-level plaza at the intersection of 10th and Market Streets in the form of cartographic etchings, sculptural stone pieces and sculptural vessel installations with planted materials. Both pieces are created by San Francisco-based artist Topher Delaney, who specializes in environmental and landscape art. She's no stranger to public plaza art installations, with pieces at Fort Mason, SF General Hospital, the UCSF Medical Center, the World Trade Center site in New York, and the Portland Art Center. The Planning Commission will get an informational presentation on the designs, but won't vote on anything (art is subjective, and all that).
· Informational presentation on proposed public art installations for 1411 Market Street [SF Planning]
· 10th & Market Residences [Handel Architects]
· Topher Delaney [tdelaney]
· Mid-Market: OK, What's Going On Here? [Curbed SF]