Trying to take advantage of our recent fabulous January weather, on Sunday I took one of the most beautiful urban walks in the U.S. The walk from the Palace of Fine Arts along the Chrissy Field waterfront to Fort Point in San Francisco was just incredible. The walk ends under the south end of the Golden Gate Bridge and the bridge is in view the whole time. It is two miles each way and an easy flat walk. Worth a trip to San Francisco.
Two mile route from the Palace of Fine Arts to the Golden Gate Bridge
The Palace of Fine Arts has just been restored and is absolutely beautiful. It is well worth a visit in itself. The scale of the structures is immense and the reflecting pool provides a beautiful vista of the complex.
The new Lakeport Courthouse hit a major milestone with the approval of a site by the State Public Works Board. The 6-acre site will be located at 675 Lakeport Blvd, and is expected to close escrow by March 1, 2011. The new courthouse is one of 41 projects funded by Senate Bill 1407 which funds critically needed courthouse construction, renovation and repairs.
With the site acquisition phase completed, TLCD Architecture and Shepley Bulfinch move forward into Schematic Design for the project. For more information, read the article from the Lake County News.
The McCarthy Library has earned the “Stone Cold Gorgeous” Award in the 5th Annual People’s Choice 3form Installation Contest. We are thrilled that so many people voted for the Library in this contest, which marks the third award recognition for the building! 3form was used in the ‘floating classroom’ that projects into the high-volume day-lit reading room of the Library. View all of the contest winners and check out what people had to say about the Library.
TLCD’s second annual 1/2 Ton Food Drive Challenge ended on a high note last week when we reached 1075.5 pounds of food for the Redwood Empire Food Bank. Many thanks go out to our wonderful staff who not only contributed to the food drive in a big way, but also gave generously to needy families through the Volunteer Center’s Giving Tree. Thank you for making this holiday season better for families in need.