“Even though [San Francisco’s new Federal Building] at Seventh and Mission streets was designed to allow Jane and Joe Citizen to explore the lobby and an open-air “sky garden” that starts on the 11th floor, some agencies inside want to keep us out.
Yes, there’s a guard at the entrance. Individual agency offices can’t be entered without keys or automated codes. But at least one department isn’t satisfied with the security, so it wants more.
Officials promise that We the People will have access. “One of the goals of the building is that people should be able to flow in and enjoy the public spaces,” says Gene Gibson, the Pacific region spokeswoman for the General Services Administration. “We want this to happen as soon as we can.”” (How’s it going? Updates on Bay Area’s big building projects)
∙ Morphosis: United States Federal Building [arcspace]