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visibley artist heats completed more than 50 sculptures. while sought after for creating nuisance sculptures he maintenance small-scale skurlz please well, mr. cliff >> thank you and thank you congresswoman pelosi and mayor ed lee for your comments. this building and project represents many things i want to talk about the roll of art in the contemporary society. within their design convalescence program.
this court yard was done within the program. this program offered the opportunity to work with architect and engineers and significant collaborations that integrate art into the general mifgsdz public buildings. during this collaboration i had the pleasure to work with jennifer and ken barker in washington and don davis. as well as others from the construction site. and we also had an excellent contractor. that my most significant professional collaboration in the project was with two people don doug last from the fine arts program and cliff low.
cliff lows sensitive were structural for me to create the landscape ribbons. don douglas demanded the best quality. the sculptor in this court yard called ribbons is the heart and soul of the building. it's meant to adapt to the moments like this. it can be a place of respite. the sculptor responses to the hierarch of the skrurlt with the ribbons. this major emphasis on the horizon is to compliment the
architecture and it is perfect to the historic use. from under no circumstances ribbons the sculptors that you see to the side rise and fall and create pathways of decomposed granite that anchor the space. there's actually an interesting story about the fountains. when arthur brown completed the designs in 1932 the court yard was never completed because of guess what, budget adversaries (laughter) so it's good to know we're not alone in our contemporary conditions. but i was able to get ahold of the original plans and they
showed those like wedding cakes had had or that are different so i replaced those with the cubes and i was able to in that way like the court yard itself really complete the historical nature of the building and bring it into its contemporary use. as part of this visual vocabulary those fountains and benches you seeing see rising and twisting from the ground are digitally cast into concrete. the concrete is an 80 percent recycled material which is in con formulations with the plat form of qualifications of the architecture by hk s. the decomposed granite allows
water to pass through. sculpture is meant to be skrurlt it is also accommodating the lives of people who are going to work in this facility and use it. i think this this sense it's what the art and architecture program intended for its platform for architecture. john dewey once said that long. >> art it the beauty parlor of civilization neither art of civilization are secure. it's a recognize that the federal government believed that art should and can enrich our lives. this project was taken out of
the beauty parlor and put here ugly or usable and behalf. they've recognized the building art and it's through those those types of collaborations that are become into the arts collaboration. i hope this continues to grow our infrastructure. i take it my dreamy know from experience if we can do it with the courtyard we can do it with infrastructure like water and bridges can be built and reflect the best qualifies of american democracy. nancy pelosi said we should keep on building thanks or things that inspire and endure.
thank you (clapping.) thank you cliff i'm sure everyone will agree it is a wonderful particulars. today you've heard about the objectives and goals but we wouldn't have been successful without the contractors i want to acknowledge the architects and the art and architecture design of cliff garden studio and the cliff management that team led i mr. robert. and noting folks and the xhiths firms. at this time i'll to take a brief moment to recognize the g
s a team which are directly involved for the public building service region 89 (clapping) regional 7, 8, 9 project sponsor patricia that were recreational chief aektd larry (clapping.) recreational recovery act executive matt. and others. (clapping.) >> project executive andrew and his predecessor kim wong. project director. fabulous job. this is the baby and it's a
beautiful baby. and cathy author fabulous job. jason and others (clapping.) and san francisco service center mark and all the other g s a members it's done if record time really when you think about it. i want to make sure everyone knows we appreciate the hard work and we're going to enjoy it for one hundred years. thank you for the team that helped to put this event today and we appreciate all of you as well (clapping.) ladies and gentlemen, this concludes our formal ceremony and thank you for coming. if you one way or another would like to take a brief tour please
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>> (clapping) all right. thank you erica and thank for the great work. leader pelosi and mayor ed lee thank you for your attention. welcome to yelp. i'm excited to have you here at our new headquarters. as you know yelp has lived within the same radius. we've moved a short distance away and to keep our headquarters in san francisco was a conscious one. san francisco was a key player in the yemz story. we realized that yelp might work
in cities around the world with yelp in 23 criteria's we need a little bit more desk space. yelp has 17 hundred employees 8 hundred in sf. we're committed to growing the local economy and maintaining a strong connection to our san francisco lines. when looking for a new headquarters it was location, location, location. we needed somewhere to provide easy access to lots of local businesses and restaurants and remain convenient for mass transit riders and bike riders a lot of our employees ride bikes. combrem is pack at about local
plays and celebrate the distinct active and unique. we want to have this into a more than workplace. talking of resident at the 130 montgomery is an important milestone. we'll celebrate our tenth anniversary next year. i'm privileged to introduce yelp leader our 2kwishd nancy pelosi (clapping.) and what on a honor to be your representative in congress. thank you jeremy. your leadership and your sense of community and for staying in
san francisco. i'm honored to join you and your colleagues especially our mayor who has a relationship with this part of the whole city, of course, but this was his baby and he's done a remarkable job. when we cut relishes at another that i have i tip my hat to president obama for helping to make business grow in this part of town. it's great to see you again jeremy. he brought some of the enthusiasm to washington for yelpless recently. and erica congratulations on our work here.
