Saltscapes San Francisco Bay Cris Benton
“Benton’s images allow us to slip our earthly bonds and see the world from new heights, his aerial views offering a fresh perspective on familiar landscapes. Surprising and sublime, Saltscapes can be enjoyed equally as a collection of art photography and a portrait of ecological transformation and resilience.”
Stedelijke vernieuwing in San Francisco in de jaren 70 hield onder ander in dat 19e eeuwse woningen in zijn geheel werden verplaatst. De waren daarna voor 1 dollar te koop. Dit proces werd door Dave Glass vastgelegd in de serie House Movers, San Francisco.
Part of an urban renewal effort in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood involved relocating 19th century victorian buildings to their new permenent locations. A house like this could then be purchased form the San Francisco Redevelopement Agency for $1 (one dollar) plus relocation and restoration costs. These are a sample of the photos from the series taken 1976 and 1977.
What do you do with an abandoned trolley station? Build a massive underground park!
That’s exactly what Dan Barasch wants to do. New York City has two-thirds the green space per resident as other big cities, but converting the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal into a park the size of a football field would create a respite from the bustling streets. By redirecting sunlight from the roads above, it is possible to illuminate a luscious community space below, nicknamed the Lowline for its similarity to Manhattan’s beloved High Line.