Model Lacey Field
on the plaza alongside the Old Federal Reserve Building in San Francisco - 301 Battery Street
In 1983 The Federal Reserve moved to a state-of-the-art new building at 101 Market Street.
Anyone who is seriously familiar with San Francisco - would recognize the patterns in the floor-way behind Lacey here. This is the circular brick design of the Embarcadero Center buildings. Six city blocks display this brick work on public terraces that range from three to five floors - as do the office buildings located here which rise to 32 floors and the 17 floor Hyatt Regency of San Francisco.
We are three stories above Battery Street. Columns of the old Federal Reserve building are behind Ms. Field. It is one of those massive buildings that would seem completely at home in Washington, D.C. The Doric columns seem out of place in San Francisco.
The architects who designed Embarcadero Center seemed to understand this and I love that you can now walk in the air up above and through what was supposed to be an intimidating entrance to the government's piggy-bank.
Here is a view of this place I posted last December. We are up where the umbrellas are at the right end of the overpass. You can see these columns on the right as well:
[tomorrow]: another Lacey image from this same early evening shoot.
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