A to Z – 2023 – N is for Ivan Navarro who designed The Ladder (Sun or Moon)

And so we begin another week in our A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is a San Francisco experience called Illuminate SF. For the last 10 years there have been installations of lights around the city. Some have become permanent and those are the ones we are visiting.

For the letter “N” I am using Ivan Navarro’s design called “The Ladder.” It was installed in 2020 on the side of the building at 1066 Market Street. During the day it looks like a normal functioning fire escape but at night the neon lights make it look like a stairway to the sky.

Mr. Navarro’s concept is to take ordinary looking things and transform them into works of art. This particular ladder is 10 stories high and cost $850,000. I am wondering how the people who live in those apartments deal with that neon light right outside their window all night. And I don’t think it’s an actual functioning fire escape. You can see that some of the lights need replacing too.

Best Viewing: Anytime after dusk.

That’s all I got for this one. Come back tomorrow for some “O’s.”

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13 Responses to A to Z – 2023 – N is for Ivan Navarro who designed The Ladder (Sun or Moon)

  1. Pingback: A to Z – 2023 – Reflection | Janet's Smiles

  2. I’m all in favor of bringing out the magic in ordinary things… but if it costs a ton and doesn’t function, it’s not really an ordinary thing, is it?
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  3. John Holton says:

    A couple of flights of the ladder seem to have been shut off on pupose. Maybe they gave him enough money to do it?

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  4. Tamara says:

    I agree – it looks cool from the outside, but I wouldn’t want to have my bedroom window being illuminated all nicht long.

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  5. mollyscanopy says:

    I was also wondering about those lights at night. But it certainly looks attractive for those passing by who don’t live in the building.

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  6. Yes I was wondering myself if it functioned and I surely wouldn’t like that light coming in my bedroom window. Reminds me of a Seinfeld episode when the bright lights were outside Kramer’s window! I bet it is pretty to see in person. Thanks for sharing

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  7. eschudel says:

    I was wondering about its usability…

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