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