Monday, March 29, 2010

The Time is now: Treasure Island 1939 & under Construction


What a Fair it was...


My father waxed lyrically about how spectacular GGE was at night - excitement permeated the air, he had never seen anything like this before. Lights radiated in a rainbow of colors in every direction, excitement in the air... this was place to be. Later, he went on to help build Liberty Ships in Richmond.

Can't [we] create something like this today?

We have advanced technology, lighting and sound gear, far superior resource distribution systems.

What's Up? Are we going backwards?

Let' make Treasure Island a global beacon that metaphorically guides the world into this millennium properly.  The clock is ticking and we are all behind schedule.

Gentlemen, start your engines.
image above: San Francisco image collection; all rights reserved

The Time is NOW.



Treasure Island, 


gradually sinking into the Bay



the Pacific 
Ocean Rises

to new highs in 2100





Background: 
Treasure Island, site of the 1939 International Exposition, was built with dredged soil from the Bay. The island was to become San Francisco International Airport in 1941. However, the Navy seized the island in 1942, after World War II began, and it became Treasure Island Naval Station. Situated between the world's two largest bridges spanning San Francisco Bay, Treasure Island was the site of the 1939 International Exposition. Built of bay dredged dirt, the island was to become San Francisco International Airport in 1941. However, the Navy seized the island in 1942, shortly after World War II began, and it became Treasure Island Naval Station.  


Image Source: Digitally mastered from the collection of the Oakland Public Library,  all rights reserved

What is next for this gradually sinking properly in the headwind of rising sea levels projected for 2100?  


MORE INFORMATION: http://www.sfimages.com/history/GGE.html



Treasure Island Museum: http://www.treasureislandmuseum.org/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_Island_%28California%29
Web Gallery
http://worldwidearchive.imagekind.com/store/imagedetail.aspx/553fd3f5-1793-4626-ac06-bdc6a2cd793a/Treasure_Island_Golden_Gate_Exposition_San_Franci
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