Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6:00 PM
The Golden Gate Bridge: Icon, Metaphor, Inspiration
Free Event at the California Historical Society, 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, but RSVP required at http://johnkingggb.eventbrite.com/
Kick off Memorial Day weekend by joining us at the galleries of the California Historical Society for an evening with John King, urban architecture critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. As part of continuing programming around the exhibition on display in the California Historical Society galleries through October 14 and the upcoming anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, King will offer his musings on the majestic bridge. "We take the Golden Gate Bridge for granted, but what if it had never been built? Look past the marvelous architecture, wondrous engineering, and geographic splendor of the bridge, and another facet emerges. The Golden Gate Bridge is a cultural touchstone that allows us to contemplate how the risks taken by one generation reshaped the Bay Area in enduring ways." Although this event is free to the public, please RSVP to ensure that you will have a seat.