The north part of the neighborhood that used to be Dogpatch is now Mission Bay. The University of California at San Francisco has a lot of research facilities there. Lots of new condos, where there used to be beat-up old warehouses and factories.
In a plaza between offices and condos, RIchard Serra was commissioned to install his sculpture ‘Ballast’.
Fans of classical sculpture, like Michelangelo’s ‘David’, may have a difficult time appreciating this work. Also, photographs don’t do it justice. But truly, these big slabs of rusty steel are things of great beauty.