Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Powell Street Promenade is NOW Open!
The Mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee, Board of Supervisor's President, David Chiu, Executive Director of the Union Square Business Improvement District, Linda Mjellem, Designer, Walter Hood, an Audi Executive and others gathered for the Grand Opening of the Powell Street Promenade today just off Union Square.After the ribbon cutting ceremony, designer Water Hood took us around one block of the Promenade to explain the features and design elements that people will enjoy. Above, he is demonstrating the new FREE WiFi that will be available on the two blocks of the Promenade.
The Promenade features stand up tables as well as some bench seating. It is made of a galvanized metal with some wood inlays.
Powell Street has over 100,000 pedestrians each day walk up and down the corridor connecting BART and Market Street with Union Square.The plants mixed in through out the Promenade are a great touch.