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Harvey Milk Plaza design finalists announced

Which plan do you prefer? Alas, the Harvey Milk Plaza is an unmitigated disaster. Lack of design point of view and an awkward setting resulted in one of the city’s more tragic displays of public space. A plaza dedicated to one of the country’s biggest civil rights heroes deserves more than a fenced-off sunken garden and hard-to-find memorial. Which is why, back in March of this year, the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIASF), San Francisco Public Works, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) held a competition for redesigning the plaza.
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