NEMA® Unveils Interactive Public Art Plaza at 10th and Market Streets

NEMA, San Francisco, Northern California, Sacramento Delta, California coastline, Mid-Market District

img003Public Space Brings Northern California’s Natural Landscape into Urban Context; Debuts with Celebration Party on Sunday, February 15

SAN FRANCISCO  – NEMA, a Crescent Heights® Inspired Community located in San Francisco’s burgeoning Mid-Market district, is pleased to announce the unveiling of its public art plaza at the corner of 10th and Market streets.  The expansive outdoor art installation affords residents and passerby a unique urban space to pause and reflect in the midst of the city’s hustle.

To commemorate the opening, NEMA will host an unveiling party for residents and the public on Sunday, February 15 from noon to 4 p.m., featuring lively, spiritual-focused entertainment including a Klezmer quintet, Taiko drummers, and a Chinese table harpist.  The artists, Topher Delaney and Calvin Chin, will be on-site to officially sanctify the space and provide brief tours throughout the duration of the event.

The boldly creative public art plaza further establishes NEMA as an innovator in the art and design realm.  Named “Promised Land” for its meditative spirit, the plaza features cartography-inspired artwork, extraordinary greenery such as Raymond Granite planters with Japanese Black Pines, and two 20-foot-high monumental stone sculptures inscribed with bar codes that subtly invite observers to interact with the intimacy of geology.  Granite paved pathways are laid out in the pattern of a map depicting a grid of San Francisco’s streets, alongside two vector-shaped pathways made of granite sourced from Northern California’s Raymond quarry that are etched with stylized versions of the California coastline and the Sacramento Delta.  The pathways lead to the glass façade of NEMA’s North Tower lobby.

“We are overjoyed to gift this special, spiritual public art site to the city of San Francisco,” said Roman Speron, regional operations manager of Crescent Heights.  “Our team is continuously dedicated to providing a unique and culturally rich lifestyle for residents here at NEMA, and now we’re able to extend that offering to the public for both locals and city visitors to enjoy.  Topher and Calvin created a striking and thoughtful mini urban art park in the middle of a highly trafficked Mid-Market intersection, which we believe will significantly enhance the renaissance of the neighborhood.”

Leasing at NEMA, located at 8 10th Street in San Francisco, is ongoing.  Prospective renters who wish to schedule an appointment can e-mail or call 415-552-6362.  To learn more about the project, please visit

About NEMA
A Crescent Heights® Inspired Community, NEMA is a highly-amenitized, service-oriented residential rental community located at 10th and Market streets in the heart of San Francisco’s Mid-Market neighborhood.  NEMA’s four linked towers comprise 754 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.  The property was conceptualized and designed to reflect the city of San Francisco and uniquely cater to its residents.

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