Sculptor Ruth Asawa passed away last night at the age of 87. The survival of Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain, a fixture of the Grand Hyatt Plaza, had been threatened by Apple’s proposed plans for a Union Square store, plans Apple has since been forced to revisit.

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  1. Posted by Futurist

    She was a brilliant artist.
    Thankfully, the Planning Commission put a stop to Apple’s absurd building and attempt to remove her fountain from the steps.

  2. Posted by patrick

    Sorry to say that I thought she had passed away years ago. She lived on Castro Street and Elizabeth in Noe Valley. Always loved peeking into her garden on my way down to 24th Street and wished that I could go inside.

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