Lisa Petrie, Presidio Trust Media Relations, (415) 561-5424
Presidio Trust Hosts May 6 Public Forum with Five Internationally-Renowned Design Teams to Hear Public Input on Design for 14 New Acres of Parkland
In 2018, the magnificent vistas of the Golden Gate will be more accessible as 14 new acres of parkland are built over the freeway leading to the Golden Gate Bridge, allowing access to Crissy Field from the Main Post of the Presidio once again.
Join us for a special opportunity to meet the five internationally renowned design and program teams selected to develop ideas for the Presidio Gateway.
Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 to 8 pm The Observation Post, 211 Lincoln Boulevard, on the Presidio's Main Post
Each of the five teams will make a short presentation, followed by a question and answer period from the audience.
The five teams, selected out of 25 respondents, are:
- CMG Landscape Architecture, San Francisco
- James Corner Field Operations, New York
- OLIN, Philadelphia/Los Angeles
- SNØHETTA, Oslo/New York /San Francisco
- West 8 Team, Rotterdam/Brussels/New York
The Presidio Trust, working with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, has selected five renowned firms to develop conceptual design and programming for 10 acres of new parkland that will be created in the Presidio atop a dramatic bluff with panoramic Golden Gate views.
The design opportunity came about as the result of the demolition of the 75-year-old freeway leading to the Golden Gate Bridge. It is being replaced by the Presidio Parkway, a new at-grade tunnel-covered roadway that will connect the two most expansive public spaces in the Presidio: the historic Main Post and the bay front at Crissy Field. For more information on the project: Presidio Tunnel Tops