Last September, Rem and I visited Salesforce Park on Labor Day, which was a scorching hot day. The city is usually cooler than Marin and I’d been wanting to see this spot, which Rem had visited two years before at its grand opening. I’m sorry for being slow to post about it, so please keep in mind the pictures are almost a year old and may not match the current park conditions.
The park is on the roof of the new Transbay Terminal, aka Salesforce Transit Center. A wavy exterior cladding of lacy perforated aluminum, and giant domed skylights make for a unique, light-filled space.
Coming out onto the rooftop park was like finding a hidden garden in the middle of the city.
There is a path around the perimeter, with landscaping that include plants from all over the world with information about fog irrigation, drought tolerant plantings, etc.
Back inside on the ground floor, or the Grand Plaza, there are public art installations, including a terrazzo floor called Secret Garden by Julie W. Chang with giant poppies, stars, birds, butterflies and bees.
Large, vibrant murals filled the outdoor windows of storefronts, but with business opening up, these may have been replaced with product displays.
Thank you for your visit.