The Masonry Repair Project is now successfully complete.
Roebuck Construction and Thameside Masonry are beginning the Masonry Repair Project at the Mothers Building this week. The work will be complete by November 2018.
One of the final elements of the short-term repairs as identified in the Conditions Assessment is the stabilization of masonry elements on the exterior of the building. The contract for this work was awarded to Roebuck Construction with Thameside Masonry as the subcontractor. Construction will start in August 2018 and … Continue reading
In March 2017, CyArk donated their services to digitally document the exterior of the Mothers Building. This work will be helpful in the restoration project. With the $400,000 in funding provided as an Add-Back from Supervisor Tang, we are tackling the various immediate and short term projects identified in the … Continue reading
By Ryan Kelly In honor of Woman’s History Month, we’re highlighting a building located at the San Francisco Zoo that honors the greatest women in the world—our mothers! The Mother’s Building was built in 1925 on land donated by brothers Herbert and Mortimer Fleishhacker to honor their mother Delia’s memory. … Continue reading
Architectural Resources Group (ARG) finalized the Structural Assessment for the Mothers Building in February 2016. Input was received from Rec and Park, the Arts Commission, Office of Workforce and Economic Development, the Planning Department and other interested stakeholders. The Structural Assessment was funded by a grant awarded by the Historical … Continue reading
Sad news from the San Francisco Zoo: on Friday they announced the passing of their 32-year old polar bear Piké. Piké (pronounced PEE-ka) lived at the Zoo her entire life, born on November 25, 1982 and raised by staff after she was rejected by her mother. Enjoying the comforts of … Continue reading
A 32-year-old polar bear died of old age at the San Francisco Zoo on Friday, according to zoo officials. Pike (pronounced Peek-a) was born at the zoo in 1982 and hand-reared by zoo staff. She outlived her life expectancy by 8 years, and was one of the oldest polar bears … Continue reading
Get into the San Francisco Zoo for free if you were born in the Year of the Horse (1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002 and 2014) to enjoy a day of Chinese New Year performances and … Continue reading