A romantic approach is attempted in Golden Gate Theatre Meets Tower. This linear drawing is graphite and pastel on aircraft metal. The power plant tower of 6th Street is overlooking the Golden Gate Theatre, while the street light on the left goes skyward. The Golden Gate Theatre was designed by the architect G. Albert Lansburgh in the 1920's. He said, “form and function must compliment one another…a theatre must not only be beautiful but completely functional”. The theatre showed silent films for over 50 years. During the 1960’s, it was converted into a two-screen theatre. It suffered little damage, restored as a single auditorium and reopened in 1979 as a Performing Arts Center.
By Patricia Araujo