lisa and matt congratulations on our awards how wonderful. but it's a principle for me to be here as your representative in congress to the new headquarters but a building of great tradition and that's in our city. this whole faith is built on technology and really save in community because community is what yelp is all about. yelps success is living proof that american business doesn't want just service a small community but this whole community. from the beginning this torrid
company acknowledged that this can be a good model of bits. and certainly there's no befrt place to test this model but in san francisco. consider where we are today 140 new montgomery street stand for innovation. the first sky skrarpt to be in san francisco. it was then the pacific telephone company. i've been using caving stone as means of communication but that was the innovation of the day. that was here in 1929 that, sir winston churchill made a telephone call for his 21st wedding anniversary he said why
say the age of migraines it past it's just the beginning to today, we mark a new beginning it's called the monument for talk it's called yelp. today, we have the opportunity to celebrate the now global company community community community how many communities jeremy. while millions of companies understand how yelp can help to change minds fewer know how dedicated this is to helping nonprofits doing the same they're committed to helping leader to find czar grant award and a having champions within the company to open the doors of
opportunities pr i congratulate you it's a small amount of money to help incurs who are striving to build better community. 826 val say thank you for helping children to learn more skills. and that's what communication is all about. and the initiative to expand their business. it's all connected to communication and empowerment. i take it something is going to
happen with bell, pack bell jeremy said they have their yellow pages and we have yelp. we affirm our deaths for the economic engine it drives the american dream so thank you yelp for your leadership this tliefrz on the power of community. thank you for your imperial spirit and a your commitment to the community. thank you congratulations to yelp (clapping.) don't use it as a model but (laughter) you really this is such a passion for the mayor. and i know what this means to
many this building yelp coming here for him everyday strives to make san francisco the engine of economic growth of community respect of giving opportunity to so many people. i know this is a special program and he wanted to decade yelp to the san francisco community >> thank you (clapping.) well, that's kind of neat to have it yielded by the leader. i am, of course, very glad to be here at yelp this is my second invest to this site. i know that erica having something in common being from berkley. it's great to see people coming
together after law but it's good to see maybe there's life for me. but i'm happy to be here and join nancy pelosi and congratulating he yemen they're new home. yelp is special they're starting here and staying here that i i love coming here it is now 8 hundred the numbers changed. i visited a few weeks we looked at the building restroom for a thousand. i want to join leader pelosi it is a happy day. i love to see companies succeed and the collaborating and sharing ideas this is what yelp has done.
and then to do something special in the what happened in san francisco because companies that are here and start here they follow in the tradition like the charles swabbings and the fisher's and the hell man's they discover the resources and want others to grow with them. that's why to recognize 3 outstanding nonprofits you've columbian but even if company like yelp now, it's yelp and yelp foundation. i love that because i got it, it's sales force and sales force foundation the technology companies are taking up that social responsibility like no others and i love seeing that
because that's been the values of san franciscans. we've shared in our success and as we present more companies whether their along market street or monday night grorm we have 1 thousand companies in san francisco plus. think about how many foundations this represents >> we all know the understanding is becoming clear innovation is not about the temple it's about a way of thinking. it suggests that community collaboration, building of that community, sharing of ideas is really a spirit. i've been very happy to collaborator collaborate with yelp and looufrt has been with us a couple of times we have a
relationship that's not just in the city. i'm happy to bring yelp with me and present them to other mayors. we get to not only brag but to announce we're solving things that we're not in the drudgery of retention reform and run away accounts but we can solve them in partnership with the private sector. we took this one example data that no one looks altered from restaurants and we discovered there's no eyes on that so we matched that up with the real eyes that are at yelp and made
that connection so when you go to let yelp website i can see the relationship in government and we announced that and other cities asked how we have more people using that process. that's one of dozens of example whether it's in transportation finding parking spaces and ride sharing to function more efficient. this partnership goes beyond it and you have made it exist. i'm interested in seeing the other donation you're making to consumer free speech and thank you yelp for being here i want to call up jeremy and a nancy
pelosi it's about time that on the occasion of establishing you're wonderful headquarters and i'll watch the demonstrate you're wonderful services this is today yelp day colleagues, that places you on the next item >> does that mean he can park whatever he wants. >> that's the green bike thing. >> it's earlier in the day sometimes, it happens at dinner 7, 8, 9 but now you're telling me. >> thank you for your leadership. >> thank you.