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'''<font face = arial light> <font color = maroon> <font size = 3>Unfinished History</font></font> </font>'''
 
'''<font face = arial light> <font color = maroon> <font size = 3>Unfinished History</font></font> </font>'''
  
As part of the long, [[Yerba Buena Center: Redevelopment and a Working Class Community’s Resistance|tangled fight over the Yerba Buena Center]] and the Moscone Convention Center, many "concessions" were made by the monied interests behind the original plans. One of them was to create the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Memorial as part of the 2.5 acre public park on the lot between 3rd and 4th, Howard and Mission.
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As part of the long, [[Yerba Buena Center: Redevelopment and a Working Class Community’s Resistance|tangled fight over the Yerba Buena Center]] and the Moscone Convention Center, many "concessions" were made by the monied interests behind the original plans. One of them was to create the Martin Luther King, Jr.  Memorial—''Revelation''—as part of the 2.5 acre public park on the lot between 3rd and 4th, Howard and Mission. The memorial is a collaborative work of poet Estella Majoza, sculptor Houston Conwill, and architect Joseph De Pace.
  
 
[[Image:MLK-memorial 175440.jpg]]
 
[[Image:MLK-memorial 175440.jpg]]
  
'''You can make out MLK making one of his famous speeches at the end of the corridor under the waterfall. The back wall behind the falling water is full of images and quotes.'''
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'''You can make out MLK Jr. making one of his famous speeches at the end of the corridor under the 50' x 20' waterfall. The back wall behind the falling water is full of images and quotes.'''
  
 
''Photo: Chris Carlsson''
 
''Photo: Chris Carlsson''

Latest revision as of 13:32, 18 January 2021

Unfinished History

As part of the long, tangled fight over the Yerba Buena Center and the Moscone Convention Center, many "concessions" were made by the monied interests behind the original plans. One of them was to create the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial—Revelation—as part of the 2.5 acre public park on the lot between 3rd and 4th, Howard and Mission. The memorial is a collaborative work of poet Estella Majoza, sculptor Houston Conwill, and architect Joseph De Pace.

MLK-memorial 175440.jpg

You can make out MLK Jr. making one of his famous speeches at the end of the corridor under the 50' x 20' waterfall. The back wall behind the falling water is full of images and quotes.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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I Have A Dream speech.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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One of MLK's best quotes.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

YBC-lawn-w-St-Patricks-Marriott-and-Luxury-Tower 20190707 175514.jpg

The view northward across the public lawn of Yerba Buena Gardens towards St. Patrick's on Mission Street.

Photo: Chris Carlsson