Grain silos become art walls

When the Loma Prieta Earthquake hit San Francisco in 1989, the plant you are about to see in the photos was shut down. It had previously served as storage for grain that was brought in by train and then shipped out by boat for export. It is now a piece of art that looks normal during the day but reveals its wonders at night!

You can read all about the history of the Pier 90/92 silos right here. The silos are located right next to the Islais Creek Channel, which I wrote about not too long ago for the Potrero View.

The San Francisco waterfront is currently undergoing major construction and renovation to make it more welcoming to visitors.

The art on the silos at Pier 90, Bayview Rise, was created by Haddad/Drugan and is supposed to stay in place for a minimum of five years. Feel free to click on the link to their website to understand the 3-dimensional nature of this piece of art. Here is another website you can go to for more info on the project.

I did my best to try to capture it, but it was really windy both times I went, making it hard to have nice reflections in the water.

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3 thoughts on “Grain silos become art walls

  1. The artwork is a stunning visual at night, and can be seen from a great distance in surrounding hills and neighborhoods.

    I would like to correct one minor flaw in the above article. The project created by Haddad/Drugan is called “Bayview Rise” not “Bayview Wise”.

  2. Oh, make that two minor flaws: The piers are 90/92 and not 50/52 as stated in the above article.

    If you get a chance, dear reader, you must visit Islais Creek area (3rd Street & Cargo Way) to see these silos for yourself. They are truly awesome.

    • Thanks for pointing that out. Those are both typos because I knew both of those important facts. I really appreciate your help in correcting that. I made the appropriate changes. 😉 Thanks for dropping by!

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