Erased Landscape

Erased Landscape: The Making of Flat Land in Central San Francisco

This is the story of how a massive erasure of landscape occured in early San Francisco, motivated by explosive population growth and fueled by an influx of minng and industrical wealth. Without second thought, San Francisco transformed sand dunes, hollows, creeks, marshes and bay waters into the flat lands now known as Market Street, South of Market, the Mission District, South Beach, the Financial District, Union Square and the Tenderloin.

HERE5 is informed by historical accounts, photographs, maps, and illustrations. It includes computer generated, CAD movies of the 1853 San Francisco landform based on the United State Coast Survey.

HERE5 - Erased Landscape is 84 minutes long and was written, filmed and edited in 2010 through 2012.

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8 Responses:

  1. Lun Esex says:

    Ow, my eyes. I'm not color blind at all, but the combination of rust-colored links/headline and green background on that site kinda make me want to be.

  2. Andrew says:

    Jwz dotted!

  3. David Konerding says:

    Never forget the second street cut (also known as the laceration of Rincon Hill)!

  4. Glenn says:

    Yup I'm having bandwidth issues has this video seems to be a lot more popular than the previous ones. To do it on YouTube I'd have to purchase a Youtub emembership channel as these are all longer than 15 minutes. And the originals are in HD and totally large files. Right now my ISP category has no bandwidth limit fee wise, though they use CPControl Panel which imposes a bandwidth on staring that is having to be raised very other day - arrrgh...

    • Ben Brockert says:

      You don't have to purchase anything, you just sign up for an account, verify it, and remain in good standing. In fact you can monetize the videos, so that YouTube will pay you if you want, but you don't have to do that either